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Pre-game planning for sporting events

By: / Event Production

Sporting events pose unique challenges for tent installers. High pedestrian traffic, hard-to-access areas and tight schedules are all factors that contribute to stressful installations. Before heading to the site, consider the following.

Are there specific times you are allowed to be onsite? Heavily used sporting areas such as golf courses rarely stop operation for tent installations.

Is the site accessible by truck? You may need to unload trailers at a different location than the installation site and use smaller vehicles, or even carry your materials to the site.

Many tent companies will keep one or more staffers on site during the event to handle any issues that come up, such as maintenance, adjustments or the need to move a tent.

Sporting events are subject to cancellation or postponement due to weather or other unforeseeable factors. Be prepared to be flexible.

Jake Kulju is a St. Paul, Minn.-based freelance writer.

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