Contrary to what some people may think, the term “stadium seating” does not refer to the seats found in an athletic stadium or arena. Stadium seating rather refers to the arrangement of seats in a venue. Unlike traditional seating, stadium seating is tiered or stepped and may be found in cinemas, auditoriums, concert halls, theaters and churches. While some stadium seating may be permanently fixed, others may be retractable. This feature enables the organization to hide seating when an event is not occurring.
Telescopic platforms are useful in arenas, stadiums and auditoriums. One can chose from a variety of platforms ranging from a low-rise platform that one could place folding chairs on to platforms manufactured with permanently mounted seating. In terms of platform materials, one can select from aluminum, carpet and panelam.
Bleachers today are very different from the uncomfortable wooden bleachers of yesteryear. Today, one can select bleachers made of plastic that are durable, designed for comfort and can match any school color. Accessories for bleachers include backrests, back supports and combination seating.
Outdoor stadium seats are very durable, weather resistant, come in a variety of styles such as floor, riser and bleacher mount, and offer a design to ensure comfort to your patrons.
Retractable seating is similar in appearance to telescopic seating. The difference is that with retractable seating, when the arena or venue is not in use, the individual has the option of "retracting" the seats and opening up floor space for other activities.
New and newly renovated cinemas are integrating stadium seating in their theaters much to the delight of moviegoers. These newly outfitted theaters not only offer tiered seating, but contoured chairs some equipped with lounger backs or rockers.
Auditoriums on campuses of colleges and universities often serve as lecture halls for students and therefore require specialized seating that is not only comfortable, but also equipped with tablet arms that enable students to take notes and tests.