Wednesday, February 25, 2015

THE PLAYERS Stadium: Progression of Tents and Seating

THE 2015 PLAYERS is upon us. Shaffer Sports (the spectator venue contractor), has kicked it into high gear this month with tents and stands being built all over the course.

They have constructed a tent overlooking 16 green, Tree Island and the Island Green 17. All of the carpeting has been installed for the tents, and Shaffer is now beginning to add stairs to the tents, as well as, putting up the steel structures for the classic white roofs.  The large spectator structures for tournament partners and "THE TURN" are taking shape between 9 and 18 overlooking the greens on both holes.

Additionally, the construction of bleacher seating around selected tees and greens began this month. There is a new seating section that has been added behind 16 tee this year.  Bleachers at 8 and 13 green are almost complete.  The bleachers at 1 tee and 17 green just began construction.  Shaffer Sports has been working diligently throughout the cold and wet days of February. It’s only a matter of time before everything is up and ready for THE 2015 PLAYERS.

When the tournament venue construction begins, it is a source of renewed energy for our staff.  Seeing some of these structures go vertical definitely gets the adrenaline pumping!

Spectator Tent to the Left of #17
Spectator Tents behind #17 Green
A view from the Clubhouse of the tents on #18