MIDDLESBROUGH, England–For the 2016/2017 Premier League season, Middlesbrough Football Club unveiled Musco’s LED lighting solution.
Middlesbrough FC earned its promotion back into the Premier League after finishing runners-up in the Football League Championship this past season. With a move back into England’s top soccer league in store, club officials set out to find a cost-efficient system that complied with Premier League lighting standards, and offered the latest in sports lighting technology. Musco’s SportsCluster® system proved to be the ideal choice.
“Middlesbrough Football Club is delighted with the successful installation of the advanced LED lighting system supplied by Musco Lighting,” said Mark Ellis, Chief Operating Officer of Middlesbrough Football Club. “Musco completed the design and installation of the system meeting the very tight deadline in the short off season. The lights have been independently tested and fully comply with the exacting standard demanded by the Premier League. We look forward to working with Musco on other lighting projects at the Club.”
The installation of the new floodlights provides the club with several features that reduce the cost of ownership and produce a stage-like atmosphere for players, spectators and television broadcasts:
- Higher Light Quality – Increases horizontal light levels by 100 percent for better TV broadcasts with a more uniform light distribution on the pitch
- Visibility – Customised optics direct light onto the pitch and minimise glare shining into the eyes of athletes and fans
- Energy Savings – Instant on/off capabilities and dimming controls adjust light power output, further conserving energy
- Entertainment – Features DMX special effects for pre-show and halftime lighting displays
The system is also covered by a 10-year long-term parts and labour warranty backed by a team of technicians that eliminate maintenance costs and headaches for the next decade.
“Congratulations to Middlesbrough FC on its promotion to the Premier League and for the installation of a new lighting system that will turn Riverside Stadium into a showcase for energy efficiency and lighting technology,” said Jeff Rogers, President of Musco World. “Not only has the club made an investment in sustainable practices, but the new system will provide an unparalleled environment for athletes and fans, while meeting the demands of HD television.”
Riverside Stadium joins an extensive list of facilities to feature an LED system provided by the company. That list includes Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium, AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium and Burnley FC’s Turf Moor.
About Musco Lighting
Since 1976, Musco Lighting has led the world in the design and manufacture of sports and large area lighting solutions. The company has pioneered the most innovative systems using metal halide and LED technologies, resulting in an unparalleled ability to control glare and light spill in a way that’s cost effective and energy efficient. Musco has been engineering systems around the LED for nearly a decade, and has designed permanent and temporary solutions for everything from Little League® fields to Olympic Games. The company has earned awards including an Emmy for the quality of its lighting in television broadcasts and a Technical Academy Award for movie lighting. Musco’s global team of experts partner with customers to plan, complete, and maintain a trouble-free solution for their facilities.