Gillette Stadium Renovations are well underway and bringing some monumental landmarks with them. Stadium owners opted to make renovations to improve the game day and entertainment experience while also gearing up to host the FIFA World Cup in 2026.
The renovations to the northern part of the stadium are slated to be completed by September 10, 2023, just 2 games into the 2023-2024 Patriots Season. Among the most notable additions to the stadium is a 22-story lighthouse and observation deck with panoramic views.
Stadium execs confirm the renovations will be completed before the Patriots home opener on September 10 against last year’s Superbowl contenders, the Philadelphia Eagles.
The lighthouse will look out on Boston and Providence and offer a first of its kind stadium experience. Also amplifying the viewing experience at Gillette, will be “America’s largest outdoor stadium screen.” The 370 footlong and 60-foot-high screen (nearly half the size of Gillette’s football field) is more than 5 times the size of the old one according to a recent press release.
This will enable crystal clear viewing of events for fans with nosebleed or obstructed seats. In addition to the new technology for an improved entertainment experience, Gillette will welcome a plethora of new dining options to enhance the food and beverage experience at the stadium.
New additions and amenities coming to Gillette’s North End
The goal of the renovation is not just to transform Gillette’s game day and concert experiences, but to design a seasonless tourist attraction. The 220-foot-tall lighthouse and observation deck will offer incredible views of two of New England’s largest cities, Boston and Providence.
Enel Plaza and the Grand Staircase expansions will improve congestion in and out of the stadium. The food and beverage area will offer enhanced self-serve technology to ease crowds and improve speed and convenience while newly designed entryways will reduce wait times as well. Gillette’s new enclosed food hall will also have floor to ceiling glass with views of the players as they make their way from the locker rooms to the field.
This is the second highest renovation project for Gillette following its previous $300 million enhancements made over the course of its founding in 2002. The entire renovations is privately funded by the Kraft family.