Arena UK & Europe returned to Wimbledon supplying the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) with a wide range of temporary event for a thrilling fortnight of Championship tennis, July 3rd to 16th, 2017.
The event infrastructure specialist called upon the expertise of its in-house specialist divisions to supply a range of equipment including tiered seating, hospitality structures, interior design and event furnishings throughout the prestigious grounds. Spectators this year witnessed surprising early exits from Nadal, Murray and Djokovic before a triumphant Federer lifted the Championship trophy for a record 8th time.
Arena Structures provided all 21 temporary hospitality chalets throughout the grounds, 450sqm of player’s premium gymnasium space, commentary boxes, an official’s changing and rest area, autograph tents and merchandise kiosks. New for 2017 were sponsor enhancements alongside the Bank of England entrance ways and constructed a new 525sqm Qualifying Tent and Player’s Gym.
The Arena Seating team was once again entrusted to install 1,065 clearview™ seats, offering fans optimum views of the outside tennis action on Court 12. An additional 2,063 tip-up seats were installed throughout the sporting venue, including a tiered grandstand at the top of the famous Henman Hill. The team also installed a viewing platform and additional staircase up into Centre Court.
Ben Green, championships services manager has praised the team: “I want to place on record our sincere thanks, on behalf of the AELTC and The Championships Department to the whole team at Arena. Once more the proverbial planned and unplanned kitchen sink has been thrown your way and without fail you have never not tried to help and in some cases have solved some AELTC issues, all of this has been hugely appreciated.”
Grahame Muir, CEO of Arena UK & Europe adds: “It is a privilege to work with a progressive organisation like the AELTC, always looking to assist them with opportunities to further enhance the spectator experience and first-class hospitality environments. It was very special witnessing the astonishing historic eighth title by Roger Federer, being associated with this Championship also inspires us to stay consistently at the top of our game.”
Arena UK & Europe’s sister event furnishings divisions Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables supplied 33,311 items to the hospitality areas throughout the venue, including 29,837 items of cutlery and crockery in addition to 3,474 items of contemporary furniture.