Since it’s opening in 2002, Gillette Stadium already has created enough memories for the walls to tell stories for days.
That said, the Big Razor has never assembled a crowd of more than 67,684 for a soccer match, which occurred when fans flocked the stadium for a meeting between the national teams of Brazil and Mexico in 2007.
But records are made to be broken, which is what stadium officials are anticipating when Brazil returns to Foxboro on September 10, this time facing Portugal, announcing Friday that they would open the 300-level for the tilt between the Confederations Cup champs and the current seventh-ranked team in the world.
Since tickets went on sale less than three weeks ago, more than 40,000 tickets have been sold. Tickets for the lower seating bowl are still available. Prices for the 300-level begin at $50 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster outlets and the Gillette Stadium box office. The number for the stadium box office is 1-877-GET-REVS.
On the day of the game, the Gillette Stadium parking lots will open at 4:30 while the gates will open at 6:30, two hours before the game’s 8:30 start. Parking rates will apply for all fans.