It’s not simply about who wins or loses. Or about how the game is played. It’s about providing an entertaining experience. From sight lines to concession lines, virtually every aspect of your facility influences the experience of your patrons. This is especially true of sound.
Thanks to unique Bose® innovations and technologies, we can custom engineer a sound system for your facility—and let you hear it, even before it’s installed.
Case Study - Telstra Stadium
A sound system of olympic proportions
Location: Sydney, Australia
Telstra Stadium was built in record time for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Originally built to hold more than 110,000 spectators, it is the largest Olympic Stadium to
date. With 104 private suites and a number of concourses, banquet halls, restaurants, bars, restrooms and function rooms, the stadium is a result of extensive design and world class technology.
A powerful and flexible system to handle the stadium’s complex audio needs was of paramount concern. The main requirement was to ensure sound coverage reached the 110,000 seat capacity. Speaker placement around the stadium was crucial to avoid reflections, delays or echoes. In addition, we needed to minimise external spill in order to keep sound heard outside the stadium to a minimum. The whole philosophy was to direct sound into discrete seating areas with minimal overlap.
The system also needed to deliver audio coverage to a large number of people in many different regions and locations. Further, the system had to support easy, flexible audio signal routing to any zone, depending on the requirements of a particular event. Crowd microphones, paging microphones and background music sources had to be properly routed and managed throughout the site. Some pre-recorded announcements needed to be heard in all zones; others would need to be routed to only specific zones.
The system was primarily designed to reinforce audio at events with a centre field focus. The highest intelligibility in sound was provided to patrons seated in the east and west stands, particularly for events with an audio source centred on the half way line of field. As a consequence of this design philosophy, the system is now able to provide the highest level sound reinforcement for events of this nature with only a little requirement for external equipment.
Bose provided Modeler® and Auditioner® analysis to demonstrate what a given output from the entire system would sound like in a particular location in the stadium. This acoustic modeling requires the parameters and details of the venue be entered into the Bose Modeler software. Later, a given `sound’ could be heard on the calibrated Auditioner listening station. The modelling of the potential system to the consultants and the builders confirmed that the Bose solution would match or exceed the specification.
Telstra Stadium is now equipped with a comprehensive control system enabling control of a significant number of system components along with a paging system throughout the public and back of house areas. This controllability and functionality is unparalleled, and allows Telstra Stadium owners to schedule virtually any event into the venue with certainty that audio will not be a problem, now or in the future.