Barclays Center Portable Court Lighting System Rigging

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Project Overview: 
Brooklyn’s brand new, 1 billion dollar, Barclays Center Arena features the newest trend in sports lighting. The Nets owners wanted to generate energy inside the arena and give the team a home-court advantage with lighting effects that make the basketball playing surface pop like a "Broadway theater stage." The Portable Court Lighting System (PCLS) aims to provide a more theatrical experience.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren developed the rigging system, specialty mounting attachments, personnel access, and fall protection, working with Goldstick Lighting Design and Baxter Controls. This was comprised of 400 feet of folding Baxx-Truss suspended 75 feet above the arena floor. The rigging system houses 468 tungsten-halogen fixtures that beam a warm glow squarely onto the court. McLaren also worked closely with Atlanta Rigging Systems, who furnished and installed all of the rigging components. In addition to the structural and operational factors, McLaren’s staff of trained engineers utilized provisions of upcoming standards within the industry, ensuring the system complies with future needs and demands for overhead lifting and safe access. McLaren’s rigging specification for the PCLS conforms to the European BGV D8+ and BS 7906-1 Category A standards, making it one of the first such installations used in the United States.
Service: 
Rigging
Service: 
Mechanical Engineering
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Service: 
Site Observations
Location: 
Brooklyn, New York
Client: 
Goldstick Lighting Design, Ltd.
Project Type: 
Structural and Mechanical Rigging
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2012
Construction Cost: 
$900,000

Location
Brooklyn, New York

Client
Goldstick Lighting Design, Ltd.

Our Role
Prime
Project Type
Structural and Mechanical Rigging

Contract Period
2012

Construction Cost
$900,000
Services
Rigging
Mechanical Engineering
Structural Engineering
Site Observations