The ‘An der Alten Försterei’ stadium is located in the neighbourhood of Köpenick to the south-east of Berlin, and has been home to 1. FC Union Berlin since its inauguration in 1920. With a current capacity of 22,012 spectators (as of 2019), it is the largest purpose-built football stadium in the capital.
1. FC Union Berlin made it to the first tier of the Bundesliga for the first time in its history in the 2018/2019 season. After the entire grandstand was fitted with conventional RIDI luminaires, the stadium built on its good cooperative relationship with the company in 2019 and decided to equip the ‘Schlosserei’ event area with modern LED lighting. The premises offer space for up to 1,000 guests across an area of 1,300 m2 and provide direct access to the VIP stand. An efficient lighting concept that allowed for the premises to be set to different lighting moods was requested.
The sleek RIDI LINIA-FLAT continuous lighting system in combination with spotlights from the TANGO series was the solution supplied to this end. The spotlights are integrated in the lighting track modules of the continuous lighting system and set eye-catching accents. The system is dimmable and features RGB colour control alongside white channels, which facilitates an impressive lighting set-up. The buffet areas are illuminated using the LUPO LED spotlight. Square recessed luminaires from the EBRE series, whose opal acrylic panels were decorated with the club’s logo on request, are used in the press area.