RCF gets naming rights for ourdoor arena
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
rcfarenafig03RCF Arena will be ready and operational next year
Italy - RCF has been announced as the main sponsor of a 100,000-seat outdoor venue - the RCF Arena.
The arena, stated to open on 12 September 2020, will be the largest in Italy once completed. It is being built in an area called Campovolo, just outside the manufacturer’s hometown of Reggio Emilia, and will feature a permanent installation of RCF’s TT + audio system plus 10 delay towers.
Arturo Vicari, CEO of RCF Group, comments: “RCF was born in 1949 in Reggio Emilia. From here we brought the excellence of Italian sound throughout the globe and today we are among the major players in the market.
“Giving our name to RCF Arena is a source of pride for us, but also a mission and a commitment. We have a strong bond with this region, and we intend to treat it in the best possible way. With this wonderful project, we will bring our innovation and technology to our back yard, in Reggio Emilia.”
"RCF audio systems have amplified the music of national and international artists in every corner of the globe, and in some wonderful arenas," continues Vicari. "The RCF sound is based on the expertise and reliability of a company made up of people and passion. We have just turned 70 and we still want to play.”
RCF Arena, designed by a project team featuring Iotti + Pavarani Architetti, Arch.Guido Tassoni and Lauro Sachetti Associati, will allow for a capacity of 10,000 to 100,000 people. A raked audience floor will be created to ensure optimal visibility and acoustics, whilst the stage will be placed in the lower part of the arena in a central position and with a maximum viewing angle of 110° - optimal value to allow the public good visibility throughout the entire arena.
The design process for the RCF Arena started in 2016 when the Municipality of Reggio Emilia set out a tender for the financing, construction and management of an arena in the non-operational area of ​​the airport. The project also obtained public funding worth €1.7m from the Emilia-Romagna Region and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020 / Axis 5. The final project was approved by the city council in November 2017 and in March 2018, an SPV featuring RCF and six other companies was formed to carry out operational and management functions. Construction work is already underway and is scheduled to complete by September 2020. The venue will be inaugurated with a concert by Luciano Ligabue, who set a European record when he played in Campovolo in 2015 for a paying audience of 150,000 - the most for a single artist - who heard him amplified with an RCF audio system. 
(Jim Evans)

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