Located in Sydney Showground’s Main Arena at Sydney Olympic Park, the AUD $65 million Skoda Stadium has been designed by Populous, and funded by the NSW Government, Royal Agricultural Society and the AFL.
The stadium comprises of two new grandstands built onto the existing infrastructure with the north-west side grandstand hosting the new coach’s boxes, broadcast rooms and a massive scoreboard.
The PA People were called upon to fit out the public address systems for the new grandstands and integrate it into the existing systems. JBL's AE Application Engineered Series of versatile loudspeakers suitable for fixed installation applications was the preferred choice.
Highlights of the PA systems installed at the Skoda Stadium:
- Each new grandstand houses four main PA clusters
- Each PA cluster comprises of a JBL AM7315/95 high power 3-way full-range loudspeaker, an AL7115 WRC sub and an AM7212 WRC rear firing speaker
- JBL PD5212/64WRC speakers and JBL AM7315/95 speakers were used as end firing boxes to cover all of the ground and seating around the scoreboard
- 78 JBL Control 29AV surface-mount speakers used for under fill and also the concourses
- Shure ULXP wireless microphone systems used with Shure PA705 directional antenna to accurately pick up anyone on the field
- Shure PSM900 personal monitor systems combine excellent audio quality, robust radio frequency (RF) performance, and industry-leading features
- Crown MA5000i amplifiers used with the speakers for clear sound