Toronto (December 4, 2006)–While Hockey (pronounced “Haw-kee”) maybe be the classic Canadian past-time, there really are other sports played up in the Great White North–just ask the 45,000 fans who attended Grey Cup, the 94th annual championship game held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for the Canadian Football League. This year, when the B.C. Lions went after the Montreal Alouettes, over 4 million Canadian viewers watched at home, and Canadian pop singer Nelly Furtado entertained at halftime. Bringing her to the fans there and at home were a plethora of Adamson loudspeakers.
Towers Productions, based in Toronto, provided sound reinforcement for the event, using some of its extensive inventory of Adamson and Clair Brothers speakers. They drove eight John Deer trucks towing flat bed trailers, each with six Y10s stacked on top of a single Y10 Sub placed on the field, four per side facing the main rafters during the halftime show. Once in position, they plugged the pre-tuned systems in.
The turnkey solutions, stationary during the game, were loaded with Crown amps and XTA Processing In addition to the trailers, two arrays of four Y10s were flown from each side, placed at the top of the rafters. Clair Brothers P2s were used as lip fills and Clair’s I4 rigs were used as the main array for the opposite side’s bleachers. The same setup was used for the opening ceremonies national anthem, which was sung by this year’s Canadian Idol winner, Eva Avila.
The game ended with the B.C. Lions defeating the Montreal Alouettes 25-14. The on-field festivities included the Canadian Air Force showing off fighter-jet aerobatics and fire works, followed by an accidental breaking of the historic Grey Cup, which was swiftly repaired the next day.
Adamson Systems Engineering