Under the moniker of GL events UK, we designed and installed the eye-catching, 12,000-seat arena, which featured Olympic-grade tiered seating and sight-lines as well as disabled access viewing platforms. Our modular deck seating system was fixed to a steel under-structure, enclosing corridors, staircases and toilets.
The basketball arena was the largest temporary venue ever constructed for an Olympic or Paralympic Games and hosted basketball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair handball and the final stages of the handball competition.
The arena comprised of a hybrid solution that mixed demountable and static seating, to provide the look and feel of a permanent arena. In addition to the grandstands, we also provided the field of play and a media centre in what was a truly turnkey solution.