The Ins and Outs of Grandstand Seating Rentals

Grandstand seating is used for a variety of different types of events, both indoors and outdoors. If you are an event organizer, and looking for grandstand seating rentals, then you’ve found the right blog post! Hopefully, this article can give you some insight into the logistics of renting grandstand seating, as well as some pointers to look for in your vendor. First, let’s talk about the types of events grandstand seating is used for. The obvious choice for grandstand seating rentals is outdoor sporting events. Here, it’s important to consider the type of audience using the grandstand. For non-ticketed events, or general admission seating, regular aluminum bleachers will work fine. However, when your attendees purchase a ticket, then they expect a higher level of seating. In this type of grandstand rental, you’ll need handrails and chairs, and possibly a cover depending on the time of the year and event time. Finally, for VIP seating, you’ll definitely need a cover, and the option of bar areas, tables, and chairs. Sometimes called a skybox rental, high-end grandstand seating is also used for branding purposes, and is typically paid for by a sponsor. Indoor events also use grandstand seating rentals. In an indoor environment, seating risers can be used for theatrical productions, concerts, and corporate presentations, as well as indoor sporting events. Like outdoor events, grandstand seating rentals are used whenever it’s necessary to provide elevated or tiered seating for sight lines, or, to allow a group of VIP ticket holders or guests an experience that is more than just the event they are viewing. For the event organizer, there is some logistical information you need to collect before you contact your rental vendor. Obviously, date, location, and time of the event is critical. However, the rental vendor will need an overhead plan of the event, as well as the number of people you plan to have on your grandstand. Does your grandstand require a cover? Does it need to meet ADA specifications? It’s also critical for you to know what local fire codes are for seating, and whether or not the municipality will require a building permit. Many times, your venue contact can help you with permitting and fire code restrictions. Having this information in hand when you start looking for grandstand rental vendors will help them provide you an accurate quote from the beginning of your negotiations. Finally, when selecting a rental vendor for grandstand seating rentals, bleacher rentals, or skybox rentals, there are a few things to look for. While it seems obvious, look for a rental vendor that has previous experience in building the kind of seating you require. Ask for references. Make sure the company has some form of building certification, preferably with the municipality you will be building in. Verify the potential vendor’s insurance, and check the internet for positive (or negative) reviews. Ask if the vendor can provide an engineer stamped certificate of the grandstand riser build. Any reputable company is happy to provide this information to you. Thanks for reading this post! If you have any questions, feel free to comment, or call us at 844-841-4202. The experts at Texas Choral Riser Rental will be happy to work with you on your event!