There are a number of reasons why it makes perfect sense to upgrade the systems that heat and cool your stadium. We covered just five reasons to upgrade your stadium’s HVAC system recently. With improved comfort control; better air quality; enhanced air flow; quieter operation and a smaller carbon footprint all a part of the upgrade package, you can see why so many stadium and sporting venue owners come to us for installation assistance.
Every area within your stadium needs the right heating; ventilation and air conditioning technology in tow to reap the aforementioned rewards. But how do the techniques used vary from the indoor to the outdoor spaces that make up your stadium? Read on to discover more.
Outdoor spaces, like the stadium bowl that forms an integral part of any stadium design, need specialised technology to overcome the many cooling challenges encountered. The systems used have to counteract the presence of hot or cold weather and instantly create more comfort for the spectators sitting and standing within.
The 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar offers prime examples of the challenges encountered by those looking to cool outdoor stadium spaces. CIBSE Journal details just what we can learn from the Qatar World Cup stadia currently in development:
“The biggest challenges of air conditioning outdoor spaces – such as parks, holy sites and stadiums – are the difficulty of controlling the temperature and humidity, and the enormous amount of energy needed for the cooling system. Our research investigated the technical and economic aspects of cooling outdoor spaces, such as a football stadium in Qatar. The main task for the analytical model was to find a better method of distributing air to achieve thermal comfort for both the players and spectators inside the stadium.”
Indoor areas throughout the stadium environment may be more contained than the stadium bowl and other outdoor spaces, but they still come with their challenges. The cooling and heating of public areas is particularly important. The success of the cooling and heating systems used is influenced by a number of factors, including the climate outside; budget and expected comfort levels.
The concourses or foyers of stadia often rely on natural ventilation for cooling. The cooling of other public areas, such as internal VIP areas; skyboxes; restaurant facilities; dressing rooms; media areas; delegate rooms and kitchens, needs more attention. User comfort is vital across all of these public areas, which makes relying on bespoke mechanical and electrical installations a must for stadia clients.
Looking for a HVAC design and installation solution that delivers across all your indoor and outdoor stadium spaces? Call on our team for guidance; support and the very best HVAC technology. Planning HVAC for stadia isn’t easy, it is in fact an art that has been mastered by our skilled engineers. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your stadia HVAC queries, and have the knowledge; expertise and experience to cater to the demands of your stadium environment.
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