GEODIS Park, the largest soccer specific stadium in the United States and Canada, made its grand debut on Sunday afternoon in front of a sell-out crowd of 30,109 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The 1-1 draw between Nashville SC and Philadelphia in the first match at GEODIS Park left an impression on those that attended or watched on television across the world.
Built in the heart of Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighbourhood, GEODIS Park is set to become one of the premier sports and entertainment destinations in the United States.
The 30,000-seat stadium features a 360-degree canopy, a 65-foot-wide shared concourse and a safe standing supporter’s section.
Just 150 feet of distance separate the last row in GEODIS Park and the touchline. In addition to being the official home to Nashville SC, GEODIS Park will serve as a leading multipurpose venue for concerts and community activities as well as a hub for Nashville-area businesses to utilize throughout the year.
To engage the fabs, Nashville SC selected Daktronics to design, manufacture and install six LED displays throughout the club’s under-construction stadium.
As well as the main video display at one end of the facility, auxiliary, fascia, field-level and entry displays are included with the project to be completed for the stadium's opening in 2022.
The main feature is a video display featuring 10-millimeter pixel spacing and measuring approximately 34ft high by 60ft wide.
An auxiliary video display in the opposite corner of the stadium from the main display also features 10-millimeter pixel spacing and measure more than 20ft high by 54ft wide.
PSAM editor John Sheehan caught up with Yves De Cocker, Managing Director of PitchTecConcept, who explains how his company bridges the gap between sports organisations and the technology used in the playing surface industry.
The interview covers:
Yves 20+ years industry leading experience in the evolution of hybrid grass, trends he has noticed and some of the notable projects he has been involved with
The key reasons for Yves launching PitchTecConcept
Common mistakes often made with playing surface management
The steps he offers as a bridge between the industry and the end user
Advice to clubs looking to maximise their event calendars without compromising on the performance of their playing surface