Bleachers, although not seemingly too complex, are actually very technically planned structures. During the purchasing process, you may very well come across terms related to bleachers you may know nothing about. A big part of our job here at Sport Systems is to educate our customers every step along the way.
Below is a list of commonly used terms related to bleacher seating specifications:
Non-Elevated Bleachers - a term used to describe a type of bleacher that when seated on the first row, your feet are at ground level...Read More
Elevated Bleachers - a term used to describe a type of bleacher that when seated on the first row, spectators' feet are at the height of the elevated front walkway. Several elevation heights are available. These elevations require entry stairs and front guardrail...Read More
Low-Rise Bleachers - have a first seat height under 12" and a 6" rise per row. They have an 11½" seat anodized seat plank as opposed to the standard 9½" seat plank. This system is designed to meet most building codes without an aisle or rear guardrail.
Single Foot Plank - a term used to describe when a bleacher has (1) foot plank per row for spectators to rest their feet on when when seated.
Double Foot Plank - a term used to describe when a bleacher has (2) foot planks -vs- (1) foot plank for spectators to rest their feet on when seated.
Riser Plank - a term used to describe a plank that is mounted vertically under the seat and behind spectators' feet to close the opening to meet building and safety codes.
Rise - The vertical measure from the top of a bleacher seat to the top of the bleacher seat in the next row.
Run - The horizontal measure from the front of a bleacher seat to the front of the bleacher seat in the next row.