Sports Lighting Footcandle Standards for Football 🏈

The purpose of the following sports lighting foot candle standards is to provide the reader with recommendations to aid in the design of sports lighting systems. The goal of lighting for sports is to provide an appropriate luminous environment that contributes to the visibility of the playing target (ball), the competitors and the surrounding backgrounds. The popular sport of football is covered in the following.

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Optimizing Lighting for Football

The goal of lighting for sports is to provide an appropriate luminous environment that contributes to the visibility of the playing target (ball), the competitors and the surrounding backgrounds. To achieve this objective, both the quantity and quality factors of illumination should be considered.

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FOOTBALL DYNAMICS

American and Canadian Football Differences

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Football is a dynamic sport that encompasses both aerial and ground play, emphasizing multi-directional movement on a uniformly illuminated field.

Comparing Canadian and American Football
  • Both share many similarities, with slight variations in rules and field dimensions. However, when it comes to illuminance criteria and design considerations, both versions of the sport align closely in ensuring optimal lighting conditions on the field.

POLE SPECIFICAITONS

Pole Quanity, Location, and Height

  • Quantity

The number of lighting poles in a stadium can range from 4 to 8, with flexibility in their placement to avoid obstructing spectator views.

  • Location

One common approach is to position the poles behind the bleachers. Alternatively, placing poles in the corners of major stadiums is also acceptable, eliminating the need for a long setback behind the grandstands. However, in a four-pole layout, taller poles and longer aiming throws for the floodlights may be required.

  • Height

The specific height, offset, and setback of these poles are determined based on the stadium and site configurations to ensure optimal illumination while preserving the spectators’ experience.

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