Problem Solver - August 2020
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Flexible Seating for Sports & Events


In a post-pandemic world, physical distancing may become the new norm. When you host events, from parades to sporting events, you want to be sure spectators have a great view and room to spread out. Finding a spot for every spectator in this new normal might require expanding your seating capabilities. For flexibility and the ability to provide seating in different locations and at different events, transportable bleachers are a smart choice.

Q: Our main location has permanent seating, but we'd like to be able to provide more places to sit with better distancing. How can we expand seating quickly?

A: Portable bleachers are a smart choice for providing additional seating at your venue. Towable units can easily be moved from one location to another, providing comfortable seating at any venue where you host events. Expanding your capacity with portable bleachers alongside your permanent seating will provide more places for fans and spectators to sit, so you won't have to invest in replacing or expanding your existing seating.

Q: How many people will we need to have on hand to set up our bleachers?

A: Towable, folding bleachers are simple to set up. Simply place the bleacher unit where you want it, run the leveling jacks down and push a button. Just one person can have your bleachers ready for an event in less than 10 minutes.

After the event, storage is simple. Bleachers made of weather-resistant aluminum and hot dip galvanized steel can simply be parked outside until you need them again.

Q: We host outdoor events like concerts and ballgames, but sometimes we need extra seating indoors. Is there a seating solution that will allow us to expand seating indoors?

A: Look for smaller, highway-towable folding bleachers. These smaller bleachers can fit through many overhead entrance doors, and are easily moved from place to place using a pickup or SUV. Smaller units can seat up to 108 people, which makes them a great fit for indoor events. If your facility features taller overhead doors, you might even be able to work with larger bleacher units that seat as many as 300 people.

Q: We'd love to invest in more seating, but are concerned about the budget. What should we know?

A: You're likely not the only organization in your community looking for ways to expand your seating options. Consider partnering with other organizations that host events in your community, such as schools and clubs. When you purchase the bleachers together, you can share the units for your various events. Another option is to rent the units to other organizations in your community when they're not scheduled for use by your organization. This will earn revenue that can continue to grow your bottom line even after your bleachers have been paid for.

Finally, consider advertising opportunities. Local business will gladly pay to advertise via banners on the bleacher guardrails during events. It gives them a visible way to reach potential customers while helping meet your revenue needs.



FOR MORE INFORMATION

Kay Park Recreation
800-553-2476
www.kaypark.com


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