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This aerial shot of Hayward Field in Eugene,
Ore., offers a view of the massive effort
required to lay down a new track surface at
the historic stadium. As part of this project,
Key Manufacturing & Rentals provided
78,000 square feet of structures deployed
to cover the track surface. The company
was also asked to provide covers for the
infield surfaces while contending with an
active construction site. Photo courtesy of
Key Manufacturing & Rentals Inc.

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Then there was the four-day window,
which required tight coordinating
with the wedding planner for all the
deliveries. Compounding the demands
was the tent's elaborate interior. For
example, the decorator wanted to hang
custom-made boxes with ϐlorals and
electric lights over certain tables and
wanted to place chandeliers in speciϐic
spots, all without exposed rigging.
"So we had to plan where everything
went exactly and had to plan how the
cables and electric lines would pass
through the custom ivory ceiling liner
without pulling the fabric, which would
distort its shape," says Loane.
The tent was also going to have a
subϐloor with a wood-paneled surface
designed to go over wooden stringers.
However, because Loane knew this style
could damage the lawn, he opted to
build the subϐloor out of Dura-Track™;
experience had taught him this could
stay down as long as four days without
noticeably affecting the grass.
The main tent went up on the grass
Tuesday; the rigging from the frame
and the liner was installed the next

day. Flooring went in on Thursday, not
just for the main tent but also for the
catering, restroom and three vendor
tents. Loane Bros. also had to create
roadways (using truck mats) for the
various deliveries, keeping these down
just a few hours at a time. On average
there were 10 to 15 crew members on
the site each day.
"We had to reroute the delivery
roadways each time, not to create an
impression in the lawn, as well as not
to mat down the grass any more than
necessary," Loane says. "We also built a
custom stairway over a slope for guests
to enter the reception tent."
The event (which went perfectly,
says Loane) was held Saturday evening,
and by Sunday morning everything
was removed. But the challenges didn't
stop. Crew members had to run metal
detectors and magnets over all tent sites
to ensure no bolts or screws remained
that could injure players or racehorses.
As for the lawn?
"It looked like nothing had ever
happened on it, other than playing
football," he says. "The farm managers

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