Stadium Goes Super Green for the Super Bowl


You all know that the Super Bowl is coming up on Sunday, pitting the New England Patriots against the Seattle Seahawks.

What you may not know is this year’s Super Bowl will be the greenest football game ever played, thanks to all-new LED lighting. University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, where the game is being played, was the first NFL stadium to be lit by LED lighting. Why is that a big deal?

I’ll let the folks over at answer:

 LED fixtures need a mere 310,000 watts of power to glow, compared to the 1.24 million watts required by the metal halide bulbs.

But power saving isn’t the only benefit to the stadium’s new energy-efficient lighting. The LED fixtures also produce nearly double the illumination of the old metal halide bulbs, and run at full intensity as soon as they’re switched on. If you remember the infamous Super Bowl blackout from a few years ago, it takes almost 20 minutes for metal halide bulbs to warm up and reach their full intensity.

Learn more about the process in the video below:


  1. It is pretty neat that the turf for a football field can be colored green even when the football turf never needs watering and mowing—-all that is needed for the maintenance and upkeep of a football field is an electric vacuum cleaner and a dry mop. In 2015, it is really great to learn that in order to be considered an equal with the other professional athletes on a professional athletic team, the way to being a hall of fame Eagle Scout professional football athlete team player is to use anabolic steroids, blank face lie, perjury, and understand the meaning of every word written on the ceiling, wall and floor of a high school “gentle” men’s restroom, drink whiskey, smoke Cuban cigars, snort Ritalin, cocaine, and deviate the air pressure inside a leather football (just like the “Good Ole Boys” on the varsity football team and the junior varsity football team can deflate all four tires on a high school substitute teacher’s family owned automobile). Maybe, professional football players should play “real” tackle football using a “Nerf” “foam sponge” football that doesn’t require inflation from a bicycle hand pump. Maybe, face masking the quarterback and the football team kicker, “sucker punching” the water boy, wide receiver, the team coach, the team assistant coaches and the safety, partying like non other with the cheerleaders and spray painting the referee and line judge’s hats and whistles might make football a real spectator game. When people revise the rules of professional football, it is not just a game because there is nothing more to lose anymore. The only thing that matters is to win the football game by any means that is equal and opposite to the team who decided to revise the rules of the game (I can do the same in a football game if you show me that there are no consequences–I can make up any—-I’ll say it again ANY!!!!! football team game play I want…….if I can win the game). Okay, fellas……play fair. Even a first grade elementary teacher knows how to play FAIR!!!!!! Sir. Thank you Sir. Gentlemen, let’s have a good game.

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