Sports & Theme Park

Foothill Ranch, California, Dec. 14, 2020 — Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is known for its impressive waterparks, family-friendly vacations, and comprehensive meeting and events facilities. Kalahari is also known for effectively tying all these uses together through a unified experience. This is done with curation of custom artwork from African artisans,…

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Foothill Ranch, California | August, 2020 - Scotiabank Arena sits in the heart of downtown Toronto, near the banks of Lake Ontario. A multipurpose arena hosting the NBA's Toronto Raptors and NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs games, the venue took center stage in the 2019 NBA Finals when the Raptors clinched…

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Costa Mesa, CA | October, 2019 - Since 1890, the Orange County Fair has delighted and entertained the people of Southern California. The OC Fair, as it is commonly known, runs for 23 days on a 150 acre fairgrounds in Costa Mesa and draws almost 1.4 million people per year.…

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Doha, Qatar | July, 2019 - In the 2nd century, Ptolemy wrote "Catara" as the first known designation on a map for what we now know as the Qatar Peninsula. The Katara Cultural Village, named from an 18th century variant on Ptolemy's name, is a 21st century project in Qatar's…

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West Palm Beach, FL | April, 2017 - In days of yore, spring training baseball stadiums were small, low-tech, and sometimes even a bit funky. In contrast, the 160-acre Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the brand new, shared spring training home of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals baseball clubs,…

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Qatar, Middle East | June, 2016 - Qatar is doing a good job of establishing itself as the Middle East's sporting hub. It has already hosted its fair share of high-profile international competitions, and this activity is only going to increase as it moves towards the headline year of 2022.…

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De Panne, Belgium | September, 2015 - Indoor water parks have become increasingly popular across Europe in recent years, bringing year-round swimming to a region with never enough summer. While most European water parks sport soaring glass walls and palm trees, Belgium's Plopsaqua takes a somewhat different approach. Part of…

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Hollywood, CA | April, 2015 - Universal Studios Hollywood's hottest new attraction, "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem," opened its doors in the summer of 2014. Based on Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment's 2010 animated film, "Despicable Me," it's an immersive 3D experience that includes motion, sights, and surround sound courtesy of…

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By Andrew King Toronto, Canada | March, 2015 - It's a principle that applies to virtually any industry – cultivating talent, in most cases, reaps significantly greater rewards than simply purchasing it. It was with this very principle in mind that, in the second half of 2011, Maple Leaf Sports…

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Incheon, South Korea | August, 2014 - In late fall of 2014, South Korea will host the XVII Asian Games in and around Incheon, located near to the country's capital, Seoul. Korea has previously hosted the Asian Games in 1986, closely followed by the 1988 Olympics, and the FIFA World…

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Ljubljana, Slovenia | April, 2014 - In the heart of Slovenia's capital city, Park Tivoli is a lush urban oasis that is home to the renowned International Center of Graphic Arts, as well as the Museum of Contemporary History. The Park is also home to Hala Tivoli, one of the…

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Long Beach, CA | February, 2014 - Covered on the outside by one of the world's largest murals, "Planet Ocean," The Long Beach Arena is an unmistakable part of the city's skyline. Built in the early 1960s as part of the greater Long Beach Convention Center, the Arena is also…

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Sochi, Russia | February, 2014 - The Sochi Olympics have gone to the history books, and as is always the case, the brief few days the games are held belies the immense time and effort preparing for them. In Sochi, a dozen new world-class venues have been erected for the…

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Dalian, China | December, 2013 - Situated just 10 km from downtown, the Dalian Arena is one of ten venues comprising the city's new Sports Center, which will cover more than 200 acres when completed. The 18,000-seat NBA regulation venue boasts the largest suspended dome roof in China, and was…

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Columbia, MO | November, 2013 - The University of Missouri has a well-deserved reputation for going the extra mile for its student body, and their Student Recreation Center is a case in point. With a range of indoor and outdoor facilities to meet almost any discipline, their Mizzou Aquatic Center…

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Altoona, IA | September, 2013 - In 1989, Prairie Meadows Raceway opened its doors with the goal of giving central Iowa residents a horse racing facility of their own. Twenty-five years later, Prairie Meadows has grown to include a 168-room hotel with state-of-the-art amenities, live and simulcast horse racing, a…

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Tierp, Sweden | May, 2013 - The sound is ear-splitting: the howl of race tuned engines vying with each other to strip paint by SPL alone from the concrete walls of the long U-shaped arena at Tierp, purpose-built on an old military airfield in central Sweden. The brainchild of Lief…

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Chilliwack, BC, Canada | December, 2012 - For an audio professional, creating a sound system for a large aquatic center is not a simple task. The combination of high walls, corrugated metal roofs, and an abundance of concrete, glass, and water makes for an acoustical environment that is far from…

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Irvine, CA | April, 2012 - As any die-hard fan will tell you, hockey is the Rodney Dangerfield of American sports. Despite a long history and legions of fans, the game has never quite garnered the respect it deserves.But the folks behind the Anaheim Ducks are working to change that…

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Dubai, UAE | September, 2011 - Rising like an elegant blue wave from the sands of the Arabian Peninsula, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex is a stunningly futuristic building.Created by Faulkner Browns Architects and ARUP, its centerpiece is the Dubai International Swim Stadium. The 18,000-seat aquatics complex…

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Qatar, Middle East | September, 2011 - Two soccer stadiums in Qatar have each been equipped with a uniquely designed Renkus-Heinz IC Live digitally beam steerable PA system, configured to deliver music, safety announcements and match commentary in the largely roofless venues, which are owned by the Qatar Olympic Committee…

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Huntsville, AL | July, 2011 - The Von Braun Center has been a cultural nexus of this city for more than 35 years. The center includes a performing arts complex, a playhouse, multiple exhibit halls and meeting areas, as well as its centerpiece, the Propst Arena. The 10,000-seat multi-purpose venue…

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Borlänge, Sweden | March, 2011 - Romme Trotting racetrack in the Swedish city of Borlänge has taken delivery of one of the first RHAON (Renkus-Heinz Audio Operations Network) installations in Sweden. Robert Nilsson, from Swedish design and installation company DAT AB, which was awarded the design and installation contract, says:…

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Minot, ND | November, 2010 - The North Dakota State Fair in Minot is one of the largest events in the state, held in late July every year since 1922. Attendance has consistently increased since 2000, attracting more than 300,000 people in 2010.Dubbed "the entertainment capital of North Dakota," the…

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Toronto's Air Canada Centre Goes Digital Toronto, Ontario, Canada | July, 2010 - Situated in Canada's largest city, Toronto, Ontario, the Air Canada Centre is home to the Toronto Maple Leafs, a team whose die-hard fans are renowned in the NHL for their devotion to their team. Air Canada Centre…

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Foothill Ranch, CA | March, 2010 - A high power, weatherized and digitally networked Renkus-Heinz PA system has been installed for west German football club Alemannia Aachen at its New Tivoli stadium in Aachen.The stadium's architects were tasked with retaining the ambience of the club's old ground, especially its reputation…

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Doha, Qatar | March, 2010 - Doha is home to an increasing number of grassy areas and parks, offering its' residents the opportunity to walk, jog and exercise in what was a universal desert landscape of barren sand and rock less than a decade ago. From the perfectly manicured Corniche…

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Foothill Ranch, CA | October, 2009 - Fayette Local Schools, a public K-12 school in the small rural community of Fayette, Ohio, USA, has installed two pairs of Renkus-Heinz ICONYX digitally steerable line arrays to maximise the utility and value of two key spaces in its new building.This small community…

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National Harbor, MD | June, 2009 - In the environs of Washington DC, a city whose climate embraces near-arctic winters and sub-tropical summers, the elements were top of the list for consideration when the sparkling new National Harbor – one of the largest developments in Maryland's history – was mapped…

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Prague, Czech Republic | December, 2008 - Top Czech Republic football team SK Slavia Praha has scored another success after winning its first 1 Liga title in 17 years, installing Europe's first Renkus-Heinz RHAON-empowered audio system for its brand new Stadion Eden. The system delivers single-cable digitally networked operation throughout…

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Beijing, China | January, 2008 - Wukesong Indoor Arena, one of the three major landmark buildings specially created for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, delivers top quality audio to its 24,500 spectators with a Renkus-Heinz PN102/LA self-powered, digitally networked four-cornered centre cluster and distributed delay system. Post-Games, its world-class facilities were…

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