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New Football Complex

The Warren P. McGuirk stadium is going under construction to add a new football complex onto the north end zone of the field. The project entails a $34.5 million, 55,000 square foot complex which will include a press box, state of the art training room, locker room, weight room, coaches offices, position meeting rooms and a players lounge. Construction of the facility was completed in August of 2014.

Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium

McGuirk Alumni Stadium has served as the home of Minuteman football since 1965. With a capacity of 17,000 fans, McGuirk Stadium has been a definite home field advantage for UMass over the years, as the Minutemen have claimed 16 Yankee Conference or Atlantic 10 Conference titles since its opening. The stadium hosted its first game on September 25, 1965, with UMass beating American International College, 41-0. The stadium was officially dedicated on October 16, 1965, when UMass defeated Rhode Island 30-7 in a Homecoming contest. Along with the football team, the UMass women's lacrosse team plays its home games in the facility. The Minutewomen won their first ever game to be played in McGuirk on March 10, 2007 when they defeated Albany 15-7. The stadium is also the site of UMass' graduation ceremonies, and hosted the 1987 NCAA women's soccer championship.


Gillette Stadium

Gillette Stadium has a large number of features that make it unique to the New England heritage. These features include the bridge and 12-story high lighthouse that will sit atop the Patriot Place Gate entrance and welcome visitors to the stadium. Plazas, allowing guests to meet and enjoy the atmosphere, surround the stadium. The parking lots, containing over 16,500 parking spaces, are designed and built to ensure all guests park in a purpose-built, well-lit environment with safety being the No. 1 concern.

Patriot Place

Adjacent to Gillette Stadium, Patriot Place features more than 1.3 million square feet of shopping, dining, and entertainment.You will find major fashion retailers, live and interactive entertainment, eateries, a four-star hotel, state of the art theatre and much, much more.There is something for everyone at Patriot Place... a once in a lifetime experience, every day! For more information click here to visit Patriot Place's website.


DIRECTIONS TO MCGUIRK ALUMNI STADIUM
1 University Drive, Amherst, MA 01003

From the North:  Route 91 South to Exit 25 - At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection - turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South - go 1 mile, then left onto 116 South, then eight miles to UMass exit - Left at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue. Take a right at the first set of lights (usually blinking yellow) and proceed approximately one-quarter mile. The stadium entrance will be on your right.

From the South:  Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles, just past the Amherst-Hadley town line. Take a left at the lights (just after the Stop and Shop on the left-hand side) onto University Drive. Go through one set of lights and the entrance to the stadium will be on your left.

From the East:  Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles, just past the Amherst-Hadley town line. Take a left at the lights (just after the Stop and Shop on the left-hand side) onto University Drive. Go through one set of lights and the entrance to the stadium will be on your left.

From the West:  Mass Pike (Route 90) East to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles, just past the Amherst-Hadley town line. Take a left at the lights (just after the Stop and Shop on the left-hand side) onto University Drive. Go through one set of lights and the entrance to the stadium will be on your left.


DIRECTIONS TO GILLETTE STADIUM
1 Patriots Place, Foxboro, MA  02035-1388

From Boston:  Interstate 93 South (S.E. Expressway) to Interstate 95 South; Take Interstate 95 South to Exit 9 (Wrentham) onto Route 1 South. Follow Route 1 South approximately 3 miles to Gillette Stadium (on the left).

From Cape Cod:  Interstate 495 North to Exit 14A onto Route 1 North. Follow Route 1 North approximately 4 miles to Gillette Stadium (on the right).

From Maine, New Hampshire:  Interstate 128 South to Interstate 95 South; Exit 9 onto Route 1 South. Follow Route 1 South approximately 3 miles to Gillette Stadium (on the left).

From Western Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut, Vermont, Upstate New York:  Interstate 90 East (Massachusetts Turnpike) to Route 495 South; Exit 14A onto Route 1 North. Follow Route 1 North approximately 4 miles to Gillette Stadium (on the right).

From Southern Connecticut, Rhode Island:  Interstate 95 North to Interstate 495 North; Exit 14A onto Route 1 North. Follow Route 1 North approximately 4 miles to Gillette Stadium (on the right).


Amherst, Massachusetts Hotels

UMass Campus Center Hotel
1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003
Toll Free: (877) 822-2110
Local: (413) 549-6000
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University Lodge
423 Russell Street
Hadley, MA 01035
(413) 256-8111
Howard Johnsons
401 Russell Street
Hadley, MA 01035
Local: (413) 586-0115
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