Amplifying Falcon Spirit: Torrence Sound’s Audio Revolution at BGSU’s Perry Stadium
Summary: Doyt L. Perry Stadium at Bowling Green State University, with a seating capacity of 28,599, is a prominent athletic facility in the Mid-American Conference. In 2004, as part of a renovation project, BGSU commissioned a new end zone scoreboard featuring the Falcon logo. For this upgrade, Torrence Sound Equipment was entrusted to design and install the first full-range sound system in the MAC. The system, featuring Community R6-51 multi-driver vertical arrays powered by Crown CTs amplifiers, delivers high intelligibility announcements and near-concert quality music to the entire stadium. Operated by Peavey Media Matrix software over optical fiber from the press box, which includes the Stadium Club and the President’s Box, the system enhances the game-day experience for BGSU fans and guests.
Industry: Education and Athletics
Category: Athletic Facility Audio System Upgrade
Processes: Sound System Design, Audio Distribution, Concert-Quality Sound, System Operation Integration
Bowling Green State University needed to enhance the audio experience at Doyt L. Perry Stadium, ensuring clear voice announcements and high-quality music for large crowds during football games and events.
Torrence Sound Equipment was selected for their expertise in designing and installing high-quality, full-range sound systems, particularly in large athletic facilities.
Torrence Sound installed a state-of-the-art full-range loudspeaker system consisting of Community R6-51 multi-driver vertical arrays, powered by 24,000 watts of Crown CTs amplifiers. The system was strategically placed behind the Falcon Sign atop the new scoreboard, ensuring optimal sound distribution across the stadium.
The system effectively delivers clear voice announcements and near-concert quality music to all 28,599 seats, even over enthusiastic crowds, significantly enhancing the game-day audio experience.
The installation of the full-range sound system has dramatically improved the audio experience at Perry Stadium, contributing to an energized and engaging atmosphere for BGSU football games and events, benefiting fans, players, and university guests alike.