Why is Importance of Lighting Design in Sports Venues?

For modern people, the increasingly tense economic and lifestyle rhythms force them to release their stress through various sports (or participation, or appreciation) channels. Whether participating in sports or watching a sports game, you need a sports stadium.

And whether from the perspective of sports itself or audience appreciation, sports venues need a scientifically reasonable design plan. Why is that so?

For modern sports venues, we not only hope for their beautiful appearance and complete internal facilities, but also hope for a good lighting environment. For example, reasonable and uniform illumination, scientific color temperature of lighting fixtures, and elimination of glare.


In addition to ensuring that sports participants (including athletes and referees) can perform well at their true level and avoid unnecessary safety accidents, it is also necessary to ensure a good viewing effect for the audience. More importantly, a qualified lighting design for sports venues must meet the lighting effects required for various TV broadcasts and live broadcasts.


Usually, for a modern sports stadium, we require the following three key points to be considered in its lighting design:

  1. Can lighting fully meet the visual requirements of sports participants, such as athletes and referees. Meanwhile, has the negative impact of lighting on sports participants been minimized, such as excessive illumination and glare.
  2. Can the lighting system meet the visual requirements of the audience’s appreciation and fully present the competition process, including athlete expressions, clothing, props, etc. And we also require minimizing the negative impact of lighting on the audience.
  3. In addition, for some competition events, the number of people watching the competition on-site may be very small. Therefore, the lighting system also needs to meet the lighting requirements for television broadcasting and live streaming, and improve video quality.

Lighting engineering relies on lighting fixtures and light to achieve it. A sophisticated lighting design for sports venues aims to ensure that the lights effectively act on the eyes of athletes, referees, and spectators, generating visual feedback in order to see everything on the sports field clearly. Such as the brightness of the venue environment, the color of objects, buildings, equipment, and clothing on the surface, the shape and size of the viewing target, depth, three-dimensional sense, the state of athletes during sports, and the atmosphere of the sports stadium, etc.

Therefore, lighting design is closely related to sports projects. A modern sports stadium cannot do without an efficient and high-quality lighting system.