Pats fans looking forward to AFC title game at Gillette
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- Gillette Stadium is ready and waiting for another AFC championship crowd.
Patriots fans have celebrated some of the game’s biggest moments, and they expect to do the same this weekend.
It's a football experience for fans like no other; The American League Conference Championship game played in front of the home town crowd.
“You’re hugging all your friends. The excitement in the field and the excitement in the stands,” said Mark Benton, Patriots fan.
The Patriots are 5-0 for AFC titles played in Foxboro. Fans who have been at those games say there's nothing better than being in the stands when football history is unfolding before their eyes.
“All the fans around you are from here, everyone’s excited and you get to spend it with your friends that have been coming here and spend it with your team,” said Scott Braley, a Patriots fan.
“You can’t move. Even going into the concourse area -- very exciting,” said Dottie Bonenfant, a Patriots fan.
Charlie Johnson was in the stands when the Pats won the AFC Title against the Jaguars in 1997.
“In that particular game it was absolutely bitter cold, and not one person sat down the entire game. I’ve never heard the stadium as loud as that,” said Charlie Johnson, a Patriots fan.
And it's not just the game -- fans are also right there for the triumphant trophy presentation.
Pats players say they're happy to bring this game home for the fans.
“We’re excited to have a home game, and have the fan base that we have behind us is huge I think,” said Zoltan Mesko, Patriots punter.