This year’s match between Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots takes place on February 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The event requires both heating and cooling, and power generation for the entire 63,400-seat stadium, which has a retractable roof and field that has the ability to expand and seat an additional 8,800 spectators.
Aggreko is also providing power for multi-platinum pop star Katy Perry’s halftime show, and both the national and the international broadcast compound – which is responsible for televising the championship game worldwide to more than 100 million viewers.
In total, Aggreko is providing 14MW of temporary power, 1,200kW of electric heat and 750 tons of air conditioning for the big game and the surrounding VIP and hospitality venues. This is supported by a crew of 16 Aggreko technicians to manage the installation and operations, which also involves 75 miles of cable.
“This is the 25th year Aggreko has provided temporary power for the national football championship game and broadcast,” said David Prince, senior events project manager of Aggreko Events Services.
“Our team faced new challenges this year and had to prepare an installation plan due to the all-pro football game, normally held in Hawaii, being scheduled at the same location the weekend prior to the big game, and Aggreko is supporting that game as well.”