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Parc Olympique Lyonnais will integrate Philips next-generation LED lighting

ESSMA Stadium Partner Philips Lighting and Stadium Member Olympique Lyonnais are going to work together to transform the Parc Olympique Lyonnais with next-generation LED lighting.

Parc Olympique Lyonnais will become the first French stadium to use dynamic LED pitch lighting with moving colour spots to elevate the fan experience.

Parc Olympique Lyonnais has a capacity of 59,286 seats and is the home of Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyonnais. It is the first stadium in France to integrate dynamic LED pitch and grandstand lighting with moving entertainment colour spots. This innovative combination adds new levels of functionality, providing the stadium with the capacity to offer customizable lighting experiences. One of the benefits of the LED lighting is that it overcomes the flicker commonly associated with older, conventional lighting systems.

"With the implementation of the LED lighting technology and control technology developed by Philips Lighting at Parc OL, we will continue to develop and invest in the stadium as the key event venue in the Lyon metropolitan area.”

Xavier Pierrot, Stadium Manager at Olympique Lyonnais

In France, over 60 percent of football stadiums are floodlit by Philips Lighting technology. While worldwide, more than 65 percent of stadiums used for major international sport events are equipped with Philips Lighting. At Parc Olymique Lyonnais, the Philips Entertainment moving colour spots will not only add to the fan experience but also make the stadium an even more attractive venue for hosting other sports and entertainment events.

“We are proud of this collaboration to create new standards for both the stadium experience and viewers on TV. This technology, synonymous with durability and extreme flexibility, paves the way for a new standard for sports lighting and raises the bar higher for stadiums around the world.”

Christophe Guidon, Public Sales Director for Philips Lighting France