Los Angeles Stadium construction timelapse

ISM Raceway renovation update

Progress at the new US$4.9bn home for the NFL’s LA Rams and LA Chargers has come a long way since breaking ground in November, 2016. See everything that’s been built since that day in this video.

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ISM Raceway renovation update

ISM Raceway renovation update

At the recent ALSD in Atlanta, president of ISM Raceway Brian Sperber, brings us up to speed on the exciting work being carried out at the venue, including its interactive garage.

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Atlanta Hawks arena transformation

Atlanta Hawks Area Video

The Atlanta Hawks’s State Farm Arena, formerly the Philips Arena, is getting closer to completion. Take a look at the progress inside and out.

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Carioca Arenas outfitted with Community loudspeakers

Community loudspeakers were installed in the three adjoining Carioca Arenas, which were newly built for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, and located in the heart of the Barra Olympic Park.

The main contractor, Honeywell do Brasil, appointed Soundvision Engenharia de Audio e Video to provide the AV for all three Carioca Arenas. Community’s R Series loudspeakers were chosen based on their track record of reliability, high output, high intelligibility and accurate coverage.

A combination of R.5MAX models was used to provide the dispersion patterns required for even coverage of the 360° seating areas. In each of the arenas the loudspeakers are driven by Crown DCi amplifiers with BSS BLU-800 processors providing system DSP. 

Carioca Arena 1 has a seating capacity of 16,000, while Carioca Arena 2 and Arena 3 each have a capacity of 10,000. A total of 96 R.5MAX loudspeakers have been installed in all three multipurpose venues.

After hosting basketball, wrestling and judo events at the Olympic Games, Carioca Arena 1 and Arena 2 will become part of a permanent athletic training center with facilities for a variety of sporting disciplines. Carioca Arena 3 hosted taekwondo and fencing competitions, and will now transform into a specialist sports school for 850 full-time students.

“We have substantial experience with R Series, which we installed for three of the 2014 FIFA World Cup stadia in Brazil,” said Antonio Tadeu Torquato, commercial director of Soundvision. “Community also has a strong track record with world-class arenas and stadia and the Carioca Arenas project has again proven R Series’s excellent quality and reliability in professional sports venues.”

August 25, 2016


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