In an annual ritual, tens of thousands of people gathered on the Fourth of July at the intersection of Surf and Stillwell in Coney Island for the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. And in what is almost an annual ritual now, champion Joey Chestnut devoured the competition for the tenth time downing a record setting 72 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
While ESPN provided TV coverage for the event, it was up to RCF to provide sound for the masses in attendance.
“Coverage is very difficult with the stage setting, the obstacles of system placement due to the live broadcast, and trying to cover such a vast area,” notes RCF’s vice president of Sales who was on hand for the event. “Being set up at a street intersection, the crowd fans out in T-shape up and down the streets. Plus being in the Coney Park amusement area, it is a very loud environment to begin with.”
For coverage, it required three towers of the RCF HDL50-A large format three-way line arrays, two positioned to the left and right of the staging area with a third delay tower down the street. In addition, a pair of TTL6-A three-way line source cabinets were used for the infield coverage in front of the stage with HDL20-A line arrays providing reinforcement to the outfield second section of crowd. RCF NX12-SMA line the stage for monitors.
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