2022 is the year of the FIFA World Cup hosted by Qatar. To prepare themselves for the event Qatar have prepared eight stadiums to host the games. The flagship of these is the Lusail Stadium which is the largest stadium in the Middle East and will host over eighty thousand spectators for the final game. The inauguration ceremony for the stadium was to incorporate a light show reflecting the lantern inspiration the stadium was conceived around. HPDL was asked by a long-standing client to assist them in bringing their concept of an illuminated pitch to life. Over several discussions and meetings, we agreed that it would be possible to carpet the pitch with eighty thousand remote controlled LED glow lights and these would be mounted on ten individual sheets which could be easily deployed and recovered during the ceremony.
HPDL prepared the manufacturing drawings, the clients team stewarded the manufacture of the glow lights and panels and oversaw rehearsals and deployment on the day.