Monday night at Gillette? Some fans are punting

Additional traffic at rush hour makes getting to the stadium even more of a challenge on weeknights.
Additional traffic at rush hour makes getting to the stadium even more of a challenge on weeknights. –Jim Davis / The Boston Globe

For the record, Paul McCarthy isn’t afraid of a little discomfort.

A Patriots season ticket holder for 23 years, he’s endured every dreadful game-day condition imaginable. Single-digit temperatures. Pouring rains. Back in 2002, he sat through a veritable blizzard during the team’s famed “Snow Bowl” victory over the Oakland Raiders.

But the prospect of attending a weeknight game at Gillette Stadium — a nightmarish hellscape of clogged roadways, traffic pileups, and unmaneuverable parking lots — is where the Pelham, N.H., resident draws the line.

“Not even interested,” says McCarthy, who long ago ditched his tickets to this Monday night’s game against the visiting Baltimore Ravens. “Don’t wanna go.”

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