Well before kick-off this Friday night across every high school stadium there’s already been countless hours poured into the preparation of this night. From Booster Clubs meetings, cheerleading practice and concession stands preparation to early morning football practices, marching band rehearsals, and JROTC drills – the whole community is ready to kickoff a new football season. That is of course, if the stadium audio visual equipment is ready for game day. When playback music is too noisy, not loud enough or bad wireless connections make it impossible for the press box to know what calls the referee has made, then it’s time to reevaluate your school’s audio visual equipment. Athletic Directors, coaching staff and other school administrators have much to consider when planning or redesigning an outdoor stadium – seating and bleacher options, turf and grass options..etc, but unfortunately audio and visual equipment can become an afterthought. Here we will help shed light on how these decisions can be called from the sidelines to the red zone for a winning solution.


  • Find the right professional audio visual company to find the best solution for your needs and budget

We’ve covered some of the things to avoid when redesigning you stadium here in this article, but here it’s all about fit. Schools rise and fall on their budgets and timelines, so make sure you find a professional audio visual team that understands the unique needs of your school’s budget and timeline. This helps assure you (and the school board) that you’re not being oversold or undersold. Schools are often left in budget constraints that cause staff to take DIY-approaches. This approach, those it seems cost-saving upfront, often ends in limited options, poor design and results that off-putting in the end. The right team knows how to professionally analyze the audio needs of your area taking everything into account (layout, temperature and weather gradients, adequate audio coverage. ancillary audio and video needs. etc.) and working within your set budget to make those solutions a reality.


  • Think beyond Friday night’s game

Right now, fall sports and activities are on the brain of everyone, but what happens on Friday nights in the fall isn’t the only thing that happens at your school’s stadium. More and more marching band are incorporating electronics into their practice, rehearsals, performances and marching competitions. Soccer, track and ROTC drill meets are on the rise in popularity and availability. As these needs increase, so does the year-round need for quality audio visual equipment in your school’s stadium.

Pro tip: When you sit down with your professional AV designer to plan out what your school needs, have a list of anything and everything that would use the stadium in a years time.  


  • Think about more than the field

While addressing a quality audio system is the goal, don’t leave out the visual side. From welcoming visiting teams, showing concession menus or giving local businesses a chance to advertise, using digital signage and video boards gives you the opportunity to clearly communicate to your guests. Visual boards that are integrated with a quality audio system help give your audience a great experience. As patrons are up and around during a game, you keep them engaged with what’s happening in the game with live streaming updates, keeping your fans up-to-date and excited with the action on the field all while they stand in the concession line.

Every stadium audio visual design is as unique as the stadium itself. Each one comes with it’s own considerations, limitations, plans and budgets. If your high school or college stadium could use the help of the professionals at Audio Acoustics, contact us today to see how we could use our experts to find the design that best fits your needs.

Want to see how we have helped other schools? Check out this stadium project we did with Branson schools.