History has it that the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana had a reputation for being known for the worst sound for live concerts in the 1970’s. Because of that, the renowned Texas trio ZZ Top would use the venue for their tour rehearsals knowing if they could get the sound good there, it could sound good anywhere they went.
In 2016, the Shreveport Mudbugs, a new North American Hockey League expansion team, signed a 12-year lease agreement with the facility. As the new team prepared for their debut season, plans were put into place to upgrade the facility’s audio system to increase the fan experience.
With that, team owner Tommy Scott called on regional event production company Paxton Sound to explore and evaluate the best solution for the venue.
“After reviewing all of the options out there for this type of installation, I came to recognize RCF offered the best solution,” says Paxton Sound principal Eric Paxton. The design for the 4,000 seat multi-purpose arena called for a center box truss system with four line array hangs, each comprised of five RCF HDL20-A dual 10” active line array cabinets complimented with a single HDL18-AS subwoofer. “The system meets the performance needs, stayed within budgetary demands, and everybody is extremely happy with the results,” Paxton notes.
The system meets the performance needs, stayed within budgetary demands, and everybody is extremely happy with the results