After a long, pandemic-induced stint in Buffalo, NY, September 2021 saw the Toronto Blue Jays finally come home to the Rogers Centre. But something had changed in the way stadium goers experience games. Things just didn’t sound the same. Now it was really something. It, was the major audio system overhaul—a state-of-the-art, distributed audio system designed by Anthony James Partners (AJP) in Richmond, VA. And with the help of All Pro (Pensacola, FL), and Spark Power (Oakville, ON) this replaced a system whose component list spanned from vintage 1989 stock, to the second-generation upgrade of 2000. This system, powered by top brands EAW, QSC, Shure, and Neutrik, makes it safe to say we at SFM are proud to have played our part in making it a reality.
In the October issue of Professional Sound magazine, Andrew Leyenhorst’s cover story dives into the tech, the tune-ups, and the various tribulations the crews had bringing this nearly one-of-a-kind project to fruition, and how, in some cases, the tech that powers it all helped them overcome these obstacles. With such a roster of gear, teams on the ground (and in the air), as well as the location, this system install is historic in its size and significance.
The Blue Jays came home, and the sound is great. When the 2022 season begins, over 800 EAW loudspeakers will again clarion in tandem with the spirit of the lone Major League stadium in Canada, the Rogers Centre in Toronto and we at SFM couldn’t be happier that we had the chance to be part of the change.
Dive into this historic install in the October issue of Professional Sound, now available in both print and online versions here.