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AFC Bournemouth to sport new LED lighting system for Barclays Premier League debut

AFC Bournemouth has chosen Musco Lighting as its partner to install new floodlights using an LED light source at Vitality Stadium for its debut season in the Barclays Premier League.

AFC Bournemouth recently earned a promotion to the top flight for the first time in the club’s history and wanted to ensure a premiere entertainment experience at Vitality Stadium for its supporters.

Cherries General Manager, Liz Finney, said:

We are really pleased to be working with Musco for an LED lighting system. There have been so many developments at the stadium over the summer and this is one of the most exciting. The new floodlights will provide a better matchday experience for supporters inside the ground and those watching all around the world as the club competes on a global stage.

Musco’s LED lighting solution will minimise glare and maximise light usage on the playing surface to improve visibility for players and spectators at Vitality Stadium. The system will provide superior broadcast quality lighting without the flicker effect for excellent slow motion replay. While meeting the approval of the Premier League, the new system will be significantly more efficient than the prior lights. In addition to that, operating costs will be further reduced with Musco’s comprehensive 10-year warranty, which eliminates maintenance for the next decade.

Jeff Rogers, President of Musco World, said:

We are excited to partner with AFC Bournemouth and provide a state-of-the-art LED lighting solution that will revolutionise the fan and player experience at Vitality Stadium. Our LED system will ensure optimal energy efficiency, reduce operating costs, and deliver the highest quality lighting.

Vitality Stadium will join an extensive list of world-class facilities featuring LED lighting solutions provided by Musco, such as Twickenham Stadium, the Houston Texans’ NRG Stadium and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. With the system also being installed this month at Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium, AFC Bournemouth will become the second club in the English Premier League to feature Musco’s LED lighting solution.

Image: Football – AFC Bournemouth v Millwall – Sky Bet Football League Championship – Goldsands Stadium (now Vitality Stadium), Dean Court – 14/15 – 29/11/14. General view before the match. Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Steven Paston

About Musco Lighting

For nearly 40 years, Musco Lighting has specialised in the design and manufacture of sports and large area lighting solutions around the world. The company has pioneered systems using metal halide and LED technologies that have made dramatic improvements in energy efficiency and provided affordable ways to control spill light and glare. Permanent and temporary lighting solutions range from neighbourhood pitches to Olympic Games. Musco has a global team of experts that partner with customers to plan, complete, and maintain a cost-effective, trouble-free lighting solution for their facility. For more information on Musco’s innovative lighting solutions, visit: www.musco.eu.