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Italy’s RCF Arena Announced For Reggio Emilia

New 100,000-seat outdoor arena scheduled to open in September of 2020 with TT + permanently installed audio system.
Rendering of RCF Arena by Iotti + Paravani Architetti, Arch. Guido Tassoni, Lauro Architetti Associati

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,” says Arturo Vicari, CEO of RCF Group.

“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.” It is a prestigious signature that fully reveals RCF’s devotion and commitment in the continuous search for sound quality in this new Music Valley.

With 100,000 seats, the RCF Arena becomes the largest outdoor arena in Italy. It was created in the area already known as Campovolo and will be ready and operational by September 2020. The venue will allow for a capacity of 10,000 to 100,000 people, with a raked audience floor of 5% to ensure optimal visibility and acoustics. The stage is 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.

“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.”

Time of the official presentation of the RCF Arena

The RCF Arena will also include an RCF TT + permanently installed audio system, the flagship line of RCF audio systems for live events, with 10 additional distributed systems (delay towers) in fixed steel structures, also used as supports for video/lighting equipment. At the same time, the orientation of the system will be optimized to ensure the lowest noise impact towards the inhabited areas of the city.

The inauguration of the RCF Arena will feature a concert by Ligabue, who lived here some of the best concerts of his career. In 2015 he established a European record when a paying audience of 150,000 — the most for a single artist — heard him amplified with an RCF audio system. Thee return of major international acts is also anticipated, following the 146,000 for U2. RCF Arena is a place that will have no equal in Italy in terms of capacity, communication routes and accommodation services.

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