Aluminum Bleachers Are Replacing Old Wooden Bleachers But All Is Not Lost

Aluminum bleachers are now the standard for safety and durability. But if your facility still has wooden bleachers, there still might be a use for them. It’s true that those old, outdated, and possibly even dangerous wooden bleachers are experiencing a resurgence. But not as the preferred, outdoor seating structure that was the standard up.. read more →

The History and Evolution of Grandstands, From Stone Seats to Aluminum Bleachers

For local sporting events, how did spectators go from sitting on rocks to sitting on multi-tiered, elevated, IBC-compliant bleachers with ADA ramps to watch their children participate in competitions? From the days of cavemen resting on their haunches near an open fire, humans have sought a place to gather, sit, relax, and share experiences, either.. read more →

Checklist To Consider When Ordering Aluminum Bleachers

By Robert Caston When it comes to ordering aluminum bleachers, as we approach the end of the year, everybody knows once we turn the corner, spring and summer will come quickly. That means getting those ballfields up and ready for the next baseball, soccer, football, lacrosse, track, tennis and other seasons. If you want to.. read more →

Aluminum Bleachers Require Strict Attention to Crowd Egress Details

Aluminum bleachers and the egress they provide is an important safety feature in bleacher installation. Laid out specifically in the 2012 ICC Standard on Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands, the standard reads, “Rooms or spaces in which tiered seating is located shall be provided with the required means of egress in accordance with.. read more →

How To Determine The Amount Of Aluminum Bleachers You Need For Your Venue

By Gerald Dlubala How to find the right number of aluminum bleachers for your venue, field or stadium can sound like a daunting task. All you know is that you’ve gotten to the point that you need bleachers. They’re the best option for affordable, low maintenance, quality seating for large crowds. Quality aluminum bleachers will.. read more →

Aluminum Bleachers Require Slip Resistance Testing Which Is Critical To Preventing Accidental Slips and Falls

By Gerald Dlubula Aluminum bleachers, like many other structures, contain the potential to cause accidental slips, trips, and falls. Proper slip resistance testing of the bleacher walking platforms and stair treads will minimize this potential, giving bleacher users the safe, worry-free place to gather and watch the game or event that they deserve. Every year.. read more →

Adherence To ICC Standards For Aluminum Bleacher Loads Prevents Collapse And Potential Catastrophe

 By Gerald Dlubala Can your aluminum bleachers handle the loads and stresses put on it by spectators, weather and outside forces? When looking over your bleacher seating wrapped around or alongside your venue, your thoughts naturally turn to memories of great events that took place there. That includes the game day fans, faces painted, dressed.. read more →

South Korea Builds Up Stadiums, Bleachers, Skis Slopes and Skating Rinks for 2018 Olympics

By Gerald Dlubala Ski jumpers fly through the air, aluminum bleachers fill with spectators and ice skaters glide through their routines. Competitions have already begun using the venues built for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea and spectators are already flocking to the aluminum bleachers in anticipation of the big event. The Four Continents.. read more →

Aluminum Bleachers and Making Sure They Meet ICC Code Requirements

By Gerald Dlubala You’re almost ready. The aluminum bleachers, in the layout and design that you want for your venue, are all planned. Visualization of the completed project brings a smile to your face. Reflecting in the sun, those shiny new aluminum bleachers are definitely going to be an attention getter. Some sections are even.. read more →

Tips on Maintainance for Aluminum Bleachers to Preserve the Memories that Go with Them

By Gerald Dlubala Approaching the field, the lights tower overhead like sprawling, illuminated trees over a grass meadow, with the aluminum bleachers providing a reflective canvas of pinks, blues, oranges and greys of the sunset. It’s a serene setting before the raucous storm of cheering, yelling, bands playing and whistles blowing. And as the skies.. read more →

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