Arena Americas, Oak Creek, Wis., supplied more than 230,000 square feet of clearspan structures for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pa., in July. Working with event producer Hargrove Inc. of Lanham-Seabrook, Md., Arena installed structures ranging from 20 feet to 197 feet wide. The tents were used for media, sponsors, food service and drivers for the duration of the convention.
The structures were equipped with flooring, glass wall and climate control. Arena was required to use union labor for the installation and dismantle of the project and provided supervisors to aid in the construction. The crew installed the build-out in less than 45 days.