The new Nándor Hidegkúti Stadium in Budapest was inaugurated on 13th October 2016. It is home to one of the country’s most dominant football clubs and the original stadium which had been built in 1912, was no longer adapted to the conditions needed for today’s game. The stadium was completely demolished in 2015 to build a new state-of-the-art arena to welcome international competitions and create a first-class experience for the fans. The new facility, named after one of Hungary’s legendary players, Nándor Hidegkúti is located in exactly the same spot as the old one in the heart of Budapest’s 8th district. It is able to seat 5,000 spectators and has an UEFA category 3 rating.
- Project description
Lighting plays a critical role in the success of any sports venue and the managers of the stadium wanted the latest in sports technology. They wanted a solution that would provide the best quality of light on the pitch, ensuring perfect conditions for the players and the supporters. As the stadium will be used for international football games, the lighting on the pitch has to meet the criteria imposed by UEFA and FIFA as well as the levels required for high-quality TV broadcasting (more than 1,500 lux). The managers also wanted a solution that would offer the possibility of dynamic lighting effects to bring the stadium to life during the games and create a new level of excitement.