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Postby B Luc » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:41 pm

I wish but I'm hoping a plane to Hollywood as soon as I'm physically able.
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Postby JJ » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:15 pm

A friend receiving these freebies in today's mail and inviting me to join him in the (indoor, heated) suite for next week's Pats game:
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Postby lugnutz » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:19 pm

I would do that if I lived down there in second. I bet its a good time. Congrats
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Postby rearadmiral » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:49 pm

JJ wrote:A friend receiving these freebies in today's mail and inviting me to join him in the (indoor, heated) suite for next week's Pats game:
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Where you tailgating beforehand?
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Postby JJ » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:55 pm

rearadmiral wrote:Where you tailgating beforehand?

No definitive plans yet, but my buddy was thinking of taking the train from Norwood Center. If that's the final plan, then we'll probably just head inside & hobnob.
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Postby Section 40 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:14 pm

Taking the train will get you to Gillette 30 minutes before kickoff... no time for tailgating.
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Postby JJ » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:39 pm

Indeed, the T schedule says it arrives 3:05, which would get us into the stadium 3:30 or so after disembarking the train & walking from the station. Kickoff is 4:30.

http://www.mbta.com/riding_the_t/patriots/

Probably won't need to tailgate outdoors anyway. Not with a nice warm comfy suite awaiting us.

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Postby rearadmiral » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:47 pm

How is it taking the train down?

Seriously considering it.
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Postby Jackie Treehorn » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:50 pm

I took the train down once. Obviously you don't have time to tailgate, which sucks, but getting out of there without sitting in traffic for hours is a huge plus. If I had tickets in a suite I would consider it.
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Postby rearadmiral » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:54 pm

Earlier train + disposable cooler = problem solved

EDIT: But thanks for heads-up
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Postby Giggles » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:58 pm

Yeah the train is alright. No time to tailgate beforehand and you have to beeline it back there after but it's worth it not to drive.

Also the thing gets packed. Both times I've done it involved standing shoulder to shoulder (on the ride down anyways). Also the last 10 miles of track the train can only go like 8mph so the trip takes longer than it should.

All in all I give it a B-.
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Postby Jackie Treehorn » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:58 pm

Unless they've changed it, there is no earlier train. Only one trip down and one trip back.

Also they didn't collect my ticket last time so you could possibly ride for free if you were so inclined.
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Postby Giggles » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:58 pm

rearadmiral wrote:Earlier train + disposable cooler = problem solved

EDIT: But thanks for heads-up


They only run 1 train.
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Postby Section 40 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:59 pm

There is no "earlier" train to take RA. The MBTA runs two trains to Foxboro on game day. One departs South Station and the other departs from Providence. They meet on the same track facing each other in Foxboro usually 30 minutes before kickoff.
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Postby Jackie Treehorn » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:00 pm

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