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Ten reasons to choose temporary sporting events structures from GL events

Triple deck temporary structures at Cheltenham Festival, supplied by GL events UK

GL events is the chosen provider of temporary event structures for some of the biggest events in motorsport, golf, tennis, athletics, horse racing, equestrian events, mass participation events, football, rugby, cricket, and all manner of indoor and outdoor sporting festivals and tournaments.

From corporate hospitality tents, sports marquees and pagodas, to multi-storey temporary sports buildings, temporary tiered seating grandstands, pop-up retail units and back of house event structures (including shower and changing rooms, professional-grade restaurant catering facilities and all kinds of event administration hubs), we’ve provided high-profile installations and raised the bar for the most iconic brands in sporting events.

Temporary sporting event structures

Why do our clients rely on GL events to deliver temporary structures and infrastructure for sports events, time after time? Why should you choose to partner with our organisation? 

Here are ten reasons why we would invite you to get in touch and experience a GL events solution for your sporting event.

  1. GL events is a global player in the events market
    We’re part of the world-class GL events Group, a financially thriving provider of integrated events services and solutions. Our customers can rely on us now and in the future.
  2. We bring the benefit of world-wide expertise
    We supplied 170,000sqm of temporary structures and 130,000 tiered seating to the London Olympics in 2012 and more recently provided a complete overlay solution for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Our colleagues in Brazil were playing a massive role in creating the experience and legacy of the Rio Olympics. Whatever your sporting event, wherever it takes place, our solutions are backed by our experience on the global sporting stage.
  3. We have ample supplies of premium stock to support your events around the calendar
    At GL events, we manufacture and supply our own product range. We hold large supplies of stock in the UK and can divert additional stock from the GL events Group network, to deliver the event solution you of your choice – even during the busiest of event seasons.
  4. We’re experts in tiered seating, and offer stadium construction, too!
    Our temporary tiered grandstand seating is the most generously proportioned and offers the best sight-lines on the market for spectators. We’re the seating and stadia supplier of choice for everything from university rugby tournaments to premier league football clubs.
  5. Our turnkey solutions mean no two events or solutions are the same
    We’re specialists in customising your event spaces and can provide whatever you require in terms of interiors, furnishings, facilities and branding.
  6. Our people are the best
    We employ experienced, talented and ambitious events industry professionals, meaning you are always in safe hands. Our people listen. We adapt our temporary sporting event structures, services and operations to develop productive relationships and deliver long-term value.
  7. Our business practices and approach are entirely modern…
    We understand ourselves as event enablers in a competitive and evolving market. We support sporting event organisers by giving them the temporary sports buildings and spaces they need to create amazing experiences and build lasting relationships with all kinds of stakeholders.
  8. …But our business boasts an unrivalled pedigree
    The group of companies which joined forces to form GL events UK have been major players on the events scene for a long time. In fact, we’ve served the sporting events industry for more than a century.
  9. We work hard to support and professionalise our industry
    Our membership of trade associations is a testament to GL events UK’s commitment to quality service and craftsmanship. But we don’t stop there – we see it as our responsibility to secure the most commercially-sound future possible for our industry, which is why we became the National Outdoor Events Association’s first Futures Supporter. We’re committed to research, and to sharing the findings of our many industry conversations, to the benefit of all event stakeholders.
  10. We love sporting events!
    We don’t just supply sporting events, we know them inside out and, having covered the full spectrum of events, from Royal Ascot, The Open Championship, British Grand Prix and the Rugby World Cup, to fun-runs, open water swims and full stadium construction. We know what makes a great event, for you and your customers. Our seamless temporary sporting event structures and solutions solve problems and deliver results both front and back of house, making it easy for you to produce memorable and well-loved events.

Get in touch

Temporary sporting event structures and seating solutions by GL events are at the heart of events throughout the sporting and social calendar. We’d love to discuss how we can support your next event.