TOP
STORIES
 1 of 5
Top 40 CI Influencers Under 40
There was no shortage of candidates for our look at some of the young people who are making a difference for their companies and this industry. See who made the cut for 2014.
 2 of 5
The Rise and Reign of Verticalization
Have we reached the age of requiring integrators to become even more vertically focused?
 3 of 5
Medical Simulation Lab Makes All the Difference in Education
CompView Audio Visual helps California community college district build high-tech nursing education facilities.
 4 of 5
Top 5 Sports Venue Market Integrators
These innovative, market-leading firms share dos and don’ts when approaching this entertaining vertical.
 5 of 5
A Case for Showrooms Making, Not Wasting, Money
Hard to envision technologies like unified communication and collaboration lend themselves to showroom selling for integrators like Ontario-based Advanced.
Lambeau Field Upgrades Speaker System
Lambeau Field features weather-resistant speakers to transform the facility's audio.

Article


null
As part of its 50th anniversary, Lambeau Field upgraded its sound system.
January 24, 2011 | by PSW Staff

Too bad Super Bowl XLV is not being played at Lambeau Field. The historic stadium has quite the sound system.

Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, was the first stadium built for the exclusive use of an NFL team, and is the longest continuously occupied stadium in the league.

Recently, on the eve of the park’s 50th anniversary, a massive redevelopment plan was undertaken.

Transforming the venue from a stadium that fans would tolerate a few days per year in order to see their team, to a year-round tourist destination that has been recognized by Sports Illustrated as the No. 1 stadium experience in the NFL, and the eighth-best facility in the world to see a game.

While the stadium’s original classic seating bowl was preserved, the rest of the park’s infrastructure has been revamped, including an audio system upgrade that includes Community Professional Loudspeakers’ WET and R-Series weather-resistant loudspeakers.

Photos: Lambeau Field Upgrades Speaker System

According to Mark Plopper of Green Bay-based Made Ya Look Productions, the company behind the audio system design, the Community R-Series had been tested and proven.

“We had installed the R.5s in the team’s Ray Nitschke Field practice facility, and everyone was more than impressed with their performance,” he said. “They thoroughly surpassed our expectations.”

The stadium’s concourse is covered by more than 120 of Community’s R.25 two-way 8-inch weather resistant loudspeakers. As head tech Dan O’Brien explained, the Community loudspeakers solved a persistent challenge in the space. “There’s a tremendous amount of ambient noise along the concourse,” he said.

“It’s a very reverberant space, and you’ve got the sound from the field mixing with the sounds of the vendors, bathrooms and people milling around. The previous system was fine for background music, but important announcements couldn’t cut through the ambient noise.”

The system is configured as multiple 70 volt distributed zones, each covering a dedicated section of the multi-level concourse, with 12 to 14 loudspeakers per zone. QSC PL-Series amplifiers power the system. “The R.25s were so much more efficient that we didn’t have to upgrade the existing power amps,” said O’Brien.

Community’s WET Series W2-312 three-way boxes cover the stadium’s outdoor facade, as well as providing fill within the bowl. And WET Series loudspeakers and subwoofers are installed as part of the Tundra Tailgate Zone, a portable sports bar in the parking area that provides a season-long indoor tailgate party.

“We checked the R.5s we had installed at Nitschke Field after one of the most brutal winters on record, and they still looked and sounded great,” said Mark Plopper. “We knew then they were the right choice for Lambeau Field.”

View the 3 photos attached to this entry
     
View photos
Social Bookmark or Share This
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Digg
  • Del.icio.us
  • Yahoo! Bookmarks
  • Google Bookmarks
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Reddit
  • Windows Live
  • LinkedIn
  • Evernote
  • E-mail


  • Latest
  • Blogs
  • Photos
  • Resources
Top 40 CI Influencers Under 40

There was no shortage of candidates for our look at some of the young people who are making a difference for their companies and this industry. See who made the cut for 2014.

Who Got You Excited About This Industry?
What Are You Thinking… Not Being Ready for Cloud, Mobile, BYOD?
The Rise and Reign of Verticalization
Greene Wins Drunk Unkles Twitter Contest
View more blog posts
White Paper:
3 Dazzling LED Panel Implementations

In this Partner Series paper, brought to you by Elation Professional, we dive into three dramatically different LED panel implementations. Learn how different objectives lead to different interpretations of how LED panels can be implemented.

White Paper: Partner Series: How to Design Tomorrow’s Conference Room Technology Today
White Paper: Meet the 2014 CI Industry Leaders
White Paper: Inside the Polarizing Health Care Market
White Paper: A Guide to House of Worship Lighting Design
White Paper: LP Meets IT for Complete Managed Business Infrastructure, Security and Intelligence
White Paper: Opportunities, Challenges of Third-Party Labor
Webcast: Debate: What’s the Next Frontier for Automation?
View more papers or webcasts



Recent comments

Thanks for your comment, Derek! While this article was just a brief background about Audinate and Dante, we…

Posted by Chelsea Cafiero on 2014 08 08 · commented on
'What is Dante and Why is it So Popular?'.

Nice Overview Jason!

Integrators should be taking note of these changes and positioning themselves…

Posted by Mark Coxon on 2014 08 04 · commented on
'Stricter California Lighting Standards Take Effect'.

Robert,

It is curious that you just threw in the sentence “Audinate is a member of the AVnu Alliance,…

Posted by Derek R. Flickiinger on 2014 07 29 · commented on
'What is Dante and Why is it So Popular?'.

Casey - another great project! 


Your design and implementation came out a amazing!

Posted by Chanan Averbuch on 2014 07 10 · commented on
'Getting 'Serious' About Boa Lounge Upgrade'.