Veterans Stadium Liberty Bell

Veterans Stadium Liberty Bell

Veterans Stadium Liberty Bell

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To welcome visitors to Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Major League Baseball Philadelphia Phillies commissioned a special lighting project to vividly illuminate Philly’s historic and iconic Veterans Stadium Liberty Bell.

This Liberty Bell feature was originally located on the facade of the 400 level of Veterans Stadium until 1983 when it was moved to its permanent position in center field of the catwalk above the 700 level. Weighing more than 5,000 pounds and measuring 19 feet tall with over (300) light bulbs, the Veterans Stadium Liberty Bell inspired the larger 52-foot Liberty Bell that now sits in right-center field of Citizens Bank Park where it lights up and swings after Philadelphia Phillies home runs and wins.

Veterans Stadium, home to both the , Major League Baseball (MLB) Philadelphia Phillies and National Football League (NFL) Philadelphia Eagles from 1971-2003, was imploded in March 2004 and the steel and aluminum bell was almost forgotten about. It returned to the ballpark after being lovingly reworked by CIMA Network, and the Phillies organization sought to integrate control of the feature into their ballpark-wide lighting control system. The newly refurbished Veterans Stadium Liberty Bell now features (321) new color-changing LED light bulbs and outlined with a new color-changing neon stripe controlled in (290) 5” long segments. A great photo opportunity, the Bell can now be found outside the 3rd base entrance of Citizens Bank Park at Pattison Avenue and 11th Street, next to Mike Schmidt’s statue and the new Pass and Stow area. 

Installation

  • ETC Mosaic MSC4 Show Controller
  • Networked DMX Gateway

Artistic Programming

  • (321) Color Kinetics iColor Flex LMX gen2 RGB Bulbs (Provided by CIMA)
  • 1,450 linear feet of GLLS Vivid Pixel RGB Neon (Provided by CIMA)

Simpson Center for the Performing Arts

Simpson Center for the Performing Arts

Simpson Center for the Performing Arts

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The prestigious Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA had big plans for their outdated gymnasium space. With a tight deadline and a $500,000 budget, they called on Starlite to help transform the gym into a multi-purpose performance and event venue. Starlite’s directive was to design a versatile space with the flexibility to host a wide array of events such as musicals, concerts, lectures, and theater performances. With only a two-month deadline, Starlite’s Integration Department quickly mobilized its team and got down to business with the construction team.

The space was upgraded with a state-of-the-art video and projection systems, including an NEC 8,000 lumen laser projector, a Draper Paragon 132″ x 211″ screen and Crestron distribution and control.

The client also wanted attendees in the lobby of the Simpson Center and in their Skye Room to be able to view performances as they were happening live. To do that, Starlite installed two 65″ Sony Bravia screens in the lobby area, a Sony BRC-z700 camera to be used with the Vaddio Quick-Connect CCU, ProductionVIEW controllers and an AV Bridge as well as a NEC preview monitor.

Prior to this upgrade, the school had previously held small-scale productions in various hallways or open-spaces throughout the school. Now the new space boasts a 45′ x 45′ pipe grid from which to hang lights, scenery and drapery, sound reinforcement, distributed audio/video, video projection, acoustical curtains and track systems, performance space house lighting, and theatrical lighting.

Audio components of the new space consisted of Soundcraft’s Si Performer 2, Mini Stagebox 32, Compact Stagebox and for DSP the BSS BLU-806. The speaker and amplification were a combination of JBL speakers, subwoofers and distributed speakers paired with Crown DCi amplifiers for enhanced performance sound quality.

Lastly, the crew installed ADC curtain tracks with Curtains, Cyclorama and Scrim. Then they gave the performance space the ultimate upgrade with ETC lighting and dimming system which included (30) ETC Source Four LED Series 2 Lustr and (20) ETC Selador Desire D40 Lustr+ fixtures.

Architect

Voith & Mactavish Architects LLP

Civil Engineer

Chester Valley Engineers

Theater Consultant

Fisher Dachs Associates

Acoustics & A/V Consultant

Marshall/KMK Acoustics

MEP & Structural Engineer

Bala Consulting Engineers

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