Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games adds Arena Group to growing Sponsor Family

Glasgow 2014 today (Tuesday, 17 December) announced Arena Group as an Official Overlay and Temporary Structures Provider for the Commonwealth Games which will include exclusive responsibility for temporary seating.

Joining Glasgow 2014’s Sponsor Family, Arena Group will provide temporary structures as part of the work being done across Games venues to bolster spectator facilities.

With a history spanning almost 200 years, Arena Group will use its extensive experience of creating temporary event environments to deliver the highest quality products and services to the Games.

Arena Group has previously worked on a number of iconic major sporting events including the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, the Ryder Cup and the Wimbledon Championships.

During the London 2012 Olympic Games, Arena Group designed and delivered temporary overlay for a number of venues including the 32 acre site comprising of Horse Guards Parade, The Mall and St James Park for the Beach Volleyball, Road Cycling and Marathon events.

Arena Group, which has its headquarters in the United Kingdom and offices across four continents, was also involved in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

As Official Temporary Seating Provider, the company will supply every temporary seat across all Games venues, as well as a range of temporary hospitality and exhibition structures.

Ty Speer, Glasgow 2014 Deputy Chief Executive, said:

"Getting overlay right at venues is a vital component towards the delivery of a successful Commonwealth Games and we are delighted that Arena Group is joining our Sponsor Family.

"They are a UK company whose experienced team have a proven track record in temporary event overlay at a range of major global sporting and cultural events."

Dave Withey, Sales and Marketing Director, Arena UK & Europe, said:

“The last year has been pivotal in the growth of Arena Group, seeing us become a truly global business. Capitalising on the success of our involvement in the London 2012 Olympics we went on to acquire Karls Event Services in the USA (now Arena Americas) and Asia Tents International in Malaysia (now Asia Tents Arena) as well as opening our first division in Saudi Arabia.

“We are extremely proud to continue to build this legacy by supplying and sponsoring the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, a city and indeed country, which we have worked in for many years.

“We believe that our proven track record both here and overseas, and our investment into new products – clearview™ seating and Arcus structure – means that we’re ideally placed to give visitors, sponsors and athletes of the games the best possible spectator experience.

“It is very exciting to be involved in yet another global sporting event right here in the UK which will showcase the strength, skill and world leading standards of the UK event industry.”



Additional information