Bolton Wanderers Football Club works with MetEngUK

Bolton Wanderers Football Club

"Premier League Football Club calls on MetEngUK for professional automatic weather station “They (MetEngUK staff) will always offer advice on the different approaches that we can take.” “Technically, they’re absolutely great! I can’t fault them in any way.”"

 

CLIENT
Bolton Wanderers Football
Club has been in the Football League since its formation in 1888; it was one of the 12 founder members. Bolton have spent more time in the top flight (Premier League/old First Division) than out of it.
In 1992 the club’s directors  decided that it would be difficult to convert Burnden Park into an all-seater stadium for a club of Bolton's ambition. A decision was made to build an out of town stadium in the suburb of Horwich. Their new home - the Reebok stadium, with a capacity of 28,723 - opened in 1997.
 
PROBLEM
A small weather station, which had been installed on the roof of the stadium to gather basic weather information, had fallen into disrepair, and was either not providing data, or was producing misleading results.
Meteorological information is required to satisfy several demands at the Reebok Stadium: rainfall, temperature, humidity data, etc. are needed for efficient management of the playing surface; wind speed and direction are important for safety considerations when maintenance staff have to operate at high elevations in the stadium roof structure, and for servicing the lighting systems.
The Grounds Manager was tasked with resolving the problem of poor weather data quality, and MetEngUK was called in, initially as meteorological instrumentation consultants.
SOLUTION
After several visits to examine the ‘old’ equipment and discuss the precise requirements with the Grounds Manager and other club officials, MetEngUK put together a detailed proposal for the installation of a state-of-the-art, professional meteorological system based on a number of Campbell Scientific data-loggers.
The comprehensive proposal was accepted, and MetEngUK engineers project-managed the entire installation, including all works services required for mast installations, radio links and interfacing into the club’s data network.
Several additional visits were required to ‘fine tune’ the data presentation to meet the club’s exact requirements, but now BWFC is the proud owner of a modern weather monitoring system that will provide them with reliable and accurate meteorological data for decades to come - and is the envy of many of the club’s adversaries!

CLIENT

Bolton Wanderers FootballClub has been in the Football League since its formation in 1888; it was one of the 12 founder members. Bolton have spent more time in the top flight (Premier League/old First Division) than out of it.
In 1992 the club’s directors  decided that it would be difficult to convert Burnden Park into an all-seater stadium for a club of Bolton's ambition. A decision was made to build an out of town stadium in the suburb of Horwich. Their new home - the Reebok stadium, with a capacity of 28,723 - opened in 1997. 


PROBLEM

A small weather station, which had been installed on the roof of the stadium to gather basic weather information, had fallen into disrepair, and was either not providing data, or was producing misleading results.
Meteorological information is required to satisfy several demands at the Reebok Stadium: rainfall, temperature, humidity data, etc. are needed for efficient management of the playing surface; wind speed and direction are important for safety considerations when maintenance staff have to operate at high elevations in the stadium roof structure, and for servicing the lighting systems.
The Grounds Manager was tasked with resolving the problem of poor weather data quality, and MetEngUK was called in, initially as meteorological instrumentation consultants.


SOLUTION

After several visits to examine the ‘old’ equipment and discuss the precise requirements with the Grounds Manager and other club officials, MetEngUK put together a detailed proposal for the installation of a state-of-the-art, professional meteorological system based on a number of Campbell Scientific data-loggers.
The comprehensive proposal was accepted, and MetEngUK engineers project-managed the entire installation, including all works services required for mast installations, radio links and interfacing into the club’s data network.
Several additional visits were required to ‘fine tune’ the data presentation to meet the club’s exact requirements, but now BWFC is the proud owner of a modern weather monitoring system that will provide them with reliable and accurate meteorological data for decades to come - and is the envy of many of the club’s adversaries!

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