In preparation for co-hosting UEFA EURO 2020, Hampden Park in Glasgow needed a new lighting system that would meet the UEFA Elite A Category standards, the highest requirements set by UEFA. Furthermore, the most advanced special effects lighting technology was installed to create a new level of entertainment experience for players and fans in the stadium.
Hampden Park Limited, the Scottish FA and the EURO 2020 Local Organising Committee which includes the Scottish Government, worked in partnership with the tournament’s Mechanical and Electrical Consultant Engineers, Hulley and Kirkwood Ltd, to design a new LED floodlight system for the stadium. Following a detailed tender process with industry leaders, Musco Lighting was appointed and successfully delivered the new system in March 2020.
Ian Maxwell, CEO, the Scottish FA said, “We are delighted with the new Musco installed lighting system, which will enhance the fan experience here at Hampden Park for the forthcoming UEFA EURO 2020. The legacy of hosting this prestigious tournament will bear fruit for years to come for fans as they enjoy football once again in Scotland’s National Stadium.”
The brand-new LED interactive floodlight system was switched on to get the party started as Scotland's qualification celebrations kicked off in Belgrade on 12 November, with a video title No Scotland, No Party – the popular chant.
With a reduction in the number of fixtures and wattage from the stadium’s previous lighting, it will help cut energy consumption by more than 40 percent. At the same time, the more efficient LED light source technology will improve light levels on the pitch. The new LEDs provide ‘flicker free’ floodlights for broadcasters filming in 4k and UHD.
The special effects lighting will integrate with the stadium’s Daktronics video screens.
Hampden Park now joins Wembley, Parken Stadium in Denmark, and Aviva Stadium in Ireland as world-class host venues for UEFA EURO 2020 that feature Musco’s LED technology. Scottish football fans will continue to benefit from the event’s legacy for many years to come.
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