• Exploring the audio systems of the 2010 Soccer World Cup stadiums – part 1

    • Image credit: City of Johannesburg
    • Image credit: City of Cape Town
    • Image credit: City of Nelspruit
    • Image credit: Media Club South Africa
    Date:28 February 2010 Tags:, , ,

    When 9 of South Africa’s new stadiums needed the best in professional audio systems to be ready to host the world for the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup, they chose Prosound. With years of experience in the audio industry providing services to stadiums and venues across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond, Prosound was able to design sound solutions to the highest international standards. PM takes a look at the sound equipment supplied at each stadium…

    Soccer City Stadium

    Hosting several group matches as well as providing a fitting venue for the final match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Soccer City is the largest of South Africa’s stadiums, seating 94 700 spectators.

    Redesigned and upgraded for 2010, the stadiums outer perimeter, resembling a giant African pot, with earthy colours that continue the theme to encase truly world class sporting venue to host the world’s best teams.

    Fast facts
    City: Johannesburg
    Built: 1987
    Construction: major upgrade
    Sound Design: Prosound Engineering
    Gross capacity: 94 700

    Equipment supplied
    80 Electro-Voice PX2122 loudspeakers
    48 Electro-voice PX2152 loudspeakers
    22 Electro-voice SX100+ loudspeakers
    4 Electro-voice ZX1 loudspeakers
    24 Dynacord DL800/25T loudspeakers
    6 Peavey MediaMatrix Nion6 audio processor
    147 Crest Audio Cki power amplifiers
    760 RCF PL60 loudspeakers

    Green Point Stadium

    Green Point Stadium is situated in the mother city’s suburb of the same name, a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean and the world famous Table Mountain, a world heritage site that forms a majestic backdrop for the games played in Cape Town.

    Fast facts
    City: Cape Town
    Built: new
    Sound Design: ADA – Berlin
    Gross capacity: 70 000

    Equipment Supplied
    124 Electro-Voice XLD loudspeakers
    1 Midas Venice V240 mixing console
    1 Electro-Voice REV-D wireless microphone system
    2 Peavey MediaMatrix Nion3 audio processor
    62 Crest Audio Cki power amplifiers

    Mbombela Stadium

    A welcome sporting venue for the people of Nelspruit, the Mbombela Stadium will leave a legacy of the beautiful game for the people of this region as it is the first football stadium built to international standards in the Mpumalanga Province.

    Fast facts
    City: Nelspruit
    Built: new
    Sound Design: Prosound Engineering
    Gross capacity: 64 000

    Equipment supplied
    24Electro-Voice FRX940Pi loudspeakers
    24 Electro-Voice ZX5Pi loudspeakers
    2 Electro-Voice N/D267 microphones
    2 Electro-Voice RE2-N7 wireless microphones
    2 Peavey MediaMatrix Nion3 audio processor
    26 Crest Audio Cki power amplifiers
    210 RCF DM41 loudspeakers
    190 RCF PL60 loudspeakers
    130 RCF HD2414T loudspeakers
    24 RCF HD4020T loudspeakers

    Coca Cola (Ellis) Park

    Extensively redesigned and improved to meet the rigorous standards needed to stage the world’s premier football event, the world class stadium was testes as the stage for the opening ceremony and final game of the FIF Confederations Cup in 2009.

    Fast facts
    City: Johannesburg
    Construction: minor upgrade
    Sound Design: Prosound Engineering
    Gross capacity: 61 000

    Equipment supplied
    62 Electro-Voice ZX5-60Pi loudspeakers
    20 Electro-Voice SX100+ loudspeakers
    395 Dynacord DL800/25T loudspeakers
    2 Peavey MediaMatrix Nion3 audio processor
    48 Crest Audio Cki power amplifiers
    233 RCF PL60 loudspeakers

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    * Exploring the audio systems of the 2010 Soccer World Cup stadia – part 2

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