The New England Patriots are a professional football team in the National Football League. The team is located in Foxborough, Massachusetts and play their home games at Gillette Stadium. Gillette Stadium has a capacity of 68,756 and opened in 2002. The team plays in the AFC East division and is currently coached by Bill Belichick. The team was established in 1959 originally in Boston before moving to Foxborough in 1971 and changing their name to the New England Patriots from the Boston Patriots.