A new sports and entertainment venue is coming to the area, thanks to a partnership between the CBS network and the Kraft Group, owners of the New England Patriots. They are promising 'CBS Scene' will be the greatest sports bar and restaurant ever.
"There is nothing like this anywhere in the country," Patriots owner Robert Kraft told WBZ-TV's Lisa Hughes.
WBZ got the first look at artist renderings of the new three-story, 15,000 square foot entertainment, dining and sports complex – to be built in Foxboro at Patriot Place, right next to Gillette Stadium.
"People are going to have a great feeling when they come in and party at the CBS Scene," Kraft said.
"People will be there during sporting events, during Patriot games, the NCAA basketball tournament, as well as coming during the week to view CBS programming," CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves said.
Hundreds of television screens will play live CBS programming, along with some vintage favorites.
"We'll have 150 flat screen TVs where you'll be able to dial up and tune in a lot of these products," Kraft said. "Whether it's '60 Minutes' going back for many years, 'All in the Family', 'I Love Lucy'…
"We hope to have another destination at Patriot Place that is very unique and special."
There will also be broadcast facilities for the CBS Network, as well as WBZ.
"Bob Lobel told me he wants to do Sports Final here, he and Steve Burton every Sunday night," Kraft said. "So post game, the place to be will be the CBS Scene."
"Suddenly the CBS Corporation is expanding into the restaurant business," Moonves said, hinting perhaps at the first of many CBS Scenes.
Construction crews are already at work on CBS Scene in Foxboro. The goal is to have it open by the fall of 2008.
CBS is the parent company of WBZ-TV and wbztv.com.