Patriots should go big and build the best lighthouse at Gillette Stadium

General view of exterior of Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots (Photo by Kirby Lee/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
General view of exterior of Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots (Photo by Kirby Lee/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** /

If the New England Patriots are going to build a lighthouse then they shouldn’t mess around, they should build the tallest and the best. And, that’s what this space is suggesting.

The Patriots owner Robert Kraft and the team are proposing to build an even taller lighthouse at Gillette Stadium than the current one. That’s all well and good. Fine. But, not good enough. They have great players, why not a monumental stadium?

This space is proposing what they should actually build. And that is a lighthouse that would even tower over one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the lighthouse at Pharos in Alexandria.

Let’s take a look at why this would be a terrific idea. And, if you take some time to think about it, it makes a lot of sense.

New England Patriots should build a historic lighthouse

Robert Kraft has a fine legacy. He bought the team perspicaciously for relative peanuts and turned it into a multi-billion-dollar enterprise. Good on ‘ya, Mr. Kraft.

Saving the team from going to Connecticut alone was worth the price of admission. All Patriots fans should be grateful. This one is, most certainly is. Thank you, RFK.

Yet, how can Mr. Kraft build, both literally and figuratively, an even taller, and literally even more massive legacy than he has already?

Well, it’s actually easy, make the lighthouse at Gillette Stadium of itself an attraction of historic proportions. And hopefully, the Town of Foxborough will agree that’s it’s a fabulous idea.

Look, if you think this is a silly proposition, then click out now, but, this makes perfect sense if you are the billionaire owner of the best franchise in NFL history.

Look, history is history, and football is football. But who is to say that one can’t be adjoined to the other in homage to both? And Mr. Kraft, with his resources and the will, can meld both together.

The New England Patriots will own the lighthouse legacy

Not sure if any other football franchise has a lighthouse, and, frankly, it doesn’t really matter if any other one does. Yet, to build the tallest and the greatest since Pharos does make a difference.

It makes a historical difference. Nashville, Tennessee built a replica of the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena in Athens, another of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Get this, 300,000 visitors visited this replica in 2019, prior to the covid situation. Yet, how many would visit a replica of the lighthouse at Pharos at Gillette Stadium, outside Boston, if it were advertised at such? That would be many, many, many more.

So this is the suggestion to Mr. Robert Kraft and the Kraft family that is respectfully submitted, please build the tallest lighthouse since the Lighthouse at Pharos in Alexandria at Gillette Stadium.

Next. The 3 faces of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. dark

Please build it to resemble the same lighthouse, to be historically accurate. And, in so doing, please remind the nation that history, while it fades, is still important to all of us.

In so doing, the Kraft family will leave its mark, not only on the sport’s history of the Boston area but also on world history.

History is a reminder, a guideline, and most importantly, a beacon for all to observe. A lighthouse of history, at One Patriot Place, will keep another beacon of history alive. Why not?