GL events UK installs triple-deck structure at Ryder Cup 18

GL events UK will be supporting the Ryder Cup again this year, with an infrastructure agreement that will see the company install a triple-deck structure at the event.

This is the third time GL events UK has been commissioned to install temporary structures and grandstand seating for the event. The company agreed a multi-year partnership with the Ryder Cup last year, with the intention to continue its support for the event over the long term.

Edward Kitson, match director of the 2018 Ryder Cup, commented: “The Ryder Cup is one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events, and the attending spectators play a huge part in that. This seating grandstand will use a reverse-wrap corner system that will be unveiled at the event. It will be able to seat 6,900 people, around the 1st tee and 18th Green, and will provide a sensational viewing point. It is sure to create one of the Ryder Cup’s most exciting atmospheres.”

GL events UK will also be providing a range of temporary structures and grandstands to receive spectators. Turnkey infrastructures will be installed for the operational and administrative teams, as well as several visitor areas, including multi-storey VIP hospitality pavilions, temporary retail stores and dining areas throughout the event village.

Scott Jameson, UK group managing director of GL Events UK, added: “This is a brilliant contract for us, the team at the Ryder Cup challenge us continually to be more creative, innovative and bring fresh solutions to the infrastructure at the event. Everything they do is centred on creating an unforgettable spectator experience, whether in the grandstands or the corporate hospitality areas, we’re delighted to be part of delivering this ambition.”