Ephesus | Sports Lighting

CASE STUDIES

Ephesus lights up Sanford Stadium

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SANFORD STADIUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, NCAA DIV I FOOTBALL STADIUM

Sanford Stadium is the on-campus football venue at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. The 92,746-seat stadium is the ninth-largest stadium in the NCAA. Georgia’s average home attendance has ranked among the nation’s top 10 for more than two decades. Surrounded by its famous hedges, Georgia’s home field is one of the legendary facilities in college football.

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WILDCAT STADIUM AT ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, NCAA DIV I FOOTBALL STADIUM

Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium is home to Abilene Christian University football. The facility was newly-constructed and opened prior to the 2017 season, bringing football back to a permanent on-campus venue for the first time since 1942. Prior to construction, ACU shared a stadium with a neighboring high school and spectators had to drive or be bused off-campus for Wildcat home games. The new stadium accommodates 12,000 spectators.

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SUPERIOR DOME AT NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, COLLEGIATE VENUE

Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome is the home of the Northern Michigan University football team, marching band and a variety of other campus and community events. The dome, which opened in 1991 and has a seating capacity of 8,000, is the largest wooden dome in the world.

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PIEDMONT USD, HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM

Witter Field at Piedmont High School is home to Piedmont’s football, baseball, soccer, track & field, lacrosse and softball teams. The facility is used by both the school and community sports teams seven days a week.

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NICHOLSON FIELDHOUSE AT UCF, NCAA DIV I FOOTBALL VENUE

Nicholson Fieldhouse is the practice facility for University of Central Florida’s Knights NCAA Division I football team, who were undefeated in their 2017 season. The fieldhouse was built in 2005 and was the first indoor practice facility at any of Florida’s DI football programs.

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JUAN DIEGO CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, HS STADIUM

Juan Diego Catholic High School was founded in 1999. Its stadium is heavily used, between games and practices for football, boys and girls lacrosse, soccer, cheer and other events. The Soaring Eagles football team has won five state championships in the last ten years, most recently in 2017.

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NYSEG STADIUM, MILB STADIUM

New ownership assumed operation of the team in late 2015 with the goal of turning things around, which included a desire to make the ballpark more fan-friendly. The facility underwent a $3.5M renovation before the 2017 season. In addition to the lighting, improvements included a new bullpen and batting cage, and more. Ephesus All Field retrofitted the existing stadium, replacing the antiquated metal halide fixtures with 750 All Field Fixture.

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MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY, NASCAR TRACK

Martinsville Speedway is an iconic 70-year-old motorsport track in Ridgeville, VA, that, up to now, never had permanent lighting. Any lit events required temporary lighting and generators, which provided poor lighting while being cumbersome and expensive. That’s where Ephesus stepped in.

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UTICA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, AHL HOCKEY ARENA

The Utica Memorial Auditorium (The AUD) is home to the AHL’s Utica Comets. Ephesus installed Arena sports lighting and Prism color fixtures as well as a wireless control system to provide the ultimate fan experience.

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BRIDGESTONE ARENA, NHL HOCKEY ARENA

This popular arena sought lighting upgrades to enable more sophisticated productions, save on energy and increase flexibility. It became the first arena to install a color temperature tuning LED lighting solution.

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WATSCO CENTER AT UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, NCAA DIVISION I BASKETBALL ARENA

The Center selected the Ephesus Arena Pro for its color temperature tuning capability and controllability.

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GLOBE LIFE PARK IN ARLINGTON, MLB STADIUM

Home of the Texas Rangers, Globe Life Park sees a lot of action. For years, the field was plagued by varying light levels, and operators wanted the ability to create dynamic scenes and effects. We eliminated hundreds of fixtures while increasing illumination and uniformity.

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UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM, NFL FOOTBALL STADIUM

The University of Phoenix Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals and host to the 2015 Super Bowl, installed 312 Ephesus Stadium Pro LED light fixtures. The Ephesus solution used a wired DMX control system that enabled instant control of light settings and levels as well as the ability to generate unique effects.

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CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE, NHL HOCKEY ARENA

We installed 146 Ephesus Arena fixtures, in addition to wireless controls and the Ephesus Black Box control system. This provides instant, one-touch control to switch between different light settings as well as the ability to create unique fan experience effects. Custom lighting scenes were developed to the customer’s specifications.

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PELCHER ARCARO STADIUM, HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM

The school district wanted to reduce energy costs and maintenance associated with the existing sports lighting and upgrade the lighting quality in general. In addition to retrofitting the stadium, the Ephesus solution included wireless controls to increase operational flexibility as well as provide remote control and monitoring.

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LIACOURAS CENTER AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, NCAA DIVISION I BASKETBALL ARENA

Ephesus Arena and Prism fixtures were installed at this Division I NCAA institution, generating an average of 155fc on the playing surface.

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BMO HARRIS BANK CENTER, AHL HOCKEY ARENA

The AHL-affiliate Rockford Ice Hogs call the 10,000-seat BMO Harris Bank Center venue home, and with its new Ephesus LED lights and wireless control system, they have improved operational use and fan experience.

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CONVOCATION CENTER AT OHIO UNIVERSITY, NCAA DIVISION I BASKETBALL ARENA

Ephesus was able to reduce Ohio University’s fixture count from one hundred and fifty-five Metal Halide fixtures, to fifty-two Ephesus Arena 600 fixtures. The Ephesus fixtures were laser focused to provide better light uniformity and consistency.

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WILLIAMS FIELD AT DUKE UNIVERSITY, NCAA FIELD HOCKEY PITCH

Williams Field became the first NCAA Division I outdoor college sports venue to be lit with LED lighting. The Ephesus wireless control system was also used in this project to allow for enhanced fan experience as well as operational flexibility.

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