The project

Croke Park is a world class sporting and events venue located in Dublin’s inner city. It has a capacity of 82,300, making it one of the largest stadiums in Europe. The venue hosts multiple sporting and music events each year and is a busy corporate entertainment venue. The stadium’s location, in a residential area, presents ongoing challenges for the operations team when hosting large events. Sonitus Systems were asked to provide a real time noise control system to help the stadium manage noise at nearby properties.

Croke Park and nearby houses on a quiet day

Challenges and requirements

  • 24/7 real time monitoring
  • Simple interface for event staff
  • Automated operation
  • Online reporting and audit tools
  • Integrated into stadium systems

A crowded Croke Park in full swing

Our solution

The EM2030 Sound Level Monitor provides automated measurement and remote upload functions, meaning every event is captured and reported with no need for Croke Park staff to manage the system.

The management team have a detailed interface to audit every aspect of the event, ensuring compliance with limit levels and keeping local residents happy.  

Monitoring close to the stadium

Our automated online analysis system provides a simple interface for event staff to control noise levels and sends alerts if there is a breach of any noise limit. A display screen, integrated into the stadium control room, highlights any breach of event noise limits.

The display screen for the security office has a simple indication of noise limit status

If the sound level approaches the limit (75dB) then the team get a prior warning

At 75dB(A) or over the screen turns red to alert the team they need to take action

You can try a live demo of the interface here -

System benefits
  • Real time noise control
  • Automated measurement and alerts
  • Full audit trail for management
  • Reduced complaints during events
  • Automatic performance checks support by Sonitus Systems

After two years of quiet summers due to the pandemic, the Croke Park team have finally been able to open their doors again and can run a full summer concert series with confidence that they can manage stakeholder relations easily, with the right information.

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