Details on new Gillette scoreboards

An illustration of how the Patriots' new video boards might look. Courtesy of the Patriots

The Patriots provided details today on the two new video boards they are installing at Gillette Stadium.

One of the boards, in the south end zone, is 41.5 feet high and 164 feet wide. That would equal 1,700 standard 37-inch HDTV televisions.

The overall dimension of the north end zone scoreboard will be approximately 45 feet high by 100 feet wide.

Together, the new end zone displays will provide more than five times the screen size compared with the two old 27-by-48-foot screens, and will feature greater resolution.

The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-August. The removal of the old boards has already begun.

“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 Jonathan Kraft, team president, in a statement. “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.”