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Wimbledon accommodates increased demand

Wimbledon has increased capacity by using Clearview grandstands.

Wimbledon has increased capacity by using Clearview grandstands.

The 2013 Wimbledon Championships increased spectator capacity and comfort by using a range of Arena Group’s new Olympic infrastructure, adding to the growing number of events to benefit from the state-of-the-art products that were proven during last year’s Games.

The Arena Group team installed 3,500 temporary seats across ten courts, including 1,000 Clearview seats on court 12. Used to construct the London 2012 Beach Volleyball stadium at Horse Guards Parade, Arena Group utilised the same grandstand substructure for Wimbledon, investing in custom green seats to ensure the aesthetic continuity of the prestigious tournament.

Arena Seating Sales and Marketing Director Dave Withey said:

Every year the Wimbledon Championships look to the future; building on the success of previous years they continue to innovate and upgrade their facilities with the latest equipment. We’re proud to work with such a progressive organisation, where we can work together to improve spectator experience year-on-year. Utilising our Olympic legacy stock has helped us to meet this aim.

Bespoke green and white structures were used for luxury hospitality chalets, catering and retail outlets, children’s fan zone and public practice courts. Arena Deck, Arena’s custom designed lightweight decking product with glass handrails, formed an exterior viewing platform overlooking the practice courts.

Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables – Arena’s event interior division – supplied furniture and tableware to the temporary structures including its new Chesterfields sofa range and Bella garden furniture in outside hospitality areas.