By PSW Staff • June 16, 2014 Carlos Eduardo Melo Ramires from A&H’s Brazilian distributor, AudioPremier, with the new GLD-80 mixer at Maracana stadium Originally built for the World Cup in 1950, Brazil’s iconic Maracana stadium will host many of the major matches in the FIFA World Cup 2014, including the final in July, with audio managed by the stadium’s new GLD digital mixer from Allen & Heath. Located in Rio de Janeiro, Maracana was closed for a 3-year major renovation, reopening last year with a GLD-80 mixer at the heart of a new sound reinforcement system. Fitted with a Dante network card, the mixer controls audio distribution around the entire stadium through fiber optic cables. “The main reason we chose GLD was because of Allen & Heath’s fantastic sound quality, reliability and ease of use,” states Augusto Bergamim, sound manager and system programmer at the Maracana. The stadium will host four group games and next round games, a quarter final game, and the final. Allen & Heath American Music And Sound Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Allen & Heath Applications Arenas Consoles Installations International Mixers Stadiums · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Live Sound International brings you information on a wide range of pro audio topics. Stay up-to-date, get expert tips, industry news, new products and technologies delivered. Discover how to make smart use of today’s sound technology, Subscribe Today!