FOXBOROUGH, Mass. –Rather than simply make room for the New England Patriots' fourth Lombardi Trophy following a thrilling, 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is constructing a new exhibit to highlight each of the team's Super Bowl championships and bring the uniqueness of the Super Bowl experience to Foxborough for guests to enjoy on a daily basis.
The new exhibit, "The Super Bowl Experience," is expected to be completed and open to the public this summer.
"After winning our fourth Super Bowl title, we felt like there was an opportunity to improve our Super Bowl gallery and better exemplify the majesty of the team's incredible accomplishments," said Hall Executive Director Bryan Morry. "The Kraft family is committed to ensuring that we provide the best fan experience possible in The Hall and we believe our new Super Bowl Experience gallery will help us do just that, while also enhancing the current experience."
The exhibit will expand the current Super Bowl exhibit into what is currently The Fan Zone gallery. The team's three Lombardi Trophies currently on display will be relocated within The Hall during construction so guests can still view and take photos beside them. The team's fourth and newest Lombardi Trophy will be added to The Hall when the new exhibit opens later this summer.
"We don't want to reveal too much of what will be included in the new exhibit because we want fans to be surprised," Morry said. "I will say, however, that it will feature areas dedicated to each Super Bowl championship, a large projection screen that will show great content and Super Bowl stories from the players and an area that highlights one of the greatest defensive plays in Super Bowl history."
Morry said the primary attraction of the Super Bowl exhibit will still be the Lombardi Trophies, but the way in which they will be displayed will be new and more appealing to guests.
"The trophies, free from casings, will be seen like never before," Morry said. "The new gallery will do a great job of telling the stories of each championship season."
Additionally, The Hall will be making changes to its Hall of Famer displays. The team's greatest players are currently honored using double-sided pylons, but those displays will be replaced with high-resolution LED displays.
"The Hall of Fame pylons will pop like never before with bright imagery that features 5 millimeter pixel pitch resolution visible from within the museum and a 9 millimeter pixel pitch resolution visible from the NRG Plaza," Morry said. "This will be a vast improvement and will pay tribute to our Hall of Fame players in a way that is worthy of their greatness."
The Hall is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Visit www.thehallatpatriotplace.com for ticket prices and more information.
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The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is the crown jewel of Patriot Place and the only sports and education experience of its kind. Through a dazzling array of interactive multimedia exhibits and artifacts never before viewable by the public, The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon showcases the tradition of the New England Patriots, explores the history of football in New England, and promotes math and science education for the thousands of schoolchildren expected to visit each year. For more information, please visit www.thehallatpatriotplace.com.