FOOTBALL STADIUMS – SECURING THE POWER SUPPLY
SECURITY AT FOOTBALL STADIUMS
Professional football stadiums are obliged to guarantee spectator safety.
They are therefore subject to very strict regulation.
This includes the obligation of having back-up power:
+ The floodlighting and lighting for public areas must be supported by a secondary power source.
+ If the secondary power source is provided by a generating set, the system must be equipped with automatic start-up and enable lights to be switched on again when still hot.
+For events during night hours, the stadiums of professional clubs must have a regulatory 1,200 Lux lighting installation with a back-up power source (generating set) that allows matches to be played at night.
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Source : Fédération Française de Football – ground lighting regulation – new text adopted by the federation’s general meeting on 27 June 2009. Validated by the CERFRES committee overseeing sporting installations on 13 April 2010.