The New England Patriots, who missed the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2008, don’t need to utilize Gillette Stadium for games or practices.
So instead, they’re putting their home to good use.
Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday announced that Gillette Stadium will open Tuesday as Massachusetts’ first mass vaccination site.
In the press conference, Baker said the site will have the initial capacity to give up to 300 doses of the vaccine per day. Over time, that could expand to more than 5,000 doses per day as the vaccine becomes more accessible to the general public.
“Gillette Stadium is accustomed to accommodating large audiences and we are honored to provide a safe location to expedite the vaccination of first responders and to soon expand to residents throughout the Commonwealth,” the Kraft Sports Group-owned venue said in a statement.
“As we have done throughout the pandemic, Gillette Stadium and the entire Kraft Sports + Entertainment organization stand ready to assist Governor Baker and the Commonwealth in any way we can. We are proud to do out part and grateful to the incredible team of people whose championship-caliber efforts will help save lives and defend against the spread of the virus.”
Talk about doing your job.