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

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Date:28 February 2010 Tags:, ,

Have a look at the professional audio systems installed at each of the 2010 Soccer World Cup stadiums…

Loftus Stadium

Used as a 2009 FIFA Confederation Cup venue and the home ground of local soccer side Mamelodi Sundowns, Loftus – named after Pretoria Sports pioneer Robert Owen Loftus Versfeld – is now ready to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup games.

Fast facts
City: Tshwane/Pretoria
Built: 1906
Construction: upgrade
Sound Design: Prosound Engineering
Gross capacity: 50 000

Equipment supplied
36 Electro-Voice ZX5-PI loudspeakers
14 Electro-Voice PX2152 loudspeakers
17 Electro-Voice ZX1 loudspeakers
56 Electro-Voice Evid 4,2T loudspeakers
8 Electro-Voice Zx1i-100T loudspeakers
16 Electro-Voice SX100+ loudspeakers
232 Dynacord DL800/10T loudspeakers
93 Dynacord DL800/15T loudspeakers
2 Peavey MediaMatrix Nion processor
42 Crest Audio Cki power amplifiers
25 RCF HD3216T loudspeakers

Free State Stadium

The Free State Stadium in Mangaung (Bloemfontein) will be hosting FIFA World Cup teams at a venue familiar to the echoing sound of the vuvuzela as it is the alternate home ground of the Premier Soccer League team, Bloemfontein Celtic.

Fast facts
City: Mangaung/Bloemfontein
Built: 1952
Construction: medium upgrade
Sound Design: Prosound Engineering
Gross capacity: 48 000

Equipment supplied
2 Electro-Voice FRX940Pi loudspeakers
10 Electro-Voice FRX660Pi loudspeakers
10 Electro-Voice ZX5-60Pi loudspeakers
69 Electro-Voice SX300Pi loudspeakers
36 Electro-Voice EVID 6,2T loudspeakers
1 Electro-Voice REV-D wireless microphone system
1 Midas Venice V240 mixing console
66 Dynacord DL800/15T loudspeakers
120 Dynacord DL86 loudspeakers
2 Peavey MediaMatrix Nion3 audio processor
46 Crest Audio Cki power amplifiers

Nelson Mandela Bay

A first for the city, the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is built on the North End Lake, an idyllic setting for match days, and features a unique three-tier design with two rings of skyboxes.

Fast facts
City: Port Elizabeth
Built: new
Sound Design: Prosound Engineering
Gross capacity: 48 000

Equipment supplied
8 Electro-Voice FRX940Pi loudspeakers
28 Electro-Voice FRX660Pi loudspeakers
20 Electro-Voice FRX640Pi loudspeakers
132 Electro-Voice EVID FM4,2 loudspeakers
2 Electro-Voice N/D767 microphones
1 Electro-Voice REV-D wireless microphone system
1 Midas Venice V240 mixing console
2 Peavey MediaMatrix Nion3 audio processor
34 Crest Audio Cki amplifiers

Peter Mokaba Stadium

Holding much historical significance in South Africa, the design of the Peter Mokaba Stadium is largely concrete with the steel structure supporting the roof plane gathered together at each corner of the stadium and supported by giant “trunk” structures which accommodate vertical circulation ramps and service cores.

Fast facts
City: Polokwane
Construction: new
Sound Design: Prosound Engineering
Gross capacity 46 000

Equipment supplied
10 Electro-Voice FRX660Pi loudspeakers
12 Electro-Voice ZX5-60Pi loudspeakers
28 Electro-Voice PX2122 loudspeakers
1 Electro-Voice REV-D wireless microphone system
49 Dynacord DL800/15T loudspeakers
236 Dynacord SP20 loudspeakers
20 Dynacord SP20 loudspeakers
5 Peavey MediaMatrix Nion6 audio processor
30 Crest Audio Cki power amplifiers
16 Crest Audio Ci20x8 8-channel power amplifier
56 RCF HD410T loudspeakers
447 RCF PL60 loudspeakers

Royal Bafokeng Stadium

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