One of our most recent installation projects took place in Brockville, Ontario in the beautiful Thousand Islands region in the southeastern part of the province. Working closely with the esteemed team at Bourgon Construction, our designers got to work on a new grandstand seating system that would accommodate additional spectators at the Thousand Islands Secondary School’s (TISS) athletic events.
TISS proudly pushes each and every student to work hard at realizing their true potential both academically and athletically. Home of the Pirates, the athletic program at TISS spans across a variety of sports teams including cross country, basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, hockey, volleyball, figure skating and track and field.
The school was in search of additional seating for athletic and other events and turned to the experienced team at Sport Systems to make this dream a reality. Our design team assessed the exact wants and needs of the organization and began drafting their new bleacher seating system.
The end result was a beautifully constructed 60’ long outdoor, elevated, angle-frame grandstand that rose up eight tiers in height. A chief concern among customers purchasing bleachers is providing their spectators with the best sightlines possible. With this in mind, this bleacher was designed using a 3’ elevated front walkway for patron navigation, bringing the first row of seating above field level, providing those watching with clear sightlines at all times.
In keeping up with the very best in bleacher accessibility, our team also created a customized accessible ramp from the grade level up to the front deck complete with notched out accessible seating areas for those with disabilities. The design of this bleacher, and any other accessible bleacher we design or install, are fully compliant with the Ontario Building Code 2012 and the recent revisions to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).