Eastern Michigan’s Rynearson Stadium is undergoing upgrades for continued improvements for players and the fans at this 30,200 seat stadium. OSports has provided an existing stadium lighting study. The purpose of this study was to review the current field lighting condition, which were installed in 1974, and compare these to current standards such as NCAA Best Lighting Practices for National Broadcast for football and NCAA Best Lighting Practices for Regional Broadcast for Track & Field. Stadium improvements are being made to possibility increased evening games and use the stadium for other events rather than just Football and Track.
The study concluded that the preferred option was to provide six new lighting structures with new LED lighting fixtures located in optimal locations to increase levels while optimizing costs and glare levels. This option will allow for multiple lighting levels for different events and controllability. LED egress lighting was also recommended to allow for the stadium to appear lit during other campus functions.