Arena Group to Provide Temporary Event Structures at 2014 Ryder Cup

By Community | February 10, 2014

Ryder Cup Europe has awarded a new contract to the Arena Group to supply a comprehensive range of temporary event infrastructure at the core of The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. 

Arena Group, who won a competitive tender process, will provide triple and double decker hospitality structures overlooking the greens of the 18th and 12th holes, including interior fit out and furniture as well as the state-of-the-art media centre, grandstand seating and on-course event structures across the golf course. 

Grahame Muir, CEO of Arena Group, UK & Europe, said: “We are proud to have been selected to be part of the team which will create an unforgettable Ryder Cup in Scotland. 

“The investment we made into developing clearview and Arcus Horizon products last year at the Olympics have allowed us to improve the range and quality of the design-led overlay we have been able to offer The Ryder Cup team for Gleneagles.” 

Arena Seating is finalising plans to install approximately 15,000 seats around the course, including a 1,500 (minimum) capacity horseshoe shaped clearview grandstand around the first tee, as well as a 2,000-plus capacity grandstand at the 18th green. Both grandstands have been designed to enhance the incredible atmosphere generated at the biennial match between Europe and the USA. 

Arena Structures will install the Group’s flagship curved-roof Arcus structure for the 15m x 100m triple deck

Aviemore Pavilion, set to be the PGA Centenary Course’s premier facility overlooking the 18th green.  This exclusive hospitality structure will host Ryder Cup Partners’, with bespoke interiors developed in consultation with Rolex, BMW, Diageo, EY, Standard Life Investments to ensure luxurious environments with unrivalled views for all Ryder Cup Partners and their guests. 

Edward Kitson, Europe’s Ryder Cup Match Director, said: “We are delighted to appoint Arena Structures and Seating to deliver the tentage and grandstands at The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.  We have a very strong partnership with Arena having worked with them at numerous European Tour events and at every home Ryder Cup match since 1989, and their professionalism and exemplary standards made them an automatic choice for Ryder Cup Europe.”