Gillette Stadium

Gillette Stadium in Foxboro

FOXBORO — A photo on the Patriots’ Twitter account has set off speculation about plans for displaying the team’s fifth Super Bowl banner.

The tweet, which appeared Wednesday, showed a crane above the Gillette Stadium sign and announced that renovations to the stadium had begun.

The mention drove speculation online about accommodations being made to display the banner signifying this year’s victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Some commenters had noted previously that the area where the existing banners are displayed appears to be too small to add a fifth.

The team announced previously that the stadium would be undertaking a variety of structural changes along the upper concourse near where the existing banners are placed in order to provide additional features for fans.

Among the announced improvements are a large, full-service bar area on the upper concourse, covered landings around concession stands and food and drink rail encircling the upper concourse area.

So far, there’s no official word from the team about the banners.

Rick Foster can be reached at 508-236-0360.

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