New HD Screens at Gillette - First Look

Ian Logue
May 26, 2010 at 05:51pm ET

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The Patriots just sent out a press release regarding the HD Screens that owner Robert Kraft had revealed yesterday will be installed for the upcoming season (the South EndZone mock up is pictured below), and for those interested it appears they will be pretty impressive.

According to the release the new screen in the South End Zone measures 41.5-feet high and 164-feet wide - which by comparison using a standard 37” HDTV, you would need 1,700 of those televisions to reach that scale. The overall dimensions of the north end zone scoreboard will be approximately 45-feet high by 100-feet wide, with the digital LED technology totaling nearly 4,500 square feet.

The process of installing the two new high-definition Daktronics LED video scoreboards is apparently already underway at Gillette Stadium.  The removal of the old video boards has already begun and the installation of the new boards is scheduled to be completed by mid-August.

“With the size of these boards, along with the vivid color, image clarity and their graphic capabilities, these high-definition video boards come alive,” said The Kraft Group President Jonathan Kraft in the release. “The resolution is incredible. This type of video board simply didn’t exist eight years ago when the stadium was built. It is amazing to see how far the video technology has come in the past decade and it’s exciting to anticipate what in-game technological advancements will be made during the next decade.”