Illuminance levels - Stadiums & Arenas

UEFA Stadium Lighting Guide 2023

Content Type
UEFA Guidelines
Stadium & Arena
Stadium Lighting
Enforcement Date

The requirements in terms of the artificial illuminance of a football pitch are split into five illuminance levels. The UEFA illuminance level for each competition round can be found in the following table. If there is any uncertainty as to which level applies, you should contact UEFA for further guidance.

Stadiums and football grounds that are not intended to be used for TV broadcasts are not required to meet the higher lighting requirements of levels A, B, C and D. However, the lighting conditions should still meet the relevant sporting requirements for players, officials and spectators. The non-broadcast specification constitutes the minimum requirements.