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Gillette Stadium debuts new video board

When the New England Revolution hosted Toronto FC at Gillette Stadium, fans saw the debut of a massive video display and lower ribbon board manufactured and installed by Daktronics.

The months-long installation project was recently completed and will provide fans attending games New England Revolution and New England Patriots highlights and replays on the new 11,595ft2, HDR-capable video display this summer.

Kraft Sports and Entertainment chief operating officer Jim Nolan said:

We’re proud to extend our partnership with Daktronics to enhance Patriots and Revolution fans’ gameday experience. This new video board is best-in-class and we look forward to sharing it with our fans.

The new south end zone video display will measure just under 53ft high by 220ft wide, officially providing 11,595ft2 of digital space to engage and entertain fans at multiple events held at the Gillette Stadium.

This will be the seventh largest main display in professional football and the second largest in professional soccer.

It features 10-millimeter pixel spacing to deliver crisp, clear imagery to fans in every seat and incorporates industry-leading environmental protection ensuring it operates as expected in the Massachusetts weather.

Daktronics president and CEO Reece Kurtenbach said:

The improved size and resolution of this new video display will ensure fans are receiving the best possible experience that LED technology can provide today. We’re excited to continue our longstanding partnership with Gillette Stadium, the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution. These latest upgrades are sure to have a positive impact on the live event and fan experience for years to come.

Below the main video display is a ribbon display featuring the same 10-millimeter pixel spacing technology. This display measures just over 3.5ft high and matches the width of the main display at nearly 220ft long. This board will be used throughout the year for sponsor activation.

The main display is capable of the latest in LED technology features including variable content zoning. This allows it to show one large image or to be divided into multiple zones to show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.

The installation is integrated into the entire production and audiovisual system at Gillette Stadium, which includes multiple existing Daktronics LED displays and Show Control system.

Gillette Stadium, located in Foxborough, Mass., is New England’s premier sports and entertainment venue.

The 65,878-seat stadium is the full-time home of the NFL’s six-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. Gillette Stadium is also the home field of the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer and one of the world’s top grossing concert venues, according to Billboard and Pollstar.