Gillette Stadium opened in 2002. For its twentieth anniversary, it will be getting its biggest improvements since the ribbon cutting.
The Patriots announced on Friday that stadium upgrades costing $225 million will be made.
The revamped venue will have 360-degree connectivity at all levels, allowing upper- and lower-deck fans to traverse the full circumference of the stadium. Also installed will be what the team calls “the largest outdoor stadium high-definition video board in the country,” measuring 370 feet by 60 feet. That’s 22,200 square feet, nearly 500 square feet larger than the 362-by-60-foot video boards in Jacksonville.
The new look will include a new and larger lighthouse, 218 feet high.
The stadium is fully owned and operated by the Kraft family. Per the announcement, $300 million previously has been invested in enhancing the facility.
Construction begins in 2022. The changes are expected to be made before the start of the 2023 season.