Equipping the Next Generation: Collaborating with Science North

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Oct 14, 2021 3:23:25 PM

    Image of customized bench seating with tablets attached.

    While books will always be an important educational resource, museums present an opportunity to reflect on history and nature in an interactive way. One might conclude that the true value of information is often unrecognized until it is put into practice. As a hands-on company, Sport Systems strives to take information and turn it into tangible products that serve a purpose. Putting our drive into practice, our team eagerly accepted Science North’s invitation to build customized seating solutions in one of their newest exhibits.

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    Topics: Benches, Custom Fabrication

    Got Bleachers?  Add the Perfect Site Amenities to Complement Your Seating

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Feb 19, 2019 4:00:00 AM


    Whether you are working on designing a new outdoor sports field, community park, greenspace or other athletic facility, there is so much that goes into the planning process.

    When it comes to athletics, we are immediately drawn to what is required to play the game. Items such as soccer goals, football uprights, turf, field paint, etc. are usually the first to get squared away. Following closely behind is the determination as to what kind of seating will be required for the new location. While requirements definitely differ from location to location and are based on what prospective sport is scheduled to be played, most will settle on either a smaller 3-10 row bleacher structure or opt for a larger seating structure such as a complete grandstand.

    The complementary amenities market is exploding as designers, planners and operators are looking for additional ways to make the most out of their facility. Below we have broken down the top three site amenities suited to accommodate your next bleacher seating purchase.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Scoring Tables, Benches, Scorers Tables

    University of British Columbia Thunderbirds Park Grandstand & Padding

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jun 26, 2018 6:35:25 AM


    With campuses in both Vancouver and Kelowna, the University of British Columbia (UBC) is the province’s oldest and most established post-secondary institution. With a strong background in scientific advancements, the Vancouver campus is located a mere 10km from downtown and is home to roughly 65,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across its two campuses.

    In addition to housing the world’s largest cyclotron in the school’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, it is also home to the Thunderbirds, representing UBC’s student athletes, with teams in football, basketball, soccer, rugby, swimming and baseball. As part of a complete redesign to the Thunderbirds’ baseball park, our team was enlisted through our partners at RecTec Industries to lend a hand with the seating and customized padding for the stadium.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Players Benches, Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Benches, Grandstand Seating

    The Space-Conscious Design of Hide-A-Bench Seating Surfaces

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 21, 2017 4:00:00 AM


    Whether it be in your educational, community, professional or athletic facility, the need to more efficiently utilize space will continue to be integral for growing spaces. As more programs continue to expand and seek to accommodate more participants, the need for space-saving products has become vital for many facilities.

    Having nearly 40 years worth of experience in the market, we have seen first-hand how this need has not only grown, but also how companies such as ours have continued to innovate and push the envelope to deliver the products our clients need.

    As our line of gym divider curtains, retractable bleachers and portable basketball systems continues to expand, we have added another unique product to our award-winning line-up. While retractable bleacher systems remain as the leading source of versatile seating solutions, the fact remains that in some cases, these seating systems can be too large for certain spaces and facilities.

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    Topics: Seating Solutions, Benches, Hide-A-Benches

    Determining What Size of Player’s Bench You Need

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 27, 2017 6:31:01 AM


    A common question often fielded by our sales team is “how big of a bench do I need?”  The answer? Well, it’s not always as easy as it seems. Much the same as choosing a bleacher or other seating structure, there is a lot that goes into determining exactly what you might need.

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    Topics: Players Benches, Benches

    Eco-Friendly Plastic Benches Made from 100% Recycled Material

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Apr 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM


    As we go about our everyday lives, we strive both as individuals and businesses to use and provide eco-friendly or ‘green’ products to make the planet we call home a better place.

    Our newest product line aims to do just that, as well as offer a tough and durable product for a variety of facilities around the world. Our offerings of plastic benches that have just recently been made for sale are constructed entirely of recycled materials and are virtually indestructible.

    These benches come in a variety of configurations, lengths and sizes and are primarily found in wet or damp areas like pool decks, change rooms and saunas, but can be used in outdoor settings as well. Their rugged design allows them to withstand any punishment damp conditions or Mother Nature can dish out.

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    Topics: Plastic Benches, Benches

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