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