Stadiums: No Longer Just for Sports Fans

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In the past, comfort wasn’t that much of a priority when people went to stadiums. Audiences sat on hard or rickety benches, perspired under the heat of the sun, and suffered from the rain and wind. All they wanted was to see their favorite teams in action — as close as they possibly could. However, that’s all in the past. Stadiums today have been renovated to provide the best comfort there is for avid sports and entertainment fans.

Accommodating All Kinds of Entertainment

Many stadiums are considered as a prime concert and entertainment venue in the United States, and among them are the Staples Center in Los Angeles and Fenway Park in Boston. It’s no wonder why many artists dream of holding sold-out concerts in these prestigious venues.

Stadiums should, first of all, be able to accommodate a large number of people. It’s also a plus if it promotes safety (disaster-readiness, has enough emergency exits, etc.) and has great acoustics since these are usually on top of every concert promoter and event organizer’s must-have list.

Boasting Comfort and Style to Meet Demand

Being a multi-purpose venue for concerts and sports events, stadiums need makeovers to justify their ticket prices. As such, the benches were padded, the chairs were replaced with plush versions, the ventilation and sound systems were improved, and the stadium itself is given a fresh coat of paint.

When A-listers started going to stadiums to attend events, stadium managers had to make more improvements. Tiered seats were improved and made more comfortable using Geofoam blocks. Backrests were also added to benches and good quality folding chairs were set up to make sure everyone as comfortable as possible. At the same time, variations of modern stadium seating solutions were put in place to make room for retractable, removable as well as fixed options.

With all the comfort, luxury, and entertainment that stadiums offer, it’s no surprise that a majority of people consider it as one of the cool places to be in.