Green Bay, WI (October 29, 2010)—Nearing its 50th year, the Green Bay Packers’ home base, Lambeau Field, recently got an overhaul that included a new Community Professional Loudspeakers in various locations throughout the facility.
Lambeau Field was the first stadium built for the exclusive use of an NFL team, and is the longest continuously occupied stadium in the league. The recent redevelopment preserved the stadium's original classic seating bowl, but revamped the rest of the park's infrastructure, including an audio system upgrade that includes Community Professional Loudspeakers' WET and R-Series weather-resistant loudspeakers.
According to Mark Plopper of Green Bay-based Made Ya Look Productions, the company behind the audio system design, the Community R-Series had been tested and proven the previous year. "We had installed the R.5s in the team's Ray Nitschke Field practice facility last year, and everyone was more than impressed with their performance," he says. “We checked them after one of the most brutal winters on record, and they still looked and sounded great--we knew then they were the right choice for Lambeau Field."
The stadium's concourse is covered by more than 120 of Community's R.25 two-way 8-inch weather resistant loudspeakers. As head tech Dan O'Brien explains, "There's a tremendous amount of ambient noise along the concourse. It's a very reverberant space, and you've got the sound from the field mixing with the sounds of the vendors, bathrooms and people milling around. The previous system was fine for background music, but important announcements couldn't cut through the ambient noise."
The system is configured as multiple 70-volt distributed zones, each covering a dedicated section of the multi-level concourse, with 12 to 14 loudspeakers per zone. QSC PL-Series amplifiers power the system. Community's WET Series W2-312 three-way boxes cover the stadium's outdoor facade, as well as providing fill within the bowl, and WET Series loudspeakers and subwoofers are installed as part of the Tundra Tailgate Zone, a portable sports bar in the parking area that provides a season-long indoor tailgate party.
Community Professional Loudspeakers