Colosseo system in action during FIVB Volleyball Match

June 20, 2014 - Krakow, Poland

In volleyball’s flagship annual event, FIVB’s World League, a spectacular showcase for the crème de la crème of men’s volleyball, Poland opened the Krakow Arena in fine style, defeating world No. 1 Brazil 3-1 in the fifth week of league play on Friday, June 20.  The FIVB’s match of the week took just 10 minutes to sell all 16,000 seats for the event. Fans were entertained even before entering the arena by Europe’s largest 5200 SQM LED media façade designed and constructed by ColosseoEAS that exhibited images and video of the action happening inside the arena. After passing through Colosseo’s 2nd generation biometric turnstiles, spectators enjoyed watching match replays, statistics and player information on Krakow Arena’s brand new 360-degree HD LED video cube. It was an excellent opening for Europe’s latest high-tech sporting and event venue.

Why is the Krakow Arena one of the most technically advance? For starters it has installed one of the biggest media façades in Europe and the biggest LED screen in Poland controlled by Colosseo’s media façade covers 5200 Square meters and Poland’s biggest LED screen measures over 540 square meters. The Krakow Arena features an amazing circular metal latticework façade that is 18,000 square meters and is among the most incredible architectural structures in Europe.

Colosseo saw an opportunity to put up one of the most innovative lighting displays in the world! We attached aluminum stays to the latticework façade and then fixed 5200 square meters of LED strip lighting to preserve transparency and create a unique design

Where the strips are the densest though, just over the main entrance to the arena, is where our 54 meter by 10 meter “main screen” is located. This amazing screen and the LED strip fasciae are both controlled by Colosseo’s third generation 16-channel Director HD, the same system that controls Colosseo’s full HD 360 degree video cube inside the stadium.

Installation took 3 months of work and was involved more than 80 engineers and climbers. We used more than 80 tons of aluminum and 80,000 screws.