Signal Iduna Park, the largest stadium in Germany, has completed a major upgrade of its sound reinforcement system with an additional 128 loudspeakers across 12 line arrays.
Seating over 81,300 spectators, Signal Iduna Park has been an iconic symbol of football culture in Europe for many years. The stadium is known for its huge capacity and electric atmosphere during home games, particularly from its 25,000-capacity South Stand.
Tasked with designing the upgrade, fulfil engineering GmbH chose hardware from globally acclaimed audio equipment manufacturer RCF. The stadium had previously incorporated RCF line array systems in 2013 to modernize its Long stands. This time, the sound systems in the stadium’s corners and the Pitch Area have been renewed to further enhance the acoustic environment of the arena.
fulfil engineering GmbH selected 128 x RCF HL 2240 passive loudspeaker units and 4 x TTS 36 passive subwoofers for the installation. Additionally, 8 x HL 2290 units and 8 x HL 2260 units were installed specifically for extending audio delivery to the playing area.
Managing Director of fulfil engineering GmbH, Norbert Labudda, noted excellent performance, weather resistance and safety as key factors in the system’s selection:
“We chose passive elements from RCF, which, in addition to uncomplicated and safe rigging, have an optimal IP class and whose performance meets the client’s high demands. After all, the system is installed in a stadium whose extraordinary atmosphere is famous and is also the venue for a semi-final match as part of the European Championship 2024.”
The completed system represents another significant achievement for RCF and the completion of a major upgrade to Signal Iduna Park’s sonic capabilities.