This page includes some of the questions we hear most from new customers. There are probably some you have yourself, and we're sure you have more than just what's here.
When you're ready for answers, just pick up the phone or shoot us an email. You can be sure that a company that offers a complementary design is happy to answer questions at any time.
Generally, if you have smaller seating requirements, your most cost-effective bleachers will be our angle frame systems, requiring only a level area with a concrete slab for support. For larger seating arenas, give us a call for a quick answer.
For permanent grandstands, from design through construction, a good rule of thumb would be 180 days. A simpler angle frame project can be designed and installed in less time.
No, we can modify that spacing as needed, but 18-foot spacing is the most efficient and economical design for permanent grandstands.
Typical spacing varies from 9 feet to 18 feet, but we can modify steel sizes for even further spacing.
Yes, depending on which support structure you choose for your project.
Per the International Building Code, handicap access isn't required if the press box is less than 500 square feet, which is standard for Southern Bleacher press boxes.
Elevator access is the premium choice. We can also furnish accessible stairways with inclined wheelchair lifts or wheelchair-accessible ramps.
You need at least 30 inches measuring from the front of one seat to the front of the next row of seats to add seating backrests. If this distance is at least 33-inches, we can install flip-down stadium chairs.
Our premium Dur-Kyn paint finish or standard powder coat paint let you add custom color to your risers. We can also add character with vertical rail fencing, colored seats, stadium graphics, a front façade and more!
You're required to have guard railing for certain heights above ground. These railings can be chain link fence (galvanized or vinyl-coated, our aluminum vertical picket railing (the most appealing in terms of both look and strength compared to other standard manufactures) or a custom-designed railing system.
Yes! Our unique support structures allow us to adjust the height of support columns to accommodate your topography. Tell us your situation, and your sales representative can explain how we can solve the issue in your first call.
Our Interlock 2000+TM decking system is highly water resistant though not watertight. It allows water to quickly drain to built-in channels below deck that funnel water to planned drain or collection points.
You can! In the design phase, we work with the architectural layout of any below-stadium buildings to ensure proper bleacher support and clearance.
Absolutely. We're very proud of our operations and our doors are always open to customers and anyone considering Southern Bleacher for their stadium project. Just give us a call, and we'll gladly set it up!