The Patriots compete in the Double-A Northeast League and play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, where baseball fans of all ages and levels can enjoy the unique experience that is minor league baseball. The stadium is located just 15 minutes from New York City and sits only 500 feet from the Atlantic Ocean.
The ballpark opened in 2001 and is known for its innovative design which includes an upper deck with viewing galleries, a giant screen TV display that hangs over the left field wall, and a restaurant called The Box Office Cafe. There are also several bars inside the ball park including a beer garden, a wine bar, and a coffee shop.
The Patriots play their home games from April to October and draw crowds between 5,000 and 10,000 people per game. Many major league players have come through town including Alex Rodriguez, Paul Goldschmidt, Mark Teixeira, and Robinson Cano.
In addition to playing ball, the Patriots also operate a youth baseball program that serves students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in the surrounding communities of Riverhead, Bay Shore, Southold, and Islip. The program was created in 2001 by the New York Yankees with assistance from former Boston Red Sox player Mike Vail and has grown significantly since then.
The Patriots are one of two Atlantic League clubs in New Jersey, the other being the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Triple AAA Atlantic League. The stadium has a capacity of 6,100 people and 20 premium suites, as well as an alcohol-free family area and one of the greatest HD scoreboards in the lower leagues.
The ball park is located at 700 E. Lake Drive in Linden, New Jersey, just off the Palisades Interstate Parkway near Fort Lee. It opened in 2001 after three years of construction cost about $50 million. The team is owned by Peter G. Messer who also owns the Somerset Patriots of the American League's (AL) minor league system. The club was named after its former parent organization, which relocated following the 2000 season. The original New Jersey Devils were one of six teams that moved to the new city when it was created for the 2002 NHL season. The Boston Bruins became the first franchise to move into the new facility when they replaced the Devils in 2003.
The New Jersey Patriots played their first game on April 15, 2001, losing 1-4 to the York Pirates at home. Their first win came five days later, when they defeated the Auburn Doubledays 11-6 at home. The team finished last in each of their first two seasons - 2001 and 2002 - but improved to finish second in 2003. They have been competitive ever since, finishing no worse than fourth in the eight-team AL East division each year since 2004.
The New England Patriots are a professional American football team headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The team's home games are held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, which is located 22 miles (35 kilometers) southwest of downtown Boston. The Patriots have won two Super Bowls - XXXVI and FII - and have appeared in nine NFL Championships.
They are one of four major league baseball teams based in Massachusetts the others are the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Radcliffe Baseball Club, as well as one of six current franchises in the National Football League (NFL). The Patriots joined the NFL in 1970 when the Baltimore Colts moved to Indianapolis. Prior to this, they played in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) from 1946 to 1949 and again in 1951. The Patriots are also one of two remaining AAFC teams (along with the Pittsburgh Steelers) that have not merged with another team; the other original franchise, the Cleveland Browns, has since been renamed twice more and now plays in the NFL as part of the same division as the Patriots (the New York Browns/Buccaneers).
In addition to their two Super Bowl wins, the Patriots have won eleven other postseason games, including eight AFC East titles, three AFC Championship Games, and one AFL Championship Game. The team's overall record is 172-87-1 .