by Katherine Marr
Marr Scaffolding Company’s bleacher division has had an active 2015 providing the New England area with premiere seating for its highly attended outdoor events. With numerous options for temporary seating systems and in-house planning and design services, the bleacher division serves as a solid resource to area customers looking for the most cost-effective solutions to meet the needs of all projects or event types.
This summer has already proven to be jam-packed with special events around town requiring quick, easy, and temporary seating for attending locals and tourists. At the 18th Annual Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge held at Joe Moakley Park in South Boston on Saturday, July 11, Marr provided the best views of the canine Olympics with 900 transportable bleacher seats and 300 elevated grandstand seats. The event featured dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes competing in events including high-flying disc routine, pole racing, agility courses, and hurdle racing. Spectators couldn’t help but sit at the edge of their seats to witness the athleticism.
Another event that consistently draws a big crowd in July is the Mylan World TeamTennis League at the Manchester Athletic Club. This Manchester by-the-Sea venue hosts the Boston Lobsters, one of seven teams competing in the Mylan WTT. In order to accommodate the fans during these highly anticipated matches, Marr installed 1,145 tip-up seats and 300 box seats on the north, east and west sides of the court. The arrangement allowed for each fan to feel right on top of the action.
For 50 years, the bleacher division has been serving the New England Market with seating year-round, for both indoor and outdoor uses, to guarantee optimal viewing for a wide range of sporting and cultural events, corporate and political rallies, and even movie productions. The division provides four primary functions:
1. New grandstands, including the design, furnish, and install for venues like Gillette Stadium, Fenway Park, and Boston College Alumni Stadium.
2. Press boxes, including the design, furnish, and install for athletic facilities such as Medway High School and Brown University.
3. Grandstand restoration — the partial and/or complete renovation of existing bleacher systems for communities and schools including Dean College and Leominster’s Doyle Field.
4. Rentals of temporary seating that is custom-designed and built for events such as the Boston Marathon, Tall Ships, and Tea Party Reenactment.
Operating out of South Boston, the Bleacher Division works diligently to provide exceptional support exceeding client expectations and takes pride in being a local resource for a wide range of customers with diverse project or event needs.
Katherine Marr is the communications coordinator for The Marr Companies of South Boston.