Sports Flooring for Arenas
Arenas are large scale sports facilities and are often provided in a University environment since they combine the use of the facility by students along with the general public.
It should also be noted that Universities like to hire their facilities or make available for significant sporting events and more intensive training camps.
DYNAMIK have completed such installations at the University of Essex Sports Arena, National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester, the University of Bath, the University of East London (UEL) and the University of Worcester and the University of Cambridge Sports Centre, to name a few.
Typically such sports flooring installations include a number of different floor areas which need to meet exacting requirements for sporting and non-sporting usage.
Sports arenas often need to meet requirements of a particular sport or sporting governing body. DYNAMIK understands this and uses this experience to assist you in choosing the right sports floor system and sports playing surface to meet your particular requirements.
For example, the University of Bath received funding from England Netball for their Main Sports Hall since this was to be the base for UK Netball. In order to satisfy international level requirements of the sports floor construction was modified to provide a floor to meet the sporting requirements of Netball as well as the other Governing Bodies and Sport England. The floor chosen was our DYNAMIK Helsinki system.
DYNAMIK sprung sports floor systems are specified alongside Haro, Junckers, Boen, Gransprung, Tarkett, Mondo etc. with the added benefit of solution-led experience at grassroots (i.e. Primary schools) and elite (i.e. International sports) level. Contact us to find out about the pros and cons of different types of sports flooring including ‘Engineered v Solid Timber’ floors.
We also helped in the design of a dedicated fencing salle and provided a construction that would incorporate the complex electronics required – our DYNAMIK London sports floor system finished in a solid sports linoleum surface to match the thickness of the metal plates.
At UEL the floor in the Main Hall was going to be used by the American Basketball team as their training venue for the London Olympics, accordingly our DYNAMIK Helsinki sports floor system was chosen since it is a FIBA Level 1 floor system.
In the fitness area our DYNAMIK London system was chosen finished in a solid sports linoleum to provide a durable surface for the variety of sports equipment without causing damage to the floor surface.
Arenas typically also need to cater for large audiences and equipment which is a very demanding requirement but one we can meet by being involved with a project early in its development. With the provision of movable bleacher seating, which imposes high loads on the floor, the careful choice of an appropriate sports floor system will not compromise the playing characteristics of the sports floor.
We can achieve these requirements whilst still ensuring that the sports floor system meets the highest quality standards, not only Sport England compliant but also meets the requirements of BS EN 14904 and the Equality Act 2010.
With the expertise we have at DYNAMIK we can guide and assist you in choosing the best sports floors for your Arena facilities.