By Dan Patrick, Associated PressAssociated PressAssociated Patriots star wide receiver Julian Edelman says the team has a plan to fix a broken scoreboard that has plagued the stadium since Super Bowl LI.
The Superdomes attendance has dropped precipitously since the 2011 season.
But Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been working to make sure the venue is up to the task of hosting Super Bowl 50, the league’s final championship game.
He wants the stadium to play host to the Super Bowl in 2024, even if that means taking it out of the country.
On Thursday, Kraft announced a new plan to make that happen.
The plan will see the stadium return to being home to the NFL, the Patriots and the NFL’s new National Football League.
The team will relocate to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., where it has played since 1984.
Kraft also announced a $100 million renovation project to the facility, which has been plagued by major structural issues and problems since it opened in the late 1970s.
The project will cost about $300 million, according to Kraft.
It’s been a rough few months for the Superdsome, with ticket prices rising at the worst rate since the stadium opened.
The stadium has been empty for more than a month.
Fans are fed up with the stadium, which is the NFL equivalent of a hockey rink, and have rallied around a group called Patriots Save the Super dumptruck to try to convince Kraft to bring the team back to the stadium.
In the months leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, Kraft said he’s trying to work with the Patriots to come up with a plan that would keep the stadium in the country, and not leave it out.
The stadium has never been an issue in the history of the NFL.
It’s been there for 10 years and we’re in a state of rebuilding.
I just think it’s going to take a lot of work and patience to get to that point, Kraft told the AP.
Kamala Harris, who will serve as the Patriots’ new president and general manager, said in a statement on Thursday the team is “committed to the revitalization of our stadium and the restoration of the Super Dome to its former glory.”
The team has hired former Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti to lead the effort.
“We have reached a consensus among all parties to build a new Superdomest stadium in Foxboro, Mass.,” Harris said in the statement.
“We have all agreed that this new stadium must be built in the most cost-effective, environmentally responsible, and economically viable way possible.
We remain committed to achieving these goals, which are crucial to the success of our team and our league.”
Bisciotti was a member of the Ravens’ staff during the Superbowl, when the stadium was used as a home for the team’s practice facility.