The Green Bay Packers today announced that installation of the new sound system at Lambeau Field will begin on Monday, May 9.

The team initially presented plans for a new sound system and video boards to the Green Bay/Brown County Professional Stadium District Board in December. The upgraded technology will feature a distributed audio system that is designed to deliver sound more consistently and evenly throughout the stadium bowl.

The enhanced audio system will bring the source of the sound closer to fans with speakers throughout the bowl, and will also not be affected as much by wind, rain and snow. Since the redevelopment in 2003, Lambeau Field utilized a single-source speaker system above the north scoreboard that directed sound to all fans.

In addition to the new sound system in the stadium bowl, updates will also be made to the sound systems in the indoor club seats and in the Legends Club. The project is scheduled to be completed around mid-July.

The team also announced that a new north-side stadium gate along Lombardi Avenue, which will include six elevators, is scheduled to be constructed in time for the 2012 season. The new gate will enable club-seat and suite holders to enter and exit the stadium more efficiently, provide an additional ADA entrance and exit point, and will also improve the flow at other gates throughout Lambeau Field. The Packers have plans to renovate the south end zone in 2013 or beyond, with many details still to be finalized.

“We’re excited to begin installation of the sound system as it will be a great addition to our top-notch gameday experience,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “The new gate at the north end zone will be an excellent enhancement for our club-seat and suite holders, and it will really help the fans who use the other gates as well. Overall, these additions to the stadium will improve everyone’s experience the day of the game.”

The installation of the new video boards, which was originally slated for 2011 along with the new sound system, will now take place in 2012. The team determined that it would be more effective, from a planning and fiscal perspective, to have the video boards be a part of the upcoming end-zone projects.

The new video boards in the end zones will feature state-of-the-art LED technology and higher-resolution displays, and will be four times their current size. The team announced that Mitsubishi Diamond Vision has been selected for the video boards, which is used at Cowboys Stadium, Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium.