Issue 27

ENGIE Stadium Turns on the Lights

ENGIE Stadium shows off a four-million-dollar venue upgrade.


16 May 2024

In an exciting advancement to ENGIE Stadium, the multi-purpose 24,000 seat venue at Sydney Showground has undergone a significant four-million-dollar LED lighting upgrade that is set to put the venue at the forefront of event experiences in Sydney.

The new state-of-the-art 348 ArenaVision LED lights are exclusively designed for sporting and multi-purpose venues and will significantly elevate the venue’s lighting capabilities while cutting the stadium’s power consumption by half on event days.

Compliant with Australian Football League and International Cricket Council requirements, the new system will have the functionality to support world-class light shows for concerts and music festivals, including the venue’s very own Sydney Royal Easter Show, while simultaneously enhancing patron match day experiences for home teams the GWS GIANTS and Sydney Thunder.

“We are super-excited about this upgrade and believe the investment in a state-of-the art lighting system is a great step forward for our business and the longevity of the stadium,” said Sydney Showground General Manager, Darryl Jeffrey.

“As a venue, we have proven our versatility in hosting a range of events from festivals and sporting matches to live stadium shows, and we believe this innovative technology will take our venue’s offerings to the next level, ensuring it can remain competitive against the brand-new stadiums built over the last few years.

“Having recently launched our own Environmental, Social and Governance strategy, this lighting upgrade is also a direct investment into the sustainability of our venue, with the new LED lighting boasting a life expectancy of twenty-five times that of the current system and set to reduce running costs by up to 47 per cent.

“As an independently owned and run stadium, this project is a direct investment by our parent company, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW into our future, and we can’t wait to see what’s ahead.”

The spectacular lighting enhancements will be able to be seen for the first time at this Saturday’s GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs game.

The new system was created and installed by Signify and SMADA Electrical, with award-winning entertainment company KOJO, operating the lighting system. The project was directly funded by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, which runs the award-winning venue, Sydney Showground. ENGIE Stadium is one of the only independently owned and operated professional sports stadiums in NSW.

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