Foxborough, MA Suffolk, one of the nation’s largest and most innovative real estate and construction companies, has been chosen by the Kraft Group as the construction partner for a major renovation project at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution.
Construction of Gillette Stadium’s most dramatic upgrades since it opened in 2002 has begun on the north end of the stadium. This project will include a completely redesigned plaza leading to the stadium, including a new and improved lighthouse. Inside the stadium, there will be a new premium HD video map as well as new and improved concession locations and other fan amenities. Construction is expected to be completed before the 2023 NFL season.
“Suffolk is delighted to have been chosen by the Kraft Group to manage this extensive refurbishment of the iconic Gillette Stadium,” said Jeff Gouveia, Managing Director of Suffolk Northeast. “We are honored that the Kraft family entrusted us with this important project, and we look forward to playing a key role in improving the experience for Patriots and Revolution fans and event attendees at Gillette Stadium for many years to come. many years to come.”
Gillette Stadium’s north end transformation will be defined by 75,000 square feet of year-round glass-enclosed hospitality and reception space that will bridge the gap between Club East and West Putnam, Dell Suite levels Technologies and the upper hall. All levels of the stadium will have 360 degree connectivity, a feature that is currently only available in the main concourse.
Additionally, the renovation will include one of the largest outdoor stadium high-definition video panels in the country, measuring 370 feet by 60 feet. The 22,200 square foot video board space will be almost double the size of the new South Zone video board. The curved beam HD video card will provide fantasy football game action, replays, stats and updates.
The architectural bridge and the lighthouse have been two of the distinctive features of the stadium. The new development will feature a taller and more prominent lighthouse that will stand 218 feet tall, with a 360-degree observation deck at the top that will provide unobstructed views of the stadium, playing field, Patriot Place and beyond. This one-of-a-kind viewing deck will be accessible to fans visiting Gillette Stadium year-round and available for private events.
The fan entrance at the north end of Gillette Stadium will also be revitalized. Plans for this area include moving the entrance doors to create a new fan activation area at the entrance to the lower plaza.
A landscaped staircase will lead guests to the main lobby, where fans will have a view of the field looking towards the South Zone video board and the New England Patriots’ six Super Bowl banners.