Arena Americas, Oak Creek, Wis., will supply seating and bleachers for the PGA Championship Events under a new, seven-year contract from the PGA of America.
This agreement will begin in 2019 with the 101st PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park (Black Course) in Farmingdale, N.Y., and includes the 80th KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., and the 65th KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.
The contract also covers the supply of products and services for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis., as well as the 2024 Ryder Cup at Bethpage State Park (Black Course). In total, the agreement will cover the next 21 PGA of America Championships plus the two Ryder Cups contested on U.S. soil.
“The PGA of America is committed to presenting the best championships in golf, and Arena Americas meets all of the requirements we ask for in providing the finest seating experience,” says PGA Senior Director of Championships David Charles. “Arena Americas products will enable spectators at our major championships and Ryder Cup to enjoy the most memorable events in golf.”
Arena Americas’ CEO Paul Bryant says the company “wants to play a more significant role in the delivery of iconic golf championships.”
“Our organization has worked very hard to strengthen its relationship with the PGA of America, which began with the Flooring and Tenting Services Agreement back in the Spring of 2017,” he says. “Since that time, we have helped design and deliver six PGA Championships, and we are constantly looking for ways to continuously improve the overall experience for the PGA of America, its players, its sponsors, its patrons and spectators, as well as its supporting organizations.”
The Arena Group has provided seating and bleacher products and services to many large-scale events around the world through its other two divisions, and this new contract represents the company’s primary market entry point for seating and bleachers in the United States.