With the interest in American football spreading rapidly throughout Panama, the sports authority Instituto Panameño de Deportes determined the time was right to build a state-of-the-art venue in the heart of Panama City. The new Estadio Emilio Royo would be the country’s first stadium dedicated to American football. Having worked together on successful projects in the past—including Estadio Rod Carew and Estadio Flaco Bala—Instituto Panameño de Deportes again turned to Musco for its unmatched project management experience and design expertise, which would be vital to overcome a number of significant challenges due to the stadium’s location in Panama City’s urban center.
- Custom foundations were created to adapt to the site’s soil quality, helping contractor RIGA Services streamline installation and ensure structural reliability.
- The system’s overall design was highly customized with unique pole locations, which was necessary due to the stadium’s urban location and limited space.
- The lighting achieved necessary lux levels on the field while adhering to Instituto Panameño de Deportes’ strict mandate to consume as little energy as possible at the new stadium.
- City residents and neighboring businesses are protected from glare and light pollution as a result of the system’s patented visoring and superior cut-off minimizing spill light.