Stadium High Masts in Leading Cricket Stadiums around the world has changed the way the game is experienced
Stadium High Masts in Leading Cricket Stadiums around the world has changed the way the game is experienced. Here’s exploring how top 5 cricket grounds around the world have illuminated their facility.
Stadium High Masts ventured into Cricket in August 1952, in England. Since then most test playing countries have installed High Mast Flood Lights in most of their stadiums. Traditional Cricket Flood Lights have a High Mast Pole on which lights are fixed. The reason behind this is that the ball travels too high when a batsman hits it and Flood Lights play a major role in keeping the ball in sight.
Let’s dive into the Illumination Stories of Top 5 Cricket Stadiums of the world.
Lord Cricket Ground, London, UK
The lighting specification was designed to 3,500 lux horizontal and 2100 lux vertical to the wicket. The lighting system is one of the first in the world with floodlighting specifically designed to allow night time ‘slo-mo’ TV camera replays as well as the high levels of outfield floodlighting necessary for international TV broadcasts.
Adelaide Stadium, North Adelaide, Australia
Floodlights were first constructed in this ground in 1997 and the first game played was an ODI between South Africa and New Zealand. The towers erected were designed to retract into the ground. The towers were scheduled to be ready by 1995, however, the project was completed in 1997. The total budget for the illumination was more than $4 million. There are four High Mast Towers on four corners of the stadium aligning to the edge of the cricket pitch.
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India
The four 72-metre-high masts at Wankhede Stadium has 112 numbers of 2KW metal halide floodlights are said to be the tallest polygonal high-mast structures used in the country for floodlighting of any stadium. Each mast weighs over 40 tonnes. The entire floodlighting system is controlled by a programmable logic controller in individual control rooms for switching of floodlights to provide the lighting level suitable for individual levels of the game.
Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India
The First match played under floodlights at Eden Gardens was the Hero Cup encounter against South Africa in 1993-94. The 25-year-old floodlights, the first to be installed in a cricket ground in the subcontinent, were further replaced with more powerful and yet power-efficient lamps in 2008 designed to generate luminance suitable for high-definition television coverage of matches. They are all 400-volt double-ended filament 2kw metal halide lamps, designed to provide illumination of 2,500 lux (vertical) on the pitch, 2,000 lux in the 30-yard-circle and 1,500 lux across the outfield.
WACA Stadium, Perth, Australia
Six large light towers were installed in 1986 at a cost of $4.2 million, allowing for night time sports such as day-night cricket matches to be played at the ground. An icon of the WACA, the floodlights are 70 metres high and cost $600 per hour to run. In 1986 Western Australia played Victoria in a McDonald’s Cup fixture as the ground’s first cricket match under lights.
The most common type is the LED floodlights, which emit a bright white light. The level of luxury in accordance with the directives of the ICC Traditional Cricket spotlights have a long pole, which fixed the spotlight. This is because the ball flies really high when the batsman hits it, requiring the projectors to illuminate clearly the ball, from whichever position they are at. The amount of light may vary depending on the distance to the ground. Using LED spotlights for such big stadiums is important because they provide complete coverage of the field without dark spots (zebra effect avoided). In addition, LED spotlights are energy-saving and more durable than all the rest of the light sources.
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