Closure Systems for Football Bleachers

Posted by Matt Roberts

Oct 23, 2014 1:27:00 PM

football stadium bleachers louisville kyClosure Panels are a finishing element added to a grandstand or bleacher that adds not only safety and maintenance benefits, but also a finishing touch that makes a lasting impression. Closure Panels are often added to stairs, ramps, elevated walkways, handicap areas, mid-cross aisles, and press boxes to complete the look and provide added functionality and safety.

There are several different types of closure systems to choose from including:

Architectural Panels. This system offers a classic, rich masonry texture look to enclose the exposed structure of stadium elements. With the look of real bricks, your facility will receive a classic ballpark aesthetic at a fraction of the cost.

Poly Panels. This non-corrosive, impact-resistant Poly Panel System is made of 100% recycled material and serves to conceal cross braces and framing material with solid, flat panels to give the stadium a more polished look. Aside from the aesthetic appeal, this system also enhances revenue generation by increasing the ability to affix sponsor/donor signage or logos. It also promotes safety by eliminating under-bleacher access, and increases function by lowering time and expense of clean up under bleachers. Choose from 10 standard colors.

Aluminum. This is the most cost-effective way to enclose your bleachers and decrease maintenance costs while also increasing traffic control abilities. These powder coated systems visually enhance the overall look of the grandstand while displaying team colors and projecting team colors.

Whatever your needs may be, Toadvine Enterprises can help you secure a closure system that will boost your visual presence. Contact us to learn more.

Topics: football bleachers, Closure systems

Football Bleachers - Deck and Riser Systems

Posted by Matt Roberts

Oct 17, 2014 12:37:00 PM

football bleachers toadvine enterprisesThe main components of the bleacher system are made up of the decking, the flooring of the bleachers and the risers, or the seating portion of the bleachers. When it comes to choosing your decking and rising system, Toadvine provides a variety of choices. Here are the three options:

Basic – When your budget demands that code compliance and lowest price are the best options, basic decking is the solution. This system can be installed as fully closed or semi-closed. The semi-closed option does not allow for effective water control, but does help eliminate trash that falls to the ground underneath your bleacher.

Interlocking – With interlocking decking, stadiums can be configured with maximum flexibility. The interlocking planks can be designed to accommodate any specifications, including angled seating, risers with varying tread depths and riser heights, custom stair structures, and large walkways or platforms.

Premium Welded Decking – A factory-controlled robotic process produces consistent welding that connects individual aluminum extrusions into a one-piece tread panel. Because of its premium design and quality, this decking ensures maximum water control, strength and durability while keeping maintenance costs to a minimum. The premium designed decking system is the only one that addresses rainwater runoff and collection. Constructed with a double lock design, this premium system provides easy maintenance.

Known for its quality and versatile construction, this system is used in the NFL, MLB, MLS and D1 College Football stadiums across the country.

Key features of this system are:

  • low cost
  • slip resistant
  • quick installation
  • easy maintenance
  • durability
  • great for water control

For more information on how Toadvine Enterprises can help you plan your bleacher system, click here to request a quote or to learn more about Decking and Riser Systems.

Topics: football bleachers, Deck and Risers

Football Bleacher Finishes

Posted by Matt Roberts

Oct 9, 2014 9:52:00 AM

football bleachers in louisville kyAfter completing a stadium system, any of the aluminum and steel components including rails, fences, benches, risers, and treads, can be finished with a variety of coatings and technologies, or they can be left unfinished.

There are several finishing options available and Toadvine Enterprises can help you select which type of finish or coating is best for your stadium project and your budget.

Steel Finishing

Steel finishing is often used in stadiums for support structures, fencing, or railings. Galvanizing is also done to enhance the look and durability of the steel when it makes sense. Chain link fencing can also be enhanced through vinyl coating.

Aluminum Finishing

Aluminum coating is a cost-effective way to finish off a walkway. Traction finishes can also be added to make tread extrusions more slip-resistant. Anodized aluminum can help protect other surfaces from temporary stains, while painted aluminum brings a more high-impact colorful addition to risers, backrests, fences, and rails.

For more information on how Toadvine can help meet your facility's needs, fill out our Bleacher Quote form and a member of our team will contact you with a free quote.

Topics: Bleacher Finishes, football bleachers

Start This Football Season With Bleacher Inspection

Posted by Matt Roberts

Sep 5, 2014 10:29:00 AM

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Robinson High School in Tampa, Florida will not play its first football home game at home later this month. Due to some corroding screws and other issues recently uncovered with the football bleachers on their home field, Robinson's first home game has been moved, with plans to return to their home field still uncertain.

After an inspector at the school recently found corroding screws and some other issues of concern, it was determined that games would not be played at home until they were inspected and deemed safe for spectators.

"At this point, we have shut it down. We are not going to allow anybody into the bleachers until we know that they are solid and safe," said Stephen Hegarty with Hillsborough County Public Schools.

This major safety concern has parents worried and wondering how bleachers could get in this condition. The bi-annual inspections have apparently not been frequent or thorough enough to keep school bleachers safe. Luckily for this school, the issues were uncovered before any accidents occurred. Other schools and facilities have not been so fortunate.

In 1999, one study showed that an estimated 22,000 bleacher-associated injuries were treated in the ER. Approximately 6,000 of these injuries were a result of the person falling from or through the bleachers and onto the surface below. Of those falls, about 5,000 involved children under the age of 15.

Bleacher hazards can occur due to older design problems, incorrect manufacturing or installation, or lack of routine maintenance. Routine maintenance is important to help pinpoint any structural damage or hazards that may compromise the integrity of the bleachers and threaten public safety. All hazards and deficiencies need to be corrected immediately and in some cases, bleachers may need to be rendered inoperable or taken out of use until they are repaired and deemed safe.

Toadvine Enterprises has a maintenance and safety inspection program that provides service to all indoor and outdoor seating and equipment. Vine and Branch is our fully staffed maintenance program which provides a certified service technician who performs annually-required maintenance inspections on all equipment and seating to ensure the safety of your facility. Technicians provide service in these areas:

  • Visual inspections of your facility and/or designated equipment
  • A full listing of defective equipment or upgrade requirements
  • A written report of the inspection noting any safety or standard violations and recommendations for corrective action

Contact Ben Toadvine: ben@toadvine.com or Matt Roberts: mroberts@toadvine.com to schedule your next bleacher inspection so that your football fans can cheer on their home team with the confidence that their bleachers are safe and secure.

Topics: Bleacher maintenance, bleacher inspections, football bleachers

Football Bleacher Finishes

Posted by Matt Roberts

Jan 15, 2014 2:32:00 PM

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After completing a stadium system, any of the aluminum and steel components, including rails, fences, benches, risers, and treads, can be finished with a variety of coatings and technologies, or they can be left unfinished. 

There are a variety of finishing options available and Toadvine Enterprises can help you select which type of finish or coating is best for your stadium project and your budget.

Steel Finishing

Steel finishing is often used in stadiums for support structures, fencing, or railings. Galvanizing is also done to enhance the look and durability of the steel when it makes sense. Chain link fencing can also be enhanced through vinyl coating.

Aluminum Finishing

Aluminum coating is a cost-effective way to finish off a walkway. Traction finishes can also be added to make tread extrusions more slip-resistant. Anodized aluminum can help protect other surfaces from temporary stains, while painted aluminum brings a more high-impact colorful addition to risers, backrests, fences, and rails.

For more information on how Toadvine can help meet your facility's needs, fill out our Bleacher Quote form and a member of our team will contact you with a free quote.

Topics: football bleachers, bleacher design, Bleacher Finishes

Angle Frame Bleachers from Toadvine

Posted by Matt Roberts

Dec 11, 2013 2:00:00 AM

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From football and baseball, to track and field and swim meets, angle frame bleachers are the most cost effective seating for all spectator sports. Because of their lower cost and ability to be quickly constructed, angle frame bleachers are the top choice for many high school sports organizations.

The permanent angle frame bleachers offer maximum strength and low maintenance cost for the budget-minded owner and also provides the freedom of expansion as your seating needs grow. The elevated and non-elevated angle bleacher versions are two different options that can be combined with a variety of decking, seating, and railing possibilities in either hot dipped galvanized steel or aluminum understructure.

Galvanized steel is the most durable understructure available while the aluminum understructure offers a light weight, low maintenance alternative. The understructure, seats, seat backs, and risers can be powder coated in several finish colors to give your facility a more customized look.

Angle frame bleachers are designed to be portable, but can be made permanent by anchoring them to a concrete slab or strip footing. In addition to all of the varying design potential of the angle frame bleacher, it is also an affordable, cost effective way to meet the seating needs of your organization.

Contact Toadvine Enterprises and find out if angle frame bleachers would be a good fit for your school or organization. Contact us for a free consultation and a quote on seating for your facility. We have bleachers covered from every angle.

 

Topics: Toadvine Enterprises, football bleachers, angle frame bleachers

What are Loge Boxes and Why do You Need Them?

Posted by Matt Roberts

Nov 2, 2012 11:02:00 AM

loge boxLoge boxes are areas of private seating that typically have an open space for mobile seating like folding chairs, but are bordered by railing. They give the spectator a more flexible viewing experience along with a little more privacy during the event. They also have the conveniences of drink rails, defined private spaces, and can be customized to your objectives. If you are a high school or collegiate sports program, you may wonder why you need something like this. Here are just a few examples of why loge boxes can really help your program.

A Way To Honor Special Guests
If you have faculty that you want to honor during events or during athletic matches, a loge box makes great sense for you. A loge box can be used at every event as a way to honor teachers, donors, sponsors, faculty, visiting governing officials, returning alumni, and others.

Create Option Between Luxury Suites and Club Seating
If you have luxury suites you can use loge boxes as the middle option and as a way to increase your revenue. If there are people reserving the luxury suites there will be a portion of spectators who would find loge boxes to be the price point that they are comfortable with and would be excited to reserve their own box for the season. If a business reserves the box you can suggest ad placement there in addition to or included in the price.

If Luxury Suites Are Too Nice
If your program is not at the point of having spectators open to the amenities of a luxury suite, loge boxes can become your high end offering to sponsors and spectators willing to spend a little more on their sports experience. Loge boxes do not have to be much different than the standard club seating. They can be different enough to fill them, but not too different that they don't fit into the environment of your overall facility.

Contact Toadvine Enterprises today with your questions and let us walk you through the benefits of loge boxes for your program. We look forward to your call.

Topics: loge box, loge boxes, loge box seats, bleacher, bleachers, football bleacher, football bleachers, baseball bleachers, athletic bleachers, bleacher design

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