Edward Simon & Co.

101 N MAIN ST
PITTSBURGH PA 15215
(412) 781-7140

THE VERIZON CENTER

Project Duration: 2008-present

The Verizon Center, located in Washington, DC, is a professional sports facility with a capacity of 18,277. This arena hosts NHL, NBA, WNBA, and college sports events year round. We installed their current sound system in 2008 using a new design concept. We designed and built application-specific loudspeakers for the venue. They were then tested by an independent laboratory to confirm that they behaved as designed. This allowed the arena to have a sound system that is capable of matching the volume level of other arenas, but with better speech intelligibility, significantly improved high frequency response, and a hanging weight that is 20% less than other arenas. For this system we also worked with Ashly Audio to develop custom signal processing and control. We now regularly service the equipment in order to keep it functioning at its best. We also continue to help the arena grow by adding additional back-of-house systems for the exterior, the newest basement-level club, and the newest press room.

OTHER RECENT WORK

HARBOR CENTER
BUFFALO, NY
HUSKY STADIUM
SEATTLE, WA
VERIZON CENTER
WASHINGTON, DC
PROVIDENCE PRESBYTERIAN
MCKEES ROCKS, PA
THE GATEWAY CLIPPER
"THREE RIVERS QUEEN"
PITTSBURGH, PA
EAST LIBERTY PRESBYTERIAN
CATHEDRAL OF HOPE
PITTSBURGH, PA