Arsenal FC Emirates Stadium
To design and install the main beer and soft drinks dispense systems throughout the new 60,000 seat Arsenal FC Emirates Stadium in the UK to meet a key target of serving half the spectators a pint of beer during the 15 minute halftime period. Currently most football stadiums can only serve a maximum of 15% of the crowd. In addition, the customer wanted to reduce the levels of wasted beer, which directly impacts on sales revenue – at any one time there are 1,700 pints of beer in the lines which would normally get thrown away at the end of each event.
Cornelius helped design a complete system that starts with 8 cold cellar keg rooms into which beer is delivered 3 days before the match and cooled to 2°C. Glycol coolant ensures that thebeer is kept at sub-zero within the dispense system. An electronic automated keg changeover system allowing up to 532 kegs to be connected to the system at any time, with a 9 second changeoverensures an uninterrupted flow of beer at the bar. A unique beer saver device was designed which saves 75% of the beer still in the 3 kilometres of delivery lines. Cornelius’ UltraFlow beer and soft drinks equipment delivers to 39 public concessions, 16 corporate bars and a 300 seat restaurant and is capable of dispensing 31,000 pints of beer at half time.