They got the name from England. (HISTORY CHECK) When America went to war with England to gain independence, England fought under the nickname "The Patriots" (hints the name "New England Patriots"). Funny how stuff like that works, huh?
The Patriots Stadium is called Gillette Stadium.
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Boston does not have a football team... But about 20 miles away is the patriots in Foxbourgh!
There is no other name, that is it.
Locals submitted names they liked for the new Boston football team in the AFL and the Boston Patriots was the most popular
I assume by Patriots you mean the New England Patriots of the National Football league. In 1959, the team was introduced as the Boston Patriots but in 1971 the team was relocated to Foxborough, Massachusetts where they were renamed as the New England Patriots. This is the same name that the team uses today.
The team was a member of the old American Football League and were originally the Boston Patriots because Boston was a hot bed in the American Revolution the team chose Patriots for their name. The mascot wears a three corner hat like men of that era.