Installing the exterior metal panel system at Chase Center

Chase Center metal panel video

Chase Center will boast one of the most innovative architectural facades when completed. Watch what it takes to install the mega-panel system at the arena.

Click image to view video

Construction update of Oklahoma State Cowgirl soccer stadium

Oklahoma State Cowgirl soccer stadium update

OSU’s Cowgirls are getting a brand new US$20m 3,500 seat soccer stadium in time for autumn 2018. See how the progress is coming along

Click image to view video

Construction update of Oklahoma State Cowgirl soccer stadium

Spurs stadium walk-through video

As part of its sustainability efforts, the NFL’s Detroit Lions has installed solar panels on its home stadium and training facility, Allen Park, which will help offset some it its electricity costs.

Click image to view video

This college stadium has just approved a US$175m expansion, can you name it? 

Join our
LinkedIn Group


Veltins Arena upgrades to LED lighting system

The Veltins Arena, home to Bundesliga soccer side FC Schalke 04, will be hosting home matches under new lights following the announcement that it will be installing a new LED system this summer.

The venue owners went through an extensive process of vetting several LED floodlight manufacturers before selecting Musco’s Total Light Control system – a custom-designed setup that is said to improve visibility on the pitch, while also saving energy and enhancing HD broadcast quality.

Tailored precisely to the venue’s specifications it uses custom optics on the LEDs, which offers more even distribution of light than the existing floodlights that have been in use for over 15 years.

Through this uniformity and its multi-zone orientation and aiming, it reduces harsh shadows on the pitch. It also features patented baffles on the luminaries that are said to eliminate glare from players and spectators.

Aside from soccer, the new lighting system is also being viewed as a chance to deliver light shows for other events such as music concerts. Featuring DMX controls integration each individual light fixture can synchronize to music to produce special effects.

The Veltins Arena, which was opened in 2001 has hosted major sporting events such as the UEFA Champions League final and matches at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Should Germany be successful in its bid to host Euro 2024, the arena will be once again selected to host games with the new LED lighting setup meeting UEFA Elite A lighting standards.

May 16, 2018

Written by James Billington


Your email address:

Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

Transforming sport with playing surfaces made of glass

Playing basketball or tennis on a court made of glass doesn’t sound like it would be possible but new flooring technology is transforming the potential for the appearance and functionality of the next generation of playing surfaces.
Click here to read more

Everton FC campaigns to build new mental health facility

While English Premier League soccer club Everton FC is in the middle of planning for the construction of a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock it has announced that it is launching a campaign to build an altogether different type of facility in the form of a mental health center.
Click here to read more

How FC Barcelona is using futuristic mixed reality technology to design and build its Espai Barca project

The Espai Barca project, which will see an expansion and upgrades to FC Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium as well as a new 12,500 multipurpose venue, is bringing about a construction revolution by being built using the latest 4D mixed reality technology.
Click here to read more

Audi Field: Facts and figures

Audi Field, the new home of Major League Soccer’s DC United, has finally opened after breaking ground in 2017.
Click here to read more

MMArena performs Europe's first ever pitch transfer

MMArena, home to French soccer side Le Mans FC, has carried out Europe’s first ever pitch transfer between two arenas after it installed hybrid turf removed from the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, which is over 622 miles away.
Click here to read more

Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightWe are building a list of leading suppliers covering all aspects of the stadia industry. Want to see your company included? Contact for more details.

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the stadia community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email