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Fight For Youth is an amateur boxing event raising money for youth at risk. Brought to you by Billy “The Kid” Irwin and Spider Jones with special guest Mike Tyson. Soundbox was requested to create an environment suitable for an elite crowd of supporters and fans inside the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario. Properly lighting the boxing ring was an obvious top priority, but we also needed to create atmosphere in the arena using lighting, as well as an entrance area for the boxers to come into the venue.
Lighting Designer, Colin Moore came up with the truss design around the ring, truss down the middle of the arena and circle trusses to add some detail. The truss was outfitted with a combination of Elation ZW19s (ring lighting), Elation ACL-360s, Martin MAC2000, Martin MAC101s, Elation Cuepix Battens, and blinders all ran from a Grand MA. In order to properly cover the seating area with pristine audio, we used a combination of Kling & Freitag Sequenza 10 and 5 speakers over 10 fly points, controlled by the Digico SD9. For a deeper look, we have a time-lapse video of the setup.
With celebrity guests, the production and execution had to be on point.
Properly lighting the boxing ring was an obvious top priority, but we also needed to create atmosphere in the arena…