The new Lakeside Stadium (formerly Bob Jane Stadium) opened in October 2011, and is now home ground for the South Melbourne FC, Athletics Victoria, Athletics Australia, Victoria Institute of Sport, and Australian Little Athletics.
The upgrade was to accommodate the state's premier athletic facilities after the demolition of Olympic Park.
With a total capacity of around 15,000 — including seating for approximately 7,000 — the upgrade features IAAF-approved synthetic 8-lane running track; with a 10-lane, 110m straight, and 50m indoor running track; a new FIFA-sized natural grass pitch; new electronic score board capable of streaming vision; a 6-lane warm-up track; and training facilities.
The re-vamped facility also included upgraded field and broadcasting lighting — for which INGAL EPS supplied the poles.
The 4x 46m fixed poles come with 8 radial headframes which are capable of supporting 85 of the chosen Sylvania R2 Maxi Floodlights per pole.
What makes this project even more amazing is — due to space restrictions — the poles were erected from outside the stadium using a 350T crane.
For more information on INGAL EPS' floodlighting range please visit our website for more details.