(From Patriots Media Relations)

Special exhibit at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon will close February 8

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (January 14, 2010) – Less than a month remains for football fans to see the most extensive collection of AFL memorabilia ever available on public display. “The AFL Turns 50” exhibit at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon will close on February 8, 2010, with most of its artifacts returning to a private collection.

In September 2009, in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Patriots and the AFL, The Hall at Patriot Place unveiled “The AFL Turns 50.” The exhibit features memorabilia from all 10 AFL teams, including expansion teams Miami and Cincinnati. Artifacts in the exhibit include Joe Namath’s Super Bowl III jersey, game-worn uniforms from AFL greats George Blanda, Lance Alworth, Jim Otto, Don Maynard and Otis Taylor, and a graphic timeline of the 1960s relating events in the AFL to historic events of the time.

The 2009 season marked the 50th anniversary for the American Football League (AFL), of which the Boston Patriots were an original member. The Patriots were featured in the NFL’s first “AFL Legacy Game” on the opening weekend of the 2009 season, a 25-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. It was the first of four AFL Legacy games in which the team donned uniforms replicating those the Boston Patriots wore in the 1963 AFL Championship Game.


The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is the crown jewel of Patriot Place and the only sports and education experience of its kind. Through a dazzling array of interactive multimedia exhibits and artifacts never before viewable by the public, The Hall showcases the tradition of the New England Patriots, explores the history of football in New England, and promotes math and science education for thousands of schoolchildren each year. In 2009, The Hall received a Gold MUSE Award from the American Association of Museums and The Hall’s signature film, “Patriots Way,” won a CINE Golden Eagle Award. The Hall was named to Boston Globe Magazine’s Best of the New, and was a Yankee magazine Editor’s Choice recommendation.

Tickets to The Hall are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and military and $5 for children 5-12. Children 4 and under are admitted for free. The winter hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.thehallatpatriotplace.com.