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Aerial time-lapse of new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

As fans of English Premier League soccer side Tottenham Hotspur FC await completion of their new state-of-the-art stadium, the club has released a time-lapse of how the 61,559-seater venue in London, UK, which is expected to cost over £1bn (US$1.37bn), has taken shape over the course of 2017.

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Southend United unveils fly-through video Of Fossetts Farm development

English soccer club Southend United FC has released a video showcasing the new Fossetts Farm project, a multi-use development which will include a new 21,000-seat stadium for the League One side.

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Stadia readers believe on- and off-field lighting should be considered as parts of a holistic stadium solution

Last month’s poll question asked whether the design of lighting systems for modern stadia should be kept as separate and distinct aspects of venue infrastructure, or should be treated as a combined solution that plays a much greater role in the overall spectator experience.

In the past, and in older venues, pitch lighting and off-field illumination have been treated as two different areas of expertise – and often designed to be simply ‘bolted on’ to a finished stadium project. Increasingly, however, new stadia are considering all-encompassing lighting installations as a way to enhance the fan experience.

After the end of voting, an impressive 83% of respondents believe that pitch lighting and off-field illumination are now intrinsically linked, and should be treated as elements of a holistic solution for the entire stadium.

The remaining votes were split between the belief that: given rigorous broadcast requirements, field lighting should be treated as a closed system in order to optimize the solution; and that on- and off-field lighting solutions should not only be considered together, but should also be designed and installed in tandem with lighting systems outside of the venue itself. 

January 10, 2018

Written by James Billington


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