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Fore!
Arena Americas builds structures at the
Ryder Cup golf tournament as part of its multiyear
contract with the PGA of America.
by Sigrid Tornquist
W
RIGHT: Behind a row of
hospitality structures on
the 17th hole, the 1927
Club sits on the 18th
fairway-a premium tented
structure constructed
by Arena Americas for
a VIP experience.
BELOW: At the 16th hole,
the tented Partner Village
hosts licensed partners and
business club members that
align with and leverage the
PGA's brand. All photos by
Jeff Harkey AIA, Stewart.
hen the PGA of America released a request for
proposal for an experienced tent and event
rental company to handle structures for four of its
ongoing major tournaments until 2025, Arena Americas
in Oak Creek, Wis., submitted a bid and ultimately
won the contract. Three of the events take place each
year-the PGA Championship, the KPMG Women's
PGA Championship and the KitchenAid Senior PGA
Championship. The largest tournament, The Ryder Cup,
takes place once every two years-the venue alternating
between the U.S. and Europe-and was scheduled to be
held in 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19. As
of August, Arena Americas crews have been installing
structures for the enormous September 2021 event to
take place at Whistling Straits®
in Kohler, Wis.
Scope, planning and time frame
Pitting the top 12 players from the United States against
the top 12 players from Europe, this year's three-day
competition is expected to attract more than 40,000 fans
per day. " The Ryder Cup is different from the other events
we do for them because it's so big, " says Niall Gaffney, general
manager golf and seating division, Arena Americas.
" It's approximately two and a half times the size of the
PGA Championship, which is in itself a huge event. "
Design, engineering and planning irm Stewart Inc.,
Raleigh, N.C., provided layouts to Arena Americas, which
is building out the structures, looring and carpet. Arena
Americas also provides bleachers, player bridges, video
board structures and ADA structures for the event.
" The scope is enormous, " Gaffney says. " We provide approximately
1.2 million square feet of looring, a million
square feet of carpet and 600,000 square feet of tenting
alongside the other structures. "
On May 24, a small contingent of the Arena Americas
crew arrived to start taking deliveries and by June
1, the full crew began arriving to start the build-out,
which includes 14 large hospitality areas with multiple
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