For Immediate Release:

Wednesday, November 19, 2022[a]


Contact on behalf of IBEW Local 103 and NECA Boston:

Jeff Hall, 617-281-8384 or


Union Electrical Workers and Contractors Who Light Gillette Stadium Collaborate with New England Patriots in Giving Pats Stadium The “Union Label” for 2022-2023 Season


BOSTON, MA —  Since its opening in 2002, union electricians and technicians from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103 and contractors of the Greater Boston Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA Greater Boston Contractors) have been powering Gillette Stadium by providing comprehensive electrical and telecommunications services to the home of the six-time super bowl champion New England Patriots. IBEW & NECA Greater Boston Contractors are also playing a key role in the construction of Gillette Stadium’s new $225 Million North End Zone expansion project.


Now, IBEW Local 103 and the NECA Greater Boston Contractors have forged a broader strategic advertising partnership with the New England Patriots that will help power a number of key initiatives.


The agreement makes IBEW & the NECA Greater Boston Contractors official partners of the New England Patriots.  As part of the partnership, Gillette Stadium Concourses and In-Game Videoboards will be emblazoned with the IBEW Local 103/NECA Greater Boston Contractors Powering Boston emblem.


IBEW Local 103 boasts the strength of 10,000 members in eastern Massachusetts, while the Greater Boston Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association is an employer association that includes nearly 100 electrical contracting companies who use IBEW Local 103 electricians, technicians and apprentices to deliver the highest level of productivity and professionalism.


“IBEW Local 103 is very excited about this new partnership,” said Lou Antonellis, Business Manager of IBEW Local 103. “Our charitable efforts and work in the neighborhoods we serve align nicely with the Kraft Group and all of Patriots Nation!”


“The Patriots organization personifies the excellence and the commitment to skills, professionalism and dedication to the Electrical Industry every single day.” said Kristen Gowin, NECA Greater Boston, Executive Manager. “We’re looking forward to a strong and productive partnership.“


“The entire Patriots organization knows that we can count on our electrical and lighting infrastructure for every game, every concert and every in-stadium event without exception,” said XXX. IBEW Local 103 & NECA Boston Contractors provide a sense of safety and reliability for our players and our fans. Their professionalism is unmatched in the industry, and we are proud to call them Official Partners of the New England Patriots.”

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About IBEW Local 103: IBEW Local 103’s mission is to provide Greater Boston’s developers with the best trained, most efficient, safest electricians and telecommunications specialists, while fostering our Union’s values of economic fairness, equal opportunity and charitable giving in the communities where we work, live, and raise our families. Our unwavering commitment to professional excellence is personified by the recently built addition to our Joint Apprenticeship Training facility. The Local 103 JATC is among the most advanced electrical apprenticeship programs in the country. Working for better wages, better benefits, and fair working conditions is just one part of our Union’s focus. Local 103 members take pride in giving back our time and expertise to causes and charities serving those less fortunate.


About NECA Greater Boston Chapter:

NECA Boston represents nearly 100 of the finest electrical and telecom construction companies in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. Steeped in a tradition of quality electrical installations, NECA Contractors strive to bring strategic energy solutions, reliability and safety to each local project. Their dedication to construction quality, innovation and developing and retaining the best talent is synonymous with their dedication to the communities they serve, and they're proud to share and amplify those values through industry partnership with the IBEW Local Union 103.


[a] Tentative date of release based on the date of approval