GL events appointed to build site for summer of world athletics

GL events UK has been appointed as the national supplier of temporary structures for the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017, the biggest sporting occasion of the year.

More than 3,000 world-class athletes from more than 200 countries are set to compete at the London Stadium and GL events will deliver a range of marquees, pagodas, and temporary structures for corporate hospitality and trade activations as well as other functional requirements.

The appointment further underlines GL events’ affinity with major outdoor sporting events and adds to its iconic portfolio alongside the Cheltenham Festival, Silverstone and The Open as well as the London 2012 Olympic Games and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017 are the biggest sporting event of 2017 and mark the first time both events have been held in the same city in the same year.

Scott Jameson, Managing Director, GL events, said: “We were delighted with the contract extensions the business secured last year with some of the best events held in the UK, and this is another major relationship for us. It not only underlines that investments in our team and products is continuing to pay off, but also that by nurturing these crucial relationships we can play our part in the world’s best events.”

Niels de Vos, Championship Director for the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017, said: “We are extremely excited to work with GL events as they supply the temporary structures needed for the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017. GL events has worked on some of the biggest sporting events in the world and we are thrilled about their plans for both Championships and excited to see them come to fruition.”

The World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017 is the biggest event to be staged at the London Stadium since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with 30 sessions scheduled across 20 jam-packed and action-fuelled days. GL events was appointed following a competitive tender process.