Signify lights up world’s largest cricket stadium


The recently opened Sardar Patel Stadium (or commonly known as the Motera Stadium) in Ahmedabad, India, is the world’s largest cricket stadium with the ability to hold over 110,000 spectators.

As part of the build, lighting plays an important role with the need to illuminate the pitch with long matches often stretching into the evenings. The size of the stadium is a challenging project for lighting designers, which Signify took on.

Signify has equipped the Motera Stadium, which can host 110,000 spectators and is one of India’s premier cricket stadiums, with 580 luminaries of Philips ArenaVision LED Floodlighting system for day-and-night games. This installation complies with the ICC (International Cricket Council) Broadcasting standards for sports illumination. The stadium, owned by Gujarat Cricket Association, is a regular venue for Test cricket and One Day Internationals (ODI) matches. It features two cricket grounds, a cricket academy, an Olympic size swimming pool, a gymnasium and 75 corporate boxes.

Motera Stadium

The lighting system has been designed exclusively for sports and multi-purpose venues, offering outstanding light quality, higher energy efficiency, effective thermal management and a long lifetime.

“We are very proud to illuminate the world’s largest cricket stadium using our Philips ArenaVision LED Floodlighting system. It is also India’s first LED floodlit cricket stadium that meets the ICC Broadcasting standards. This system will offer an unparalleled sporting experience for cricket fans in the country. At the same time, it will help the stadium in achieving its responsible and environmental goals enabling durability through longevity and significantly reduce maintenance costs,” said Sumit Padmakar Joshi, market leader of Signify’s operations in India.

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