Sporting Event Rental Supplier | Affair Tent & Event Rentals, Toronto
Searching for Sporting Event Planning tips in Toronto, or elsewhere in Ontario? Look no further. Welcome to our Event Planning Handbook!
Sporting Event Planning Made Easy
This Sporting Event Planning tip sheet is intended to provide some helpful tips and how-to info for anyone looking for help putting together a sporting event of any size. If you would prefer to have live assistance, please contact us and one of our professional, courteous and highly experienced event consultants will assist you in putting all of the pieces together. Tips To Get Started So you are planning a Sporting Event and want to ensure it is successful? Some of the key items to keep in mind are as follows:
- What is the sport that will be represented?
Are you hosting an event for football, soccer, tennis, hockey, golf, etc.? There are a wide range of sports that garner their fair share of public attention. Sporting events which traditionally take place outdoors (i.e. golf, tennis, marathons, Indy Car, equestrian events, etc.) have been relying on partnerships with Tent & Special Event rental companies like us for many years to ensure their events are operating at the highest level. Covering event attendees completely, providing VIP tented areas, or other coverage alternatives (e.g. skyboxes, etc.) provide huge benefits to the event as a whole.
- What is the location?
More and more sporting events are tapping into a wider fan base by putting on special events at unique outdoor venues in conjunction with their event line up. A wide range of football, soccer and baseball stadiums are now offering pre-game/event temporary venues to their fans that are head and shoulders above the traditional “tailgating” experience. Pre-event tailgating in a parking lot adjacent to the stadium is good when the weather cooperates, but pre-event cocktails in the same location inside a huge custom structure featuring lighting, HVAC, bar service, catering, big screen pre-game shows and protection from the elements is much, much better. It can also be a great means by which to generate new revenues and draw in clientele looking for more upscale accommodations than a parking lot is able to offer. Hosting annual, semi-annual, monthly or even one-time events that break the typical mold of venue type for your sporting event is an effective means by which to drive a larger fan base and generate exponentially more public interest. The NHL Winter Classic is a great example of how successful an outdoor event can be for a sport that is now almost exclusively played indoors. Not sure where to start? Contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss your available options.
- What is the rain plan? If you build it, they will come!
Event attendance drops sharply when rain is an issue and attendees have little or no cover to get out of the elements. Determine what percentage of the area will need to be covered (e.g. beer gardens, main stage area, VIP areas, vendor booths, etc.) and source quotes for tent rentals, flooring, stage, bleachers, etc. that may be required. Not sure how much coverage will be needed? Contact us and one of our experienced reps will make recommendations based on the specific needs of your event.
Fencing, both for LCBO and crowd control purposes is simply not enough in today’s social climate. Local law enforcement and private security should be brought on hand to ensure attendee safety is paramount. Simple bag checks upon entry and crowd monitoring are prudent steps that should not be overlooked when dealing with large crowds of attendees. Remember: A safe event is a successful event.
Final Sporting Event Planning Tips
- Social Media is your friend
Driving social awareness of the event is integral to a successful outcome. Social media is now an essential partner to traditional advertising and when executed correctly can generate tremendous interest in an event from a grass roots level. Take advantage of any new social media options that you can. It helps to keep the event aligned with current trends and can have dramatic impact if done right.
- Don’t let the cold weather stop you!
Temporary structures and outdoor event venues can be heated in the winter months, regardless of the prevailing weather conditions. Flooring systems to get guests off of the wet/frozen ground can be combined with a tent and heating to produce ideal conditions for your event attendees. Contact us for details on how to make your winter event a reality.
Common Rental Items Found at Sporting Events:
- Clear Span Tents
- Frame Tents
- High Peaked Tension Tents
- Flooring Systems
- Lounge Furniture
- Portable Washrooms