Arena Group has completed the acquisition of renowned stadia specialists Stadium Solutions.
The deal, which will see the company continue to operate under the name of Stadium Solutions, marks a major expansion of Arena’s presence in the UK and Europe stadia market.
Stadium Solutions, based in West Sussex, has been operating since 1994 and specialises in building seated spectator stands, covered standing terraces, turnstiles and turnstile buildings, and dugouts.
It has delivered projects at football stadiums and training grounds across the UK, including Aston Villa, Brighton and Hove Albion, Cambridge City and Salford City.
Tom Evans, CEO of Arena UK & Europe, said:
“We’re delighted to have acquired Stadium Solutions.
“It’s a company with a fantastic track record for permanent stadia and seating solutions and one we’ve admired for a long time.
“This is an exciting moment for Arena, and we’re looking forward to the opportunities which lay ahead.”
Terry Smith, Arena’s Managing Director of Global Seating, said:
“Arena has already established itself in the stadia market, with a number of high-profile clients, but this acquisition gives us the opportunity to both cement and increase our presence.
“As well as its existing client base, Stadium Solutions also brings new opportunities for Arena including in-house manufacturing capabilities and new products.”
Phill Harris, CEO and Founder of Stadium Solutions, said:
“This is a deal which makes perfect sense to both us and Arena Group.
“Our interests and ambitions align perfectly and, working together, we can look to become a major player in both the permanent and temporary stadia markets,
“I’m very proud of everything we have achieved as a company and now, as part of Arena Group, I’m excited about this next chapter in our story”