Notre Dame Stadium to Feature State-of-the-Art Lighting Solution


NOTRE DAME, Ind. & OSKALOOSA, Iowa — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 5, 2015 — The University of Notre Dame will add another groundbreaking accomplishment to its rich history with the installation of a new LED lighting system at Notre Dame Stadium as part of the university’s “Campus Crossroads” project. The new lighting solution provided by Musco Lighting will keep Notre Dame Stadium at the forefront of sustainable technology and innovation.

No stranger to Musco’s innovation, in 1982, Notre Dame made headlines with a televised primetime college football game held at Notre Dame Stadium made possible by Musco Mobile Lighting. Famed sportscaster, Keith Jackson recalled the event as, “The night the lights went on at Notre Dame Stadium.” But that was only the beginning of a partnership founded on a commitment to excellence, efficiency, and service. Musco installed Notre Dame Stadium’s first permanent lighting system in 1997 and has since provided lighting for Frank Eck Baseball Stadium, Melissa Cook Softball Stadium, Alumni Soccer Stadium, and Stinson Rugby Field. In 2013, the university installed Musco’s LED solution at the Purcell Pavilion. The company has also supported the university in its LED lighting upgrades for the Golden Dome and the Word of Life Mural (Touchdown Jesus).

“We have long cherished the collaborative relationship we have had with Musco as they have worked with our staff to light countless athletic and iconic venues on our campus,” said Paul Kempf, Senior Director of Utilities & Maintenance, University of Notre Dame. “We look forward to our continued partnership towards advancing the quality and efficiency of lighting technologies in support of our university’s vision and mission.”

The new system features custom optics that will reduce glare and render a world-class experience for athletes, spectators, and television HD broadcasts. The system will also significantly reduce energy consumption and eliminate maintenance costs with a 10-year parts and labor warranty.

“We’re proud to continue our partnership with the University of Notre Dame,” said Jeff Rogers, Vice President of Developmental Sales, Musco Lighting. “The new system will assist the university as it strives towards sustainable energy practices, offering players and fans the best possible experience.”

Notre Dame Stadium will join an extensive list of world-class facilities that benefit from Musco’s state-of-the-art LED lighting solutions, including NRG Stadium – home of the Houston Texans, the Denver Broncos Field House, Emirates Stadium – home of Arsenal Football Club, and AT&T Stadium – home of the Dallas Cowboys.

About Musco Lighting

For nearly 40 years, Musco Lighting has specialized in the design and manufacture of sports and large area lighting solutions around the world. Musco 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 neighborhood 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.

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