Brazil football stadiums kick-off with Philips lighting ahead of summer tournament

Advanced pitch lighting from Philips, the global leader in lighting, will light up 9 of 12 stadiums that will be used as venues for this summer’s soccer tournament in Brazil.

Image credit: flickr User: Alex Paradela
Image credit: flickr User: Alex Paradela

According to the press release by Philips, the company is set to provide spectacle and excitement through its advanced lighting solutions installed at Fonte Nova (Salvador), Castelão (Fortaleza), Arena Pantanal (Cuiaba), Arena da Baixada (Curitiba) and Arena das Dunas (Natal) and façade lighting at Maracanã (Rio de Janeiro), South America’s largest stadium, and Arena Pantanal (Cuiaba), Beira Rio (Porto-Alegre), Fonte Nova (Salvador) and Arena da Baixada (Curitiba).

Philips will provide ArenaVision pitch lighting that enables HDTV, 3D and super slow motion replays, so that viewers don’t miss one moment.

Philips will also provide lighting for areas around the stadiums, such as the stadium façade, conference areas, shops, hospitality suites, changing rooms and the players’ tunnel.

“As the world leader in lighting, Philips knows that lighting is essential for high-quality TV broadcasts of soccer and other sporting events across the world,” said Flávio Guimarães, commercial director of Philips Lighting Brazil.

“Philips has been lighting major sporting events for more than 60 years, making us a global expert in this field. In Brazil, we will use the latest innovations in lighting to make the event for fans in every seat around the pitch and for billions of viewers at home even more enjoyable.”

Philips has installed the façade lighting for Rio de Janeiro’s 78,000 seat Maracanã stadium. The LED lighting system from Philips will reflect in the roof the colours of the national flags for each of the teams involved in the match played at Maracanã.

“With colourful and dynamic LED lighting, stadiums can be transformed into iconic landmarks. Stadiums can be lit in the colours of the two teams, can flash when a goal is scored or even change colour to reflect the atmosphere inside – there are endless possibilities to create sporting statements and enhance the overall stadium experience. Also, such technologies can be used for non-sporting events such as pop concerts,” it says in the press release.

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