Bleacher Seating

Written by Beth Hrusch
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Bleacher seating is the traditional form of seating at sports venues, and until recently was the choice used in most stadiums both large and small. It is an economical and efficient way to seat as many people as possible. High school and college stadiums still use bleachers made of either wood or aluminum for these reasons.

Bleacher Seating

Bleachers have their origins in the stadia built by the ancient Romans and Greeks. Stone terraces were the standard form of seating for audiences for centuries. Modern bleachers borrow this idea of bench-type seating, mounting it to framework that can be fixed or moveable. Temporary bleachers, for example, can be collapsed or dissassembled. In this way, they can be moved from event to event.

Bleachers are relatively inexpensive to install and easy to maintain. Aluminum seating requires no painting and is quite durable. Bleachers can be used with cushions or portable stadium seats for added comfort. They can also be retrofitted with stadium chairs for a cost-efficient renovation. Most smaller stadiums, however, use bleachers without chairs attached, mainly because they are still the most efficient way to seat large groups of people.

Bleachers Are The Classic Choice

Bleacher seating remains a popular choice in stadium seating. It gives a traditional feel to any venue, and since it is less individualized seating, it brings fans closer together. The benefits of bleachers are ease of maintenance, efficient use of space, and relatively low cost. They offer the option of portability, thus making them more versatile than fixed seating.


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