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12 Facts About Sports in Boston

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Boston, the capital city of the U.S. state of Massachusetts and largest city in New England is home to several major league sports teams.

New England is a geographical region which comprises six states of the northeastern United States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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They include the Red Sox, the Celtics and the Bruins.

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The New England Patriots and the New England Revolution play at Gillette Stadium in nearby Foxborough, Massachusetts.

The New England Revolution is an American professional soccer club based in the Greater Boston area that competes in Major League Soccer, in the Eastern Conference of the league.

Gillette Stadium is a stadium located in Foxborough, Massachusetts, 24 miles southwest of downtown Boston and 20 miles northeast of downtown Providence, Rhode Island.

Foxborough is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States, about 22 miles southwest of Boston and 18 miles northeast of Providence, Rhode Island.

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Several Boston-area colleges and universities are also active in college athletics.

College athletics encompasses non-professional, collegiate and university-level competitive sports and games.

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Sports are a major part of the city's culture.

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Boston sports fans are known for their fanatical devotion to the Red Sox and knowledge of the team's history.

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However, in recent memory Boston is now known as a football town, as the Patriots have long seized the title as the most popular team in New England.

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Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball and holds a legendary status among baseball fans.

Major League Baseball is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each, who take turns batting and fielding.

Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts, at 4 Yawkey Way near Kenmore Square.

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Within the same era, what is now the world's oldest existing indoor multi-sports facility - today's Matthews Arena, primarily used by Northeastern University's college sports teams - first opened in 1910, only some 400 meters away from the original home field of the Red Sox - and is where on December 1, 1924, the Boston Bruins played their first NHL regular season game.

Northeastern University is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts, established in 1898.

Bruin, Dutch for "brown", is used in English as a folk term for brown bears.

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The Greater Boston region is the only city/surrounding area in American professional sports in which all facilities are privately owned and operated.

Greater Boston is the metropolitan region of New England encompassing the municipality of Boston, the capital of the U.S. state of Massachusetts and the most populous city in New England, as well as its surrounding areas.

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The Patriots own Gillette Stadium, the Red Sox own Fenway Park, and TD Garden is owned by Delaware North, owner of the Bruins.

Delaware North is a global food service and hospitality company headquartered in Buffalo, New York.

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The Celtics rent TD Garden from Delaware North.

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