GL events Seating and Stadia Win Isle of Man TT Contract

GL events Seating and Stadia has won a competitive tender process to secure the contract to supply grandstand seating for the Isle of Man TT Festival, held in May/June 2014, for three of the most popular viewing points of the race.

Ballaugh, Creg-ny-baa and Nobles Park will all benefit from the temporary grandstands, giving perfect views of action-packed sections of the 37.73mile-long course.

The ‘fanzones’ as described by the event organisers have proved very popular over the past couple of years as they give fans a raised vantage point at some of the most spectacular parts of the course.

Taking in over 200 bends while climbing from sea level to an altitude of nearly 400 metres, the Isle of Man TT race is one of the most prestigious yet dangerous races in the world, the famous TT Mountain Course is made up of public roads that are closed for qualifying and race sessions.

Around 1,000 spectators will use the tiered seating from GL events Seating and Stadia’s C-View + seat and system, which was created for the London 2012 Olympics. £20million was invested into the development of C-view + ensuring it exceeded the stringent C90 policy and offered the best sightlines for users as well as offering a wider 500m seat, in line with new European legislation.

The C-View tiered seating system can be configured into any layout that may be required for each event and can be fitted with media stands, disabled viewing platforms and a range of seating.

Perfect for sporting events, this type of grandstand was used at various locations during the London 2012 Olympics including the Riverbank Hockey Arena, Greenwich Park Equestrian events, Lea Valley Whitewater Centre, the BMX Track, Royal Artillery Barracks and Eton Dornay.

Lords Cricket Ground, New Zealand Rugby World Cup, Ryder Cup Europe, The Open Golf Championship are amongst the other events that have taken advantage of GL events Seating and Stadia’s C-View system.