Since the 2006 World Football Championship in Germany, German football fans will never go without public viewing again. There were numerous public viewing events this year as well all over Germany on the occasion of the World Cup in South Africa.
Of course, Oldenburg had its public viewing event, too. However, just a screen was too ordinary for organiser Jordan Mediengestaltung (http://www.jordanmg.de).
The organisers spared no effort to bring something of a stadium feeling to Lower Saxony and commissioned Schmacker & Sohn GmbH to build the “Oldenburg World Cup Stadium”, the largest outdoor public viewing site in Lower Saxony, with a 70 square metre screen. About 60,000 fans came to the stadium to share the thrill, party and cheer together.
The scaffold structure, consisting of some 900 MJ UNI 70 assembly frames, 1,400 wood panels, approx. 6,000 couplers and about three kilometres of scaffold tubes, was erected by five scaffolders of Schmacker & Sohn in seven working days.
“Really an exceptional project that will be remembered,” said the organisers.
The MJ UNI 70 scaffolding system formed the basic structure on which the banners were affixed inside and outside, with pictures of crowds of people in a stadium printed on the inside banners. The basic idea of the organisers was to create the impression of a real stadium.
The overall cost of the project was about €220,000, some of which was funded by sponsors.