GL Events’ athletic moves pay off with new contract

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GL Events UK has been awarded an extended contract to provide temporary structures at three UK Athletics managed events this summer and onward until 2019.

The provider of temporary infrastructure, seating and stadia for live events, will deliver a range of marquees, pagodas and temporary structures to allow a range of activities and services to be provided for spectators. The company agreed a three-year partnership that will see GL Events support the Müller Anniversary Games at the London Stadium, the British Athletics Outdoor Team Trials and the Müller Grand Prix, both at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

The was also confirmed as the national supplier of temporary structures for the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017 taking place this summer at the London Stadium. These add to the company’s existing portfolio that includes the Cheltenham Festival, Silverstone and The Open as well as the London 2012 Olympic Games and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Niels de Vos, chief executive of UK Athletics, said: “We are delighted to have secured GL Events for the next three years. Their experience of working on some of the biggest sporting events in the world is second to none and gives us the confidence and continuity we need going forward as we continue to deliver world class athletics events in London and Birmingham.”

Around 40,000 spectators are expected at the London stadium in July for the Müller Anniversary Games with the Alexander Stadium capacity around 12,000.

Scott Jameson, managing director, GL Events, said the company was looking forward to helping deliver the best experience possible for the thousands involved in these UK Athletics events.

UK Athletics is the national governing body of the leading Olympic and Paralympic sport in Britain.

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