In 2016, SPS Technology’s Sandwich Plate System bleachers were selected for the new grandstand stadium at Flushing Meadow’s USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. In partnership with Walters Group, SPS Technology won the contract with AECOM Hunt to supply and install bleachers for the 5,800 seat grandstand. SPS was chosen for the grandstand after a successful first project on the USTA Court 17 facility in 2011.
SPS Technology Network Partner Freedom Enterprise Inc. (FEI), were part of the installation team delivering this complicated project.
“The SPS stadia system is one of the most accurate stadia systems we have worked with:
- The design build process helped coordinate the accuracy of structural steel and eliminated unforeseen conditions.
- The engineers at SPS helped to coordinate and resolve complex expansion joint issues which were a huge concern for our unstable site.
- The SPS system helped to complete a complex, 16-sided stadium in an extremely limited amount of time.
Douglas Woodward, RA, LEED AP, Associate, Senior Designer, ROSSETTI
SPS Technology has worked on many successful grandstands around the world, delivering sports facility construction indoors and outdoors. For more information please see our Stadiums+Arenas page or visit our SPS Technology YouTube channel where you can see a real-time USTA Bleacher installation from start to finish in just 2 minutes 50 seconds!