The Boston Patriots became known as the New England Patriots because the city of Boston couldn't support them with their request of a new field. They were forced to settle in Fox-borough and decided to drop "Boston" from their name. They tried Bay State Patriots but the name was rejected by the NFL and on March 22, 1971 they became the New England Patriots.
The only nick name the organization has had is the Patriots. The team was originally known as the Boston Patriots The team was renamed the New England Patriots in 1971.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?
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
The New England Patriots have always been located in New England, more specifically in Massachusetts. The team was established in 1959 as the Boston Patriots and they played in stadiums in the Boston area. In 1971 the team moved to a new stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The team name was then changed to the New England Patriots.
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The first name the Patriots had was the Boston Patriots. They used the name the Boston Patriots from 1960-1970. In 1971, following the franchises move out of the Boston Metro area to Foxboro MA, the team changed their name to the New England Patriots.
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.
Yes, the New England Patriots are the greatest NFL Team ever.
Yes. The team was known as the Boston Patriots from 1960 to 1970. After that they were the Bay State Patriots, and then the New England Patriots.
The New England Patriots.
The name was changed for the start of the 1971 season when the team moved to Foxborough.