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How Tensioned Fabric Roof Structures Can Improve Your Sports Arena

By May 17, 2018June 7th, 2018No Comments


Sports arenas are built to address the comfort of two distinct audiences: the athletes on the field and the spectators in the stands.  Tensioned fabric roof structures provide the perfect practical solution for shade and/or weather-protection over large distances – ideal for sports arena projects.

For the Spectators

Whether your spectators will be purchasing tickets or simply watching their children compete, it’s important to consider their experience at your venue when designing the seating areas.  After all, sports teams choose to play at your venue instead of a community field because of the amenities you offer.

Tensioned fabric roof structures add both style and functionality to the stands, creating an iconic look for your property.  While there are many styles and shape options to choose from, symmetrical curved parallel arch designs are incredibly common for canopies over the stands because of their sleek appearance and stellar performance.

For the Athletes

Different sports have different needs when it comes to protecting athletes from UV rays, sun glare, or bad weather.  Aquatic centers often use 3D cable net or cable grid structures to shade swimmers while in the pool because the cables carry the primary load without the need for support beams.  For sports that require open space over the playing field – like baseball, football, and tennis – shade structures along the exterior of your building can be designed to strategically block the blinding glare of the afternoon sun.

Regardless of the demands of the game, tensioned fabric roof structures can be designed to address your athletes’ needs.  And, they can add dramatic and uniquely signature look to your sports arena venue.

Are Tensioned Fabric Roof Structures Right for Your Next Project?

In the Tension Structures Division of Eide Industries, we specialize in design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation of structurally complex and creatively challenging commercial, government, and prototype design projects.  We provide expertise and support for architects, landscape designers, general contractors, and property owners to develop their custom tensile membrane project ideas and construct iconic structures.

Explore the options for your next project.  Contact one of our experts today by calling 800-422-6827.