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Sports teams embrace radiant heat in stadiums

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 15:43

Whether you're remodeling your bathroom or installing a new outdoor patio, installing radiant heat is a great way to increase the comfort of a new space. This kind of heating system can create optimal temperatures for all people who visit the area. While using the system in your home is a great way to impress your guests, several national sports teams have recently utilized radiant heat in their stadiums to create the perfect space for sports fans.

Buffalo Bills install radiant heat in their stadium

The Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, N.Y., has been undergoing a string of renovations to better serve fans of the city's national football team. According to the team's website, the new $130 million project will include upgrades to the field's seating areas, improved technological devices and the installation of free Wi-Fi for all arena guests. While the stadium, which can be plagued by below-freezing temperatures during the winter months, already had heated seats, the new developments will include radiant heat in club sections, providing an all-inclusive heated experience for game watchers.
The team's official Twitter account has been posting photographs of the renovations, allowing followers to watch as construction crews install upgrades to the structure. One tweet displays a set of workers laying concrete underneath a set of stadium seats, with the accompanying commentary: "Concrete work underway. Fan experience improvements began here last year with radiant heat installation #RWSTour." The stadium is set to be completed before the team's 2014-2015 season begins over the summer.

Green Bay Packers use efficient heating

The Buffalo Bills are not the only professional football team to use this type of heating system, however. Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., implemented more than 30 miles of radiant heat back in 2007. According to the Green Bay Packers' website, the field had been using similar heating systems since 1967 due to the harsh winter temperatures that typically plague the area during football season. 
In addition to a radiant heating system, the stadium features an array of other 21st-century upgrades. Not only does the arena itself offer comfortable club boxes and upgraded lighting systems, but team quarters feature therapy pools, a wooden basketball court and players' lounge. Additionally, in 2012, the field upgraded its display systems, installing larger, LED screens to provide much more advanced viewing systems to its players and fans.