Rechristened as WIN Stadium, following corporate sponsorship, Wollongong Showground is a rectangular multi-purpose stadium in Wollongong, which regularly hosts the St George Illawarra ‘Dragons’ rugby league matches. The stadium boasts a capacity of 23,000.
As part of its makeover the stadium required a Public Address system for sports announcements, commentaries, BGM and paging. The Western Grandstand is also home to two new 400 person function rooms.
As systems integrator, Noisebox Integrated Technologies, based in Sydney, installed all elements of the new Public Address system including a Listen Technologies Hearing Augmentation system.
Hearing Augmentation in this type of environment cannot be serviced by tradition loop design nor IR technologies. Noisebox investigated an RF solution utilising the Listen product from the US. A single di pole antenna strategically positioned within the Grandstand successful delivers 100% coverage to the 7000 capacity audience. The success of this deployment was outstanding and confirms to AV professionals that the most successful solutions are the most elementary in their execution.
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