McCann Systems brings their AV expertise to 15 areas within the new Yankee Stadium, including all internal concessions, restaurants, retail spaces and the press suite. Each area is equipped with a Crestron control system and fiber distribution allowing content to be created and delivered throughout the stadium via an IPTV system powered by Cisco.
Cutting-edge AV technology is incorporated into the design of the exclusive VIP “Legends Club”, “Legends Home Plate Lounge” and “Legends Dugout” as well as all other public restaurants, lounges and the “Grandstand” sports bar. Four retail spaces, selling everything from New York Yankees souvenirs, team apparel to high-end baseball collectibles, will also benefit from McCann’s AV ingenuity.
Life safety is taken into account via fire alarm mode, which will detect when the CobraNet 20kHz tone channel drops. When that occurs, the audio system is muted, allowing fire alarm messaging to take over stadium paging to tell the fans what they need to do to ensure their safety. Listen Technologies’ wireless listening devices are available at the bar. There are Shure wireless microphones for event purposes.
In the Legends area there are two Dugout Lounges. One lounge is on the first base side, behind the players’ dugout, The other is behind the third base dugout. The way the room was constructed, we couldn’t hang the speakers from the ceiling. So they were installed above each display. There were challenging speaker installs, as well, in the 100 level Grandstand Bar and the 300 level Skyway Suites Lounge because these two areas have open ceilings that wouldn’t accommodate the 601s. We modified the can on the speaker to accept the custom-made stem, so the stem not only supports the speaker it also allows the wiring and cable to run through it.
The Hard Rock Café and NYY Steakhouse venues are open to the general public. The Café has 19 main speakers and eight subwoofers, in keeping with its entertainment image. We integrated a CobraNet System, which works over the music network.
The semi-circular Press Suite Concourse on the 125 level offers a perfect view of home plate. There are 63 main speakers in this space between the main corridor and the 200 level. Offering background sound, allowing viewers to hear the game. There are 12 Tannoy 501 five-inch speakers, which are used over the small bar area. This concourse is equipped with its own wireless mic for events, as well as a Listen system for assistive listening.