From the end of the championship, OM, which now operates the Orange Vélodrome, embarked on a vast project to modernize its "stadium". Objectives: to create a new sound system, LED lights, a state-of-the-art lawn and improve reception conditions for people with reduced mobility. Thierry Aldebert, the club's deputy general manager, opened the doors of the Vélodrome at RMC Sport – in full swing – to present all the improvements in progress. He promises that the OM will evolve next season at home, on an excellent lawn.
"We selected products including" PlayMaster "technology that will allow us to have a higher quality of this lawn and we are approaching the models of the big clubs because in Commandery, we have a" GrassMaster "technology and here a" PlayMaster "technology that allows us quality and multi-activity to do something else in the offseason, "he explained. The new lawn will be released after Muse's concert at the Vélodrome on July 9.
Modern sound and LED lights
As for the new sound system, it should be worthy of the biggest concerts. "We use the technology of a French company called" L-Acoustics ", which manages about 80% of the world's shows. A small quirk anyway: whatever system you put in a stadium or arena, know that 30% of the final restitution quality and intelligibility is related to the announcer, so André has a lot of pressure for it back to the sport! "says Thierry Aldebert.
OM also relies on LED technology to have more light effects. "We have a bright quality that will be much better than what we had with incandescent bulbs. Activity will also be best to make light effects for animation. We work with fan groups to choreograph all that," points out the general director of OM.
The club has also developed new animation platforms for some fan groups. "Others have made the request, so we are still going to work with them." We are obviously working on the 120 years of the club, the arrival of Napoli and the development of the stadium on a structural level. than groups that want to mechanically raise typhus, "adds Thierry Aldebert.
OM also wanted to focus on the establishment of facilities for people with reduced mobility: "This is a project that I have been running for two years.People with reduced mobility are for many in an open space in the wind and sometimes blowing strong here.We put in force in June a protective wall that will protect them from the wind for next winter. "