GL events to partner with British Athletics

GL events UK has been awarded the contract to provide temporary structures at all three events managed by British Athletics this summer, and onward until 2019. The news follows a run of partnerships that will see GL events deliver infrastructure at some of the country’s biggest events this year.

GL events will deliver a range of marquees, pagodas and temporary structures to allow a range of activities and services to be provided for spectators. The company agreed a three-year partnership that will see GL events support the Müller Anniversary Games at the London Stadium, the British Athletics Outdoor Team Trials and the Müller Grand Prix, both at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

The appointment further underlines GL events’ affinity with major outdoor sporting events, with the company having been confirmed as the national supplier of temporary structures for the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017, taking place this summer at the London Stadium. These add to its already iconic portfolio that includes the Cheltenham Festival, Silverstone and The Open, as well as the London 2012 Olympic Games and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Niels de Vos, Chief Executive of UK Athletics, said: “We are delighted to have secured GL events for the next three years.  Their experience of working on some of the biggest sporting events in the world is second to none and gives us the confidence and continuity we need going forward as we continue to deliver world-class athletics events in London and Birmingham.”

Around 40,000 spectators are expected at the London stadium in July for the Müller Anniversary Games, with the Alexander Stadium capacity at around 12,000.

Scott Jameson, GL events UK Group Managing Director, said: “We’re delighted to be extending our relationship with British Athletics for a further three years, and to be supporting three more world-class and iconic sporting events. We look forward to helping them deliver the very best experience possible for the thousands watching and involved in these live events.”