1 of 5
Dell Acquires EMC Corp. in Record-Setting $67B Deal
Acquisition of Massachusetts-based data storage giant would be…
 2 of 5
Extron True4K: Yea or Nay?
Manufacturer’s program is aimed at creating transparency and…
 3 of 5
6 Steps to Hiring a Sales Superstar
Technology sales, especially managed services sales, require…
 4 of 5
Polycom’s Latest Collaboration Systems Speak to Future…
Polycom introduces RealPresence Trio, RealPresence Debut and…
 5 of 5
Take a Virtual Tour of Millennium Tower Boston
Prysm Olympic video wall helps sell space in the luxury Millennium…
Lambeau Field Upgrades Speaker System
Lambeau Field features weather-resistant speakers to transform the facility's audio.


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.”

Work Smarter: Keep Ahead of the Competition

Keep up with the changing A/V world with Commercial Integrator. Each issue makes it easy to understand and apply the latest A/V trends and techniques — whether you deal with UHDTV, wireless AV, Digital Video/IPTV, networking, HDBaseT or HDMI.
It’s not enough to keep up with the competition. You need to stay ahead of them. Subscribe to Commercial Integrator today for the latest techniques and insights you need to drive your business.

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

  • Latest
  • Blogs
  • Photos
  • Resources
Middle Atlantic Redefines ‘Hub’ When It Comes to Collaboration

Hub furniture solution is designed for collaboration and unified communications in huddle rooms and active learning spaces. It’s a tabletop with BYOD-friendly power and data connectivity, device mounting and cable solutions.

Kramer’s ProScale Presentation Scaler Targets Classrooms, Boardrooms
Yorktel Announces Univago Enterprise Video Services
The Secret to Video Walls Looking Good on TV
Video Weekly News: InFocus Buys Jupiter, Dell Buys EMC, Happy AV Month to All
View more news

Recent comments

Thanks for your perspective, Seth. I’m sure this will generate a lot of discussion in the industry.…

Posted by D. Craig MacCormack on 2015 10 12 · commented on
'Dell Acquires EMC Corp. in Record-Setting $67B Deal'.

One of the challenges for Dell if they want to compete with IBM/HP will be professional services. That’s…

Posted by Seth Robinson on 2015 10 12 · commented on
'Dell Acquires EMC Corp. in Record-Setting $67B Deal'.

I did not know Denise, but am very sorry for your loss.  Her story is amazing and I’ve always admired…

Posted by Lorrie Morrow on 2015 10 08 · commented on
'PSNI Marketing Director Denise Harrison Dies'.

Hey guys I’m currently living in London and there is a great nightlife and nightclub scene in this City,…

Posted by Sam on 2015 10 07 · commented on
'Inside the 100 Hottest Bars and Nightclubs of 2015'.