UCF’s FBC Mortgage Stadium Makes Major Enhancements in Lighting, Connectivity
State-of-the-art lighting and connectivity improvements are the latest enhancements to UCF’s FBC Mortgage Stadium.
The new lighting system features a retrofit of the previous metal halide system to a full LED system. The installation meets NCAA championship-level play standards for both vertical and horizontal light levels and uniformities.
The system will significantly improve lighting for both the in-stadium and television fan experience as the number of light fixtures has increased by almost 50%. It gives UCF the ability to use a Dynamic Scene Control System with color and flickering lights to enhance the gameday show. Also added is egress lighting for the exterior of the stadium.
“Our fans will see an enhanced in-stadium experience and our broadcasts on ESPN and Fox networks will be championship quality based on the LED additions,” says Terry Mohajir, UCF vice president and director of athletics.
The connectivity improvements feature the addition of MatSing lens antennas at FBC Mortgage Stadium, providing the most advanced cellular signal distribution antenna system, especially for a high-density environment.
The system is the same as those at AT&T Stadium in Texas, Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Raymond James Stadium and Amalie Arena in Tampa and Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
Each antenna pod contains 50 individual concentrated antennas to provide coverage to each segment of the stadium, accounting for a more efficient and effective distribution of wi-fi signal.
AT&T is the installer—and additional carriers are expected at a future date.
The lighting and connectivity work has begun and will continue through July at FBC Mortgage Stadium.
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