Whether you’re a sports fan, or just like watching a game, stadium led lights can make your viewing experience a lot more enjoyable. The LED lights on the field allow you to see what’s happening more clearly, and they give you a sense of security.
Almost 97% complete, SoFi Stadium is the centerpiece of a large-scale commercial and entertainment development. Its $5 billion price tag and 72,000-seat capacity make it the largest NFL stadium in the United States. In addition to hosting Super Bowls, the stadium will be used for world-class events, including college football championships and opening and closing ceremonies for the 2028 Summer Olympics.
The new stadium’s 70,000-square-foot, dual-sided Samsung videoboard is the biggest LED content playback system ever deployed in a sports venue. It also features the first 4K end-to-end video production in a stadium. Its 80 million pixels cover 6.5 square meters of the surface, which is 37 meters above the field.
SoFi Stadium’s roof has been tested with live broadcasts for “Monday Night Football” in 2020. The broadcaster who worked on the project believes the roof can be a great display. But finishing touches are still needed.
The stadium’s ETFE roof has a perforated metal exoskeleton to ensure proper air flow and light distribution. There are dozens of panels on the roof that can be rolled back to allow fresh airflow.
Minnesota Vikings-U.S. Bank Stadium
Located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. Bank Stadium is the new home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. It is an enclosed stadium that features a translucent roof made from ETFE. The design was inspired by the Scandinavian roots of many Minneapolis residents.
The main end zone LED displays are designed to create an intimate environment. The stadium also uses high-efficiency motors and ventilation systems. It is the first professional sports stadium to achieve LEED Platinum for Operations and Maintenance. The facility also features almost 18 billion watts of LED light fixtures. The lighting system will feature controls for color temperature and sunlight.
The stadium has an incredible art collection. Among the art works are a modern art horn and a light show during game night.
The stadium also has an interactive Vikings Voyage fan space. The structure of the building is inspired by Viking longships. The exterior facades are built to look like a ship sailing to downtown Minneapolis. It is also the first stadium to receive Bike Friendly Business certification. The stadium is surrounded by a fence. The purpose of the fence is to keep fans safe.
University of Phoenix Stadium
Located in Glendale, Arizona, the University of Phoenix Stadium is home to the Arizona Cardinals. The stadium is a retractable roof, retractable field, and is one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in North America. It seats 63,400 fans, and will be able to expand to 72,200 fans. It has hosted the Fiesta Bowl and Super Bowl XLII. It was the first NFL venue to install LED lighting.
The new system will produce a more energy efficient environment for the stadium, which means less air conditioning and reduced HVAC costs. It also will improve the TV picture for viewers. It will help reduce shadows, which will improve the viewer’s experience. It will also be more environmentally friendly and will save 75% of the energy used by the old metal halide light system.
The new LED lighting system uses 310 kilowatts of energy, compared to 780 kilowatts for the old lighting system. The lighting systems uses an 80-watt Induction system, which provides even light distribution. It also features a polycarbonate impact resistant lens to prevent breakage of the lamp. It also has a 5000K color temperature, which provides a daylight appearance after sundown.
University of Ohio Convention Center
Several sports venues and arenas are turning to LED lighting systems to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities, improve visibility for fans, and expand opportunities for night games. For example, the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio recently upgraded its stadium lights.
The University of Phoenix Stadium replaced its metal halide lights with an LED system. The new lights reduced power consumption by ten percent and improved uniformity by one-third. Other NFL and college teams have made the switch as well, including the Minnesota Vikings, UMass Amherst, and BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL.
The University of Detroit Mercy has also partnered with Musco to provide a stadium lighting system. The company has been designing sports lighting systems for more than a decade. It offers a 25-year guarantee and a guaranteed reduction in energy costs. The project was completed earlier this year.
Capital Stadium features a three-lane track around the field’s perimeter and a high-definition LCD video board, powered by Daktronics. In addition, a 16×12-foot video board displays motion graphics, digital scoreboard, and live video.