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Philips lights up 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil stadiums


Philips confirms nine out of the twelve 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil stadiums feature the company’s lighting.


  • A global TV audience of more than three billion will benefit from advanced pitch lighting from Philips
  • Pitch Lighting optimised for HD, 3D and super slow motion replays
  • Pitch Lighting simulates daylight to maximise performance of players and officials
  • Colourful and dynamic LED lighting turns stadiums into city icons


9 out of the 12 FIFA World Cup host stadiums feature lighting from Philips. The façades of five stadiums have been lit highlighting the architecture of these great landmarks, while the pitch lighting at five out of 12 stadiums ensures that TV watchers can see every moment, emotion and detail of the beautiful game. Pitch lighting has also been provided at Fonte Nova (Salvador), Castelão (Fortaleza), Arena Pantanal (Cuiaba), Arena da Baixada (Curitiba) and Arena das Dunas (Natal), as well as façade lighting at Maracanã (Rio de Janeiro), South America’s largest stadium, and Arena Pantanal (Cuiaba), Beira Rio (Porto-Alegre), Fonte Nova (Salvador) and Arena da Baixada (Curitiba).


Arena Castelão

Arena Castelão


Flávio Guimarães, Commercial Director of Philips Lighting Brazil, commented:

As the world leader in lighting, Philips knows that lighting is essential for high-quality TV broadcasts of soccer and other sporting events across the world. Philips has been lighting major sporting events for more than 60 years, making us a global expert in this field. In Brazil, we will use the latest innovations in lighting to make the event for fans in every seat around the pitch and for billions of viewers at home even more enjoyable.


Philips has provided ArenaVision pitch lighting that enables HDTV, 3D and super slow motion replays and has also installed lighting in the areas around the stadiums, such as the stadium façade, conference areas, shops, hospitality suites, changing rooms and the players’ tunnel.


Philips has installed the façade lighting for Rio de Janeiro’s 78,000-seat Maracanã stadium, Brazil’s most famous football venue. The indoor and outdoor technical lighting project for the stadium was created by Mingrone Iluminação, a company with a high level of expertise in lighting projects. With colourful and dynamic LED lighting, stadiums can be transformed into iconic landmarks. Stadiums can be lit in the colours of the two teams, can flash when a goal is scored or even change color to reflect the atmosphere inside – there are endless possibilities to create sporting statements and enhance the overall stadium experience. Also, such technologies can be used for non-sporting events such as pop concerts.


At Maracanã stadium, Philips LED lighting reflects the colours of the national flags for each of the teams involved in the match in its roof.


Images courtesy: Philips