Grandstand Seating for Loyalist College and the Quinte Skyhawks

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 14, 2023 6:37:35 AM

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    In the fall of 2021 we received an invitation to visit Loyalist College and tour the school’s football field. Located in Belleville, ON, our team made the trip to not only have a better feel for the facility, but to also meet with key stakeholders about future plans for the busy field.

    Loyalist’s women’s soccer program has been picking up steam over the past few years with more and more spectators attending their home games. In addition to the soccer club, the local football team, known as the Quinte Skyhawks is also making waves, using the field for their home bouts.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Grandstand Seating

    Three New Bleacher Banks for Lion’s Ball Park

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 31, 2023 11:41:50 AM

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    Nestled southwest of the city of Barrie, Essa Township provides the perfect opportunity to residents looking for a rural lifestyle without sacrificing access to amenities. Located a mere 100 kilometers from Toronto, it also offers a commutable community to those working in Toronto and the surrounding areas.

    It was earlier this year when we were approached by key stakeholders from the township who were looking to make some improvements to a local baseball diamond. With over 25 sports fields, pads and facilities across the region, athletics and physical activity is something that residents in this family-oriented community value most.

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    Topics: Bleachers

    New Telescopic Bleachers for Idaho Central Aquatic Center

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 18, 2023 10:54:09 AM

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    Unique product offerings attract unique projects and at one of our most recent opportunities in beautiful Boise, Idaho, a state-of-the-art facility found a home for one of our most specialized products. It was a couple of years ago when a sizable architectural firm in the United States reached out to us with questions regarding our high-humidity telescopic bleacher systems.

    Designed specifically for high-humidity areas such as pool decks, our product offering is very unique in its design. Constructed using a galvanized steel understructure paired with stainless-steel hardware, we are proud to be one of the very few supplying this highly specialized product in North America.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Our Work, Pool Bleachers

    How To Determine What Size Of Bleachers Your Facility Needs

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Apr 19, 2023 4:30:00 AM

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    A common question we field from customers is determining first, the number of seats needed, and then pairing that number with the proper sized bleacher system.

    As a general rule of thumb, we recommend about 18” of space for an individual seat. Meaning for every 18” of space per seating platform, you should attribute one seat. For illustration purposes we will use our 4-Tier Aluminum Bleachers (model: BL-4TB-12DR ), measuring at 144" x 82" x 38" for a total of 576” of total seating space. Divide that number by our standard 18” per person measurement and you are looking at seating for about 32 people. This is an easy calculation to help you assess your seating needs.

    Bleacher Sizes            

    Here is a quick breakdown of our standard bleachers and sizes (contact us for custom sizes), and please note that all of our bleacher systems feature welded steel frame work for ultimate durability and a virtually maintenance free seating solution:

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    Topics: Bleachers

    How Bleachers Become Condemned

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Apr 17, 2023 6:56:11 AM

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    When we think about the word “condemned”, we often think of derelict properties  and barely standing buildings on the outskirts of town.  In addition to these commonly conjured images, many bleachers get condemned across Canada and the United States each and every year.

    With aging schools and equipment, and especially with equipment located outdoors, degredation is a problem that is difficult to avoid. With time and continued exposure to the elements, even aluminum bleachers are subject to breaking down in one way or another. It’s important to keep an eye on your bleachers and the understructure on which they are built. 

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    Topics: Bleachers

    What is the difference between Grandstands and Stadium Bleachers?

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Apr 12, 2023 8:31:00 AM

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    We field many questions here on a daily basis and one that comes up more often than most would think, is the difference between Grandstand and Stadium Bleacher seating. This quick article will go over the two setups in detail, including the main differences, draw backs and benefits to each seating system.

    Grandstands

    Grandstands  are the larger, more complex seating systems when comparing the two. Grandstands may have basic bench seating-but can also feature individual chair back seats. They can sometimes be seen covered with a roof-but are open on the front, can be multi-tiered, have various-sized press boxes and can feature a covered bandstand.

    Stadium Bleachers

    Bleachers are much smaller than grandstands and are both much more basic and versatile. They consist of raised, tiered rows of benches. Stairways access the horizontal rows at each stair step. Stadium bleachers are commonly found at places like high school baseball fields, softball fields, soccer fields, rodeos and racetracks. 

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    Topics: Bleachers

    Telescopic Bleacher Upgrades for MacKenzie High School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Apr 10, 2023 3:19:43 PM

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    For one of our recent projects, we were back up in the beautiful Ottawa Valley to once again assist the Renfrew County District School Board with an outdated problem at MacKenzie High School.

    As with all things and the natural passage of time, seating structures can degrade and wear out, requiring repair or replacement. Depending on the age of the school, many of these bleacher structures were installed decades ago and have since become inoperable or just plain unsafe to operate. 

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    Topics: Bleachers

    The Branding Opportunity Your Gymnasium Presents

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 29, 2023 4:00:00 AM

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    Depending on who you ask, some may tell you that the gymnasium inside an academic institution is the heart of the building. As it is often located centrally inside a building, it naturally and easily exists as the location where gatherings take place.

    In addition to assemblies and other events, gymnasiums are the hub for indoor sports, attracting spectators not only from within the school but those from outside as well, such as friends and family.

    As athletic programming continues to ramp up across Canada and the United States, these institutions are doing everything they can to remain relevant with regards to the programs they offer, as well as with the equipment located inside their gymnasiums.

    As with any high traffic area, the opportunity to more actively brand your organization or team is highly beneficial in the gymnasium of a highly spirited school.  With many of the walls already adorned with banners and ribbons from years gone by, today’s institutions are starting from the ground up when it comes to branding their beloved schools.

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    Topics: Gym Divider Curtains, Bleachers, Gymnasium

    New Grandstands for Pinecrest Academy in Nevada

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 27, 2023 4:53:18 AM

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    Located roughly 16 miles southeast of the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas is Henderson, Nevada, home to residents that work in and around Las Vegas who enjoy the lifestyle southern Nevada affords them. With beautiful Lake Mead to the east and nearly 40 miles of trails through the Las Vegas Valley, Henderson is a wonderful place to make a home and to live an active outdoor lifestyle.

    It was here that we  were recently contracted to take on a project, a first for us in that area of the country. During the height of the pandemic, we were brought in by a design group out of the state of Florida who was in search of partners for a project in the region. Set at the Pinecrest Academy’s Cadence campus, the Florida design group had been involved in a number of projects for the school and was looking for an experienced partner for a big project.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Press Boxes, Grandstand Seating

    Telescopic Bleachers Complete with GameDay GraFX for Tobique Valley High School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 13, 2023 5:02:09 AM

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    When it comes to custom digital graphics, our proprietary GameDay GraFX solution has been making waves in the athletic space since launching it a few short years ago. Having done a number of custom graphic projects on bleacher seats in the past, we made it our mission to perfect the process and offer the marketplace a digital graphic that would look brilliant and wouldn’t scuff or wear off over time.

    As the market got a hold of it, so did a number of our partners, including architects across North America. A recent project included the request for our innovative digital graphic technique, providing an excellent example of how an ancillary product can really take an organization’s design to the next level.

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    Topics: Bleachers, game day graphics

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