Bayern Munich, Siemens set to start sound-mapping the 12th-man effect at the Allianz Arena this season - football

Bayern Munich, Siemens set to start sound-mapping the 12th-man effect at the Allianz Arena this season



Just when you thought the Allianz Arena was as state of the art as ever, sound-mapping is now being introduced to analyze the effect of the 12th man. The Bundesliga, quite arguably, produces some of the best atmospheres in Europe at its venues, and Bayern Munich?s Allianz Arena ranks as one of the largest of the lot. With an overall capacity of over 75,000, it was also one of the world?s first stadiums to introduce a full color changing exterior, which is made of a unique, fluorine-based plastic that has a strong resistance to weathering and corrosion. As visually impressive as the exterior shell of the stadium is when it?s lit up, though, what make the Allianz Arena so special is the fans inside of it who generate the boisterous atmosphere, particularly in the Südkurve. In the latest technological endeavor for the Allianz Arena, they?ll be partnering with both Siemens and The Economist Group to implement sound mapping technology to try and convert energy into visual effects (per The Drum). In other words, the noise generated by the fans inside the stadium during matches will be measured by special recording devices, mapped into 3D models, and used to create visual data inside the stadium; bringing a whole new meaning to the ?12th man? concept.
The aim is to try and collect data to see how the results correlate with the events happening on the pitch, i.e, the loudest moments during any given match, players that are cheered for the most. Additionally, it?s going to be...
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