Atletico Madrid’s new 67,000-seat stadium is to be the world’s first to use the Philips ArenaExperience multi-purpose LED stadia lighting system.
Under an agreement with Philips Lighting, part of the Philips technology group, the lighting solution will encompass LED lighting for the pitch, access areas, facade, roof and the hospitality areas at the stadium, which will be Atletico’s home from the 2017-18 season.
Philips Lighting will also become the Spanish LaLiga football club’s official lighting partner for the next four seasons.
Miguel Ángel Gil, Atletico Madrid’s chief executive, said: “Philips is an ideal partner. Its respected corporate profile and position at the forefront of global LED lighting technology, guarantees that our fans will be able to enjoy the best lighting experience in our new stadium.”
The new stadium’s roof, which is to be suspended above the pitch, will be equipped with Philips VayaFlood LED lighting which can display more than 16 million colours. The dynamic lighting makes it possible to project the teams’ colours at each match.
Philips said the lighting will guarantee maximum quality for television transmission and meet the latest LaLiga, UEFA and FIFA broadcast standards.
“We are proud to be able to play a part in the history of Atletico Madrid by lighting the new stadium, said Josep Martínez, chief executive of Philips Lighting (Spain and Portugal). “It brings the stadium to life for fans from the moment they approach it from afar, right through to vivid illumination of a match on the pitch as well as on TV screens at home.”