ADI provided stadium LED screen and broadcast solutions for two stadia at the FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa.
The installations were at two of the tournaments official stadia: Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria and The Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane and were awarded to and fulfilled by ADI’s dedicated South African Office, ADI SA. ADI were able to provide the pedigree and experience of the renowned ADI brand – one of the world leaders in stadium LED screens – but with a service provided and supported locally throughout the lifetime of the technology
One of five newly built stadiums for the World Cup, Peter Mokaba is located in Polokwane in the north of South Afrcia. A brand new stadium necessitated an extensive LED solution, and ADI supplied not only two huge 60m² Virtuality screens, but also a brace of accompanying 25m² digiSCORE LED scoreboards as well as a fully-featured broadcast suite.
As with all installations for the 2010 World Cup, the intention was to leave a legacy facility that would be useful in years to come, and the production suite was built around high-end broadcast-standard technologies that allows for creation and broadcast of extensive content for matchdays.
ADI provided a complete specification and installation solution, including everything from advising on correct steelwork to running fibre optic cabling and then full and ongoing training and support.
In addition to Polokwane, ADI also provided a World Cup installation at the famous Loftus Versfeld Stadium.
Loftus Versfeld Stadium is one of South Africa’s most famous stadia and home to The Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club and The Vodacom Blue Bulls, one of the country’s leading rugby clubs. It was one of the existing stadiums chosen for extensive upgrading for the 2010 FIFA World Cup; upgrades that included the installation of a brand new 60m² Virtuality LED screen.
Like Peter Mokaba, the Loftus installation was managed and fulfilled by ADI South Africa, who will continue to manage, maintain and operate the screen. With the stadium used for a number of different sports, the contract also included a full screen broadcast package including vision mixing capabilities and flexible bespoke scoreboard software.