SOUTHWELL, United Kingdom – When the new lights are turned on at Southwell Racecourse this Saturday, it will not only usher in a new era of floodlit racing at the historic venue, it will also be the first time a European racecourse is lit using LED technology.
Opened in 1850, Southwell is one of just six all-weather tracks in Britain, the only one with a fibresand surface and now operates one the most the most advanced lighting technology of any racecourse in Europe. Read more
New Soccer Mini-Pitch Unveiled at Luis Muñoz Marin Middle School to Provide Recreation and Life Skills Development for Newark Youth
NEWARK, N.J. – An innovative new soccer mini-pitch system was unveiled at Newark’s Luis Muñoz Marin School on Thursday, marking the fourth mini-pitch opened this year in Newark. The opening is part of a five-year partnership with the New York Red Bulls, Newark Public Schools, U.S. Soccer Foundation and Wells Fargo to increase access to safe places to play across the city by creating 20 new soccer mini-pitches.
As part of this initiative, more than 2,500 Newark youth will be engaged in Soccer for Success, the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s after-school soccer... Read more
COLUMBUS, OH and OSKALOOSA, IA--ADB SAFEGATE Americas, LLC, and Musco Lighting have announced a partnership that will offer airports in the Americas a complete portfolio of solutions designed to improve operational performance, environmental impact, efficiency, and safety.
ADB SAFEGATE is a global leader in offering fully integrated solutions—including apron, airfield, tower, and service solutions—that support airport development and enhance operational procedures. The company works with some of the biggest airports around the world, bringing an unmatched... Read more
LONDON, ENGLAND--As the 2018-2019 English Premier League (EPL) season kicks-off, five clubs are set to unveil new pitch lighting at their home grounds, significantly enhancing visibility, broadcast quality, energy efficiency, and the overall stadium experience for players and spectators.
“Using LED for the field-of-play lighting offers many benefits that previous light source technologies simply cannot,” said Jon Babbs, Stadium Director, Tottenham Hotspur. “We found the performance of Musco’s LED solution to be the best on the market. Their experience enabled them to customize... Read more
WASHINGTON D.C.--Youth soccer players from throughout Washington D.C. were on hand today for the unveiling of a new mini-pitch at Petworth Recreation Center, as part of a national effort to positively impact the lives of young people through participation in the sport.
The event was attended by youth soccer players who are members of DC SCORES, a local philanthropic group that organizes neighborhood teams and runs Soccer for Success, the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s after-school soccer program. Also in attendance were members of... Read more
WASHINGTON D.C.--Saturday night will mark D.C. United’s home debut at newly-built Audi Field, featuring a state-of-the-art LED lighting system designed to enhance the stadium experience and help advance the Club’s commitment to environmental responsibility.
Among D.C. United’s top priorities throughout the planning, design, and construction of Audi Field were to provide a top entertainment experience for Major League Soccer (MLS) fans, as well as be among the league’s most energy efficient stadiums. Read more
LONDON, ENGLAND--Tottenham Hotspur has selected Musco Lighting as its Official Stadium Field Of Play Lighting Supplier.
As part of the relationship, Musco will provide all solutions related to lighting the pitch at the Club’s new stadium to give everyone the best sight of the action.
A total of 324 floodlights will be mounted on the underside of the stadium’s roof in clusters of six. The optically advanced LED system will require only 450kW of power, which is around 50% less energy consumption than a traditional metal halide floodlighting system. Read more
OSKALOOSA, IOWA--When the Iowa Cubs (I-Cubs)—AAA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs—debuted new LED lighting at Principal Park last season, it was an impressive showcase of how dramatically the technology can enhance the stadium experience for players and fans. The Quad City River Bandits—the A affiliate of the Houston Astros—enjoyed similar results at its Modern Woodmen Park.
As the 2018 Minor League Baseball (MiLB) season gets underway, several more organizations will unveil LED stadium lighting... Read more
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI--A state-of-the-art LED system recently installed at Kauffman Stadium—known as “The K”—will result in significantly improved player and fan visibility, greater energy efficiency, and a heightened entertainment experience with new special effects capabilities.
Completed in 1973, Kauffman Stadium has a capacity of nearly 38,000 and is regarded as one of the best examples of modernist stadium designs. A new grass field was installed at The K during the fall of 2017, and the organization determined that new LED stadium lighting was needed to replace the existing metal halide system. Read more
OSKALOOSA, IOWA--Several Major League Baseball (MLB) organizations have had busy off seasons transitioning their stadium lighting to state-of-the-art LED systems, which will significantly enhance the experience for fans, greatly improve on-field visibility for players and umpires, and conserve energy.
In the past year alone, the Kansas City Royals’ Kauffman Stadium, the Cincinnati Reds’ Great American Ball Park, and the Philadelphia Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park all have made the move to LED lighting heading into the 2018 season. Read more
MONTERREY, MEXICO--The Sultans of Monterrey wanted to install a lighting system that would give their fans an unrivaled entertainment experience, and that would also meet the lighting requirements of Major League Baseball (MLB). In order to meet the new lighting requirements of the Mexican Baseball League (MBL), and in order to host exhibition and regular season games at Monterrey Baseball Stadium, the team’s managers had the task of installing a system that would provide 1500 lux in the infield and 1000 lux in the outfield. The Sultans found the right solution with the Total Light Control system – TLC for LED™ from Musco Lighting, making Monterrey Baseball Stadium the first baseball stadium in Latin America to install LED lighting. Read more
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--A state-of-the-art LED apron lighting system recently installed at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 4 enhances operations for pilots, air traffic controllers, and ground crew, while also reducing energy consumption at the terminal.
Airport administrators deemed the new lighting necessary to replace the existing lighting equipment, and determined that an LED solution would deliver a wide range of benefits... Read more
U.S. Soccer Foundation Launches It’s Everyone’s Game, A National Effort to Increase Access to Soccer Programming
CHICAGO, IL--The U.S. Soccer Foundation is launching a national campaign, It’s Everyone’s Game, aimed at dramatically expanding its impact on children across the country through soccer-based programs. To kick off the campaign, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club will announce their support for the initiative by committing to build 50 soccer play spaces in underserved neighborhoods in the next five years. A $3 million gift from the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund is making this possible. In partnership with communities, municipalities and corporate partners across the country, the Foundation is pledging... Read more
Light Quality at Midland International Air & Space Port Much Improved After Retrofit of New LED System
MIDLAND, TEXAS--A recently installed, state-of-the-art LED lighting system at Midland International Air & Space Port (MAF) will significantly improve operations and efficiency for pilots, air traffic controllers, and ground staff.
Located between the cities of Midland and Odessa, Texas, MAF serves more than 500,000 passengers every year. Leaders with the Department of Airports, which operates the airport, determined that a new lighting system was necessary to increase light levels, reduce glare, improve operational efficiency, and eliminate maintenance... Read more
LONDON, ENGLAND--Players, spectators, and fans from around the world watching the action on Wimbledon’s Centre Court will enjoy an enhanced experience for The Championships this year, following the recent installation of a state-of-the-art LED lighting system.
The LED system was installed by U.S.-based Musco Lighting—which worked in close partnership with ME Engineering—and features the company’s Total Light Control–TLC for LED™ system-based technology. The installation of the new lighting was the culmination of more than two years... Read more
RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA--Vancouver International Airport (YVR) continues to be a leader in airport sustainability with the installation of a new state-of-the-art LED lighting system to its airfield. The new lighting system by Musco Lighting significantly reduces YVR’s power consumption, expands lighting coverage and increases safety for pilots, air traffic controllers and ground crews. This marks the first time an airport in North America is using an adaptive dimming system based upon gate usage.
“Our primary objective is to operate and maintain a safe... Read more
Auburn University Raises the Standard for NCAA Baseball Stadiums with New, Retrofitted LED Lighting System
AUBURN, ALABAMA--A newly installed LED lighting system at Samford Stadium-Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park will significantly improve the experience for Auburn University baseball players and fans, with enhanced light quality and the virtual elimination of glare.
Administrators at Auburn made the decision to install new lighting at Plainsman Park in an effort to enhance visibility for players and improve their ability to track the ball. They explored several options and visited venues at other major universities to compare... Read more
CLEMSON, SC and OSKALOOSA, IA--Clemson University’s new multi-purpose recreation venue, LoConte Family Field, ushers in efficiency and light control for intramural sports with Musco’s LED sports lighting system.
Having already installed Musco’s innovative lighting solutions at its football, basketball, baseball, and soccer venues, Clemson turned to Musco once again for an energy-efficient lighting system that would be consistent with the university’s sustainability initiative, minimize energy consumption, and maintain the natural surroundings of the facility. Read more
OSKALOOSA, Iowa--For more than 40 years, Musco has approached sports lighting from a foundation of responsibility—to facility owners, to those using the facility, and to the environment around it. Total Light Control—TLC for LED™ technology continues Musco’s commitment to excellence with an affordable system that delivers pinpoint light control for recreational facilities and is guaranteed for up to 25 years from foundation to poletop.
TLC for LED is a trouble-free solution capable of controlling light with precision on the field to create an unmatched playing and viewing experience, while virtually eliminating glare and spill... Read more
ORLANDO, Florida--The City of Orlando recently installed a Musco LED system at Amway Center as part of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Green Works Orlando program that aims to transform the city into one of the most sustainable cities in the nation.
“The City of Orlando is leading by example by making energy efficiency improvements to our own facilities,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “These improvements will not only save our taxpayers money, but they will also make a significant impact to our community by creating a more sustainable environment for future generations to come.” Read more
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana--The New Orleans Saints kicked off their 2016/2017 season at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome under a new LED lighting system by Musco Lighting. The new system is part of a series of renovations with partner, Siemens Corporation, to further enhance the spectator experience and reduce energy consumption.
After opening its doors in 1975, the Superdome has showcased elite sporting events, hosting seven Super Bowls, five NCAA men’s basketball Final Fours, and numerous soccer, motocross, and boxing events. Read more
IOWA CITY, Iowa--The University of Iowa takes a major step towards maximizing its energy efficiency and enhancing the entertainment experience at Carver-Hawkeye Arena with the installation of an LED system provided by Musco Lighting.
“Musco Lighting is the premier athletic facility lighting company in the world and we are fortunate to have them ‘in our backyard’ based in Iowa. The new LED lights provide Carver-Hawkeye Arena with a natural light setting that is not only more pleasing for fans experiencing our events... Read more
AMES, Iowa--Iowa State University’s Hilton Coliseum recently installed an LED system provided by Musco Lighting, helping the university offer a superior game day experience, while still maximizing its energy efficiency.
“The new LED lighting in Hilton Coliseum provides us with tremendous flexibility and allows us to maximize the atmosphere on gameday,” said Nathan Terry, Associate Director of Marketing at Iowa State University. “Our fans have wanted this for many years and with Musco’s expertise we are now able to not only turn the lights off, we can also program the lights to create a variety of scenes tied to videos and music played in the arena.” Read more
RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada--Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will set itself apart among the top airports in the world with the installation of a new state-of-the-art LED lighting system, designed by industry leader Musco Lighting, to enhance efficiency and streamline operations.
YVR is the second busiest airport in Canada, welcoming more than 20.3 million passengers and handling 278,000 takeoffs and landings in 2015 alone. While the existing lighting at the airport... Read more
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland--The University of Maryland’s XFINITY Center will soon showcase the latest in sports lighting entertainment with the installation of an LED system provided by Musco Lighting.
“This is an exciting development for the XFINITY Center,” said Associate AD for Facilities, Operations and Events Joshua Kaplan. “We’re always looking for ways to enhance the spectator experience at our arena, and this state-of-the-art LED system will provide a major benefit for our fans and student-athletes.”
DETROIT, Michigan--On Sunday, September 18th, Ford Field – home of the Detroit Lions – unveiled an energy-efficient LED lighting system provided by Musco Lighting for the Lions’ first regular season home game against the Tennessee Titans.
“The new LED lighting at Ford Field not only improves the guest experience in terms of clearer sightlines, but allows for greater lighting flexibility for all stadium events,” said Todd Argust, Detroit Lions Vice President of Operations. “
SOUTH BEND, Indiana--The University of Notre Dame will once more be on the leading edge of sports lighting technology with the installation of Musco Lighting’s SportsCluster® system at Notre Dame Stadium.
In 1982, the stadium made headlines when Notre Dame faced Michigan in a televised prime time game made possible by Musco’s revolutionary mobile lighting system. This time around, university officials turned to Musco for an LED system that features the latest in energy efficiency, light control and sports entertainment capabilities. Read more
MIDDLESBROUGH, England.--For the 2016/2017 Premier League season, Middlesbrough Football Club unveiled Muscos LED lighting solution.
Middlesbrough FC earned its promotion back into the Premier League after finishing runners-up in the Football League Championship this past season. With a move back into England’s top soccer league in store, club officials set out to find a cost-efficient system that complied with Premier League lighting standards, and offered the latest in sports lighting technology. Muscos SportsCluster® system proved to be the ideal choice. Read more
BURNLEY, England--Burnley Football Club returned to the Premier League in full force with the installation of Musco&rsquos LED floodlights at Turf Moor.
Burnley recently earned its promotion back into the top-tier league in England after finishing first in the Football League Championship. Having previously installed a lighting system from Musco in 1996, club officials once again turned to the leader in sports lighting solutions for a system that would showcase an improved visual experience at Turf Moor, while meeting Premier League lighting requirements. Those needs were met with Musco&rsquos SportsCluster® system. Read more
LOS ANGELES, CA & OSKALOOSA, IA--Three decades ago, as part of its preparations for hosting the Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum partnered with Musco—the Official Supplier of Lighting to the 1984 Olympic Games—for the installation of a new lighting system for opening ceremonies and track and field competition.
Now, 32 years later, the Coliseum—home to the University of Southern California Trojans and the newly relocated Los Angeles Rams—will once again shine brighter under a state-of-the-art Musco lighting system. Read more
SANFORD, FL & OSKALOOSA, IA---This summer, athletes from the Southeast will enjoy a one-of-a-kind tournament experience at Seminole County Sports Complex, now that the 15-field facility has unveiled Musco’s Light-Structure Green LED system.
“We are extremely excited to announce our partnership with Musco. After looking at several options, we are confident that Musco provides an unmatched lighting experience for the fans and players at our venue. Read more
SAN DIEGO, CA and Oskaloosa, Iowa--The San Diego Padres unveiled a new state-of-the-art LED lighting system by Musco Lighting at its home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 4th at Petco Park.
“The San Diego Padres are extremely pleased to partner with industry-leader Musco Lighting, with Petco Park being the first professional baseball venue to implement its LED sports lighting technology,” said Mark Guglielmo, Padres vice president of ballpark operations & general manager of Petco Park. “We are proud that Musco LED Sports Lighting will provide not only a brighter and more uniform lighting experience for our athletes and fans... Read more
Houston Astros Set to Install Musco’s LED Lighting System New Lighting System to Reduce Operating Costs by $1 Million Over the Next Decade
HOUSTON, TX and Oskaloosa, Iowa---When Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros take the field on April 11 against the Kansas City Royals at Minute Maid Park, it will be under Musco’s cutting-edge SportsCluster® system. As part of a significant renovation to Minute Maid Park, the new lighting system will provide unprecedented levels of energy efficiency and enhance the spectator experience at the ballpark. Read more
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--Musco’s innovative LED lighting system has helped the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) solve a major issue with the surrounding community.
When lights were installed in 2014 at the University’s Alpine Field outdoor sports facility, residents who lived in the surrounding area immediately notified UCCS. Even though the original design met horizontal spill requirements, light from the luminaire was creating glare viewed from their homes. After the original lighting supplier was unable to find a solution... Read more
BOURNEMOUTH, England--As the newest addition to the Barclays Premier League for the 2015 season, AFC Bournemouth demonstrated that its home field will shine brightly on the world stage with the addition of Musco’s state-of-the-art LED lighting solution at Vitality Stadium. Read more
OSKALOOSA, IOWA--The University of Alabama’s Sewell – Thomas Stadium will soon make history as one of the first NCAA baseball fields lit with an LED light source.
Familiar with Musco’s innovative lighting solutions, the University of Alabama has installed Musco’s lighting systems at several venues on campus including its tennis facility and the Sam Bailey Track Stadium. Musco’s Light-Structure Green system using an LED light source provides many benefits for players, spectators, and television broadcasts. Read more
NOTRE DAME, INDIANA and OSKALOOSA, IOWA--The University of Notre Dame will add another groundbreaking accomplishment to its rich history with the installation of a new LED lighting system at Notre Dame Stadium as part of the university’s “Campus Crossroads” project. The new lighting solution provided by Musco Lighting will keep Notre Dame Stadium at the forefront of sustainable technology and innovation. Read more
SAN DIEGO, CA--Petco Park, home of Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres, will take the next major step toward energy sustainability this offseason, with the installation of Musco’s SportsCluster® system. In partnership with Cisterra Development, installation will begin at the end of December and is scheduled to be completed in early January. Read more
ARLINGTON, TX---The Dallas Cowboys unveiled a new state-of-the-art LED lighting system provided by Musco Lighting in their home opener on September 13. The new lighting system was showcased on primetime television in football season's return this past Sunday night.
As one of the largest NFL venues, AT&T Stadium opened in 2009 as the new home of the Dallas Cowboys. Featuring the world’s largest center hung video board, the 80,000 seat stadium has been on the forefront of innovation.
SAN ANTONIO, TX--Spurs Sports & Entertainment and Bexar County have partnered with Musco to provide the AT&T Center with new state-of-the-art LED lighting as part of the $100+ million in technology and infrastructure renovations at the AT&T Center. The new Musco custom lighting system will include more than 200 luminaires and more than 40,000 LEDs featuring advanced individual optics that will direct the LEDs with pinpoint precision to dramatically reduce glare, enhance playability for athletes, improve HD broadcasts and create a stage-like atmosphere for spectators. Read more
HOLLOWAY, London--Arsenal Football Club unveiled Musco’s new state-of-the-art LED floodlights at their first evening game of the 2015/16 season against Liverpool at Emirates Stadium.
After nine seasons at Emirates Stadium, Arsenal selected Musco to take the experience of spectators to the next level and maximise energy efficiency. With a nearly 40-year history of providing lighting solutions for premier sporting venues and events, Musco brought the innovative system and application experience that was needed to accomplish this goal. Read more
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND--AFC Bournemouth has chosen Musco Lighting as its partner to install new floodlights using an LED light source at Vitality Stadium for its debut season in the Barclays Premier League.
AFC Bournemouth recently earned a promotion to the top flight for the first time in the club's history and wanted to ensure a premiere entertainment experience at Vitality Stadium for its supporters. Read more
SANFORD, FL--This fall, Seminole County will install Musco’s Light-Structure Green system with an LED light source at its new sports complex. The complex is set to open in the spring of 2016.
The Seminole County Sports Complex will feature 15 fields that host soccer, baseball, softball, and lacrosse. Musco’s system will meet the individual lighting needs of each sport, ensuring optimized light control and energy efficiency, and will also help Seminole County meet its various goals for the project. Read more
NEW YORK, NY--The National Park Service announces that the Statue of Liberty will shine as never before beginning the evening of July 7. A new lighting system will be activated at sunset, approximately 8:45 p.m., thanks to a generous donation of equipment by Musco Lighting of Oskaloosa, Iowa. Musco Lighting has had a close partnership with the National Park Service for many years. The Statue of Liberty joins numerous national treasures to be lit with Musco's innovative lighting solutions using the light-emitting diode (LED) light source. Read more
KEYSTONE, SD & OSKALOOSA, IA--The more than two million visitors who travel to Mount Rushmore National Memorial each year will now enjoy an enhanced night time viewing experience, thanks to an innovative new lighting system with an LED light source that was recently installed at the memorial. The new system, custom designed and manufactured by Musco, will result in substantially less light pollution, while dramatically improving the lighting at the national memorial and saving energy. Read more
DES MOINES, Iowa--The Iowa Events Center’s Wells Fargo Arena – home to the Iowa Energy, the Iowa Barnstormers, and the Iowa Wild – will take its entertainment experience to the next level thanks to a new, innovative LED lighting solution designed and manufactured by Musco Lighting. The arena is celebrating its 10th anniversary with $2.5 million in renovations. Read more
COLDWATER, Ontario & OSKALOOSA, Iowa--The nearly 300,000 yearly skiers and snowboarders at the Mount St. Louis Moonstone Ski Resort (MSLM) will enjoy an experience few other resorts in the world can match, thanks to an innovative LED lighting system by Musco Lighting. This efficient system will help MSLM conserve energy, lessen its environmental impact, extend hours for nighttime use and eliminate maintenance costs over the next decade. Read more
Comcast-Spectacor Transforms Fan Experience at Wells Fargo Center with New Energy Efficient Lighting System
PHILADELPHIA--When the Philadelphia Flyers take the ice against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, October 9, it will be under an innovative new LED lighting system, making the Wells Fargo Center one of the first NHL and NBA arenas to feature the state-of-the-art lights.
The new system is the result of a partnership between arena owner Comcast-Spectacor and Musco Lighting, the global innovator in sports lighting solutions, and will deliver an unparalleled arena experience for fans and improve energy efficiency. Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. & OSKALOOSA, Iowa--PNC Arena, home to the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, will usher in a new era for professional sports this season as the first NHL venue in the U.S. to feature LED lighting. The Centennial Authority has invested $650,000 in the innovative new system. This system represents the continuation of a relationship between the Centennial Authority, which owns PNC Arena, and Musco, which installed the facility’s original lights when it opened in 1999. Read more
EMERSON, Ga.--LakePoint Sporting Community, the world’s largest sports vacation destination, has partnered with the leading innovator of sports lighting solutions, Musco Lighting, to provide a LED lighting system for enhanced playability and energy efficiency. LakePoint is the first multi-field sports complex to use Musco’s cutting-edge lighting solution harnessing LED technology to direct more light onto the playing surface. Read more