With the services of audio, lighting, video and rigging as well as a comprehensive logistics concept, satis&fy embarks on the “Road to Invictus”
Initiated in 2014 by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, the INVICTUS GAMES DÜSSELDORF 2023 will take place in Germany for the first time this year. Under the motto „A HOME FOR RESPECT.“ , the major sporting event aims to give soldiers who are wounded, injured or ill in body or soul greater visibility and awareness in society. A task in which satis&fy AG is involved with particular dedication and pride, after it was able to convince the public tender especially through the conceptual design in the areas of logistics, sustainability, material preparation and flexibility.
A special focus for satis&fy is also on the equipment of the heart of the games. The interior of the MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA will feature various sports areas as well as the Ceremony Stage for the opening and closing ceremonies. The brilliant opening ceremony with the entry of the 22 nations will be hosted by Hadnet Tesfai and Steven Gätjen.
International music stars such as rap superstar Macklemore are expected to perform on the gigantic stage for both shows. Almost 300 square meters of curved LED wall with a height of 7 m are just one of the highlights, which will be individually planned and installed on site in a short time by means of specially developed special construction elements. With the technology for rigging, lighting, video and audio, over 102 tons of load will be introduced into the roof of the arena.
In addition, satis&fy is involved in equipping the venues, providing sound reinforcement for the stands and illumination for the sports fields themselves, interfacing with broadcasting and at many other points. At the top-class sporting event, the city of Düsseldorf, together with the German Armed Forces, welcomes more than 500 participants from 22 nations to compete in ten disciplines.
The intensive preliminary planning, especially in terms of material preparation, is already up and running. The satis&fy crew will start preparations at the end of August and will be on site from the beginning of September. The hot set-up and dismantling phase will be managed by a crew of up to 346 members in three interlocking shifts around the clock. Further information about the international sports festival will follow via the official satis&fy channels.
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