ENGIE Stadium unveils $4 million lighting upgrade

Multipurpose ENGIE Stadium at Sydney Showground has revealed its $4 million LED lighting upgrade.

The 24,000-seat stadium at the Sydney Olympic Park precinct has installed state-of-the-art ArenaVision LED lights, which are designed for sporting and multipurpose venues.

Compliant with AFL and International Cricket Council requirements, the new lighting system will support world-class light shows for concerts and music festivals, including the Sydney Royal Easter Show, and home games for tenants GWS Giants, in the AFL, and Sydney Thunder, in cricket’s Big Bash League.

The new LED lighting system will half the venue’s power consumption on major event days.

“We are super excited about this upgrade and believe the investment in a state-of-the-art lighting system is a great step forward for our business and the longevity of the stadium,” says Sydney Showground general manager Darryl Jeffrey.

“As a venue, we have proven our versatility in hosting a range of events, from festivals and sporting matches to live stadium shows.

“We believe this innovative technology will take our venue’s offerings to the next level, ensuring it can remain competitive against brand-new stadiums built during the past few years.

“Having recently launched our environmental, social and governance strategy, this lighting upgrade is a direct investment in the sustainability of our venue, with the new LED lighting boasting a life expectancy 25 times that of the current system, and reducing running costs by up to 47 per cent.

“As an independently owned and run stadium, this project is a direct investment by our parent company, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, into our future.”

The LED system was created and installed by Signify and SMADA Electrical, and is operated by entertainment company KOJO.


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