Stretch tents can be applied in many different ways in almost any industry. For these and many other reasons, the sporting industry has been choosing stretch tents over other types of tents for some years now. This is why:
It’s no secret that South Africans are mad about rugby. And if you live and work in Cape Town, it’s all about the men in blue and white! #gostormers
While the DHL Stormers haven’t won the Super Rugby league cup since 2011, their Newlands home in the Western Provence remains one of the most iconic rugby stadiums in the world. Most Saturdays the stands are filled passionate local and international rugby supporters alike. Within RHI too, the passion for rugby is strong. Even more so among our team members who reside in Mamre; a small community near Malmesbury; 1 hour outside the Cape Town City Centre. Not surprising as back in 1883 the Western Province – or “vee pee” as they’re affectionately known – adopted Malmesbury Rugby Club’s colours of blue and white stripes.
While RHI tents are common at rugby and cricket stadiums throughout the country, we were very excited to be approached by the DHL Stormers franchise. The brief was to manufacture a stretch tent that would primarily be used at the Western Provence performance centre to provide shade during training.
The tent was installed early in 2017, just in time for the season which kicks off in February (upcoming fixtures). Come Saturdays, the RHI team will surely be screaming in support.
The famous Markötter Rugby Stadium at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Paarl required two stretch tents (18.5 × 7.5m and 10.5 × 7.5m) that could either be used individually or linked together to create one large sheltered area. When linked together, the tents would offer spectators 200m2 of rooftop shade.
The tents were designed and manufactured with standard construction to keep them modular, allowing a variety of rigging options to compliment the event.
RHI stretch tents have been used at the J&B Met since 2007: South Africa’s premier horse racing event and a highlight on the social calendar.
A number of tents are interspersed with traditional framed marquees to create large seating areas and provide respite from the summer sun.