UAEM Potros FC - Estadio Universitario Alberto "Chivo" Córdoba
Toluca, State of Mexico, Mexico
UAEM Potros FC Meets League Lighting Requirements with New Sports Lighting System
“The Mexican Football Federation required light levels of an average of 800 lux. We had a system that had only 450 luxes. We had to meet this requirement to stay in the stadium. Now with the Musco system we have more than 800 luxes and it looks perfectly good in a night game, it has been perfect for us."
— María Fernanda González Hernández
Operations and Legal Department
The UAEM Potros Football Club earned its promotion to the Mexican second division professional league in 2016. However, after achieving the historic feat, the club now had to figure out how to meet the Mexican Football Federation’s (FEMEXFUT) lighting requirements at its home stadium, the ‘Estadio Universitario Alberto "Chivo" Córdoba.
Club officials turned to Musco for a sports lighting system that met the league’s requirements and offered several additional benefits:
- Superior Light Quality – increased light levels at the venue from 45 footcandles to 80 footcandles, meeting league requirements.
- Energy Savings – despite the drastic increase in light levels, the system still reduced energy consumption by 39 percent when compared to the previous lighting.
- Precise Light Control – more light is directed onto the pitch, eliminating wasted light that previously spilled over onto the stands, allowing for enhanced visibility.
- Unmatched Warranty – the system is backed by a comprehensive 10-year parts and labor warranty that will eliminate maintenance costs for the next decade.
Additionally, given that every home game is broadcasted on local television, the club’s fans watching on TV have benefitted from the unmatched light quality provided by the new system.