Shadyside Local Schools, nestled along the Ohio River in Belmont County, boasts great pride in its football team. Their existing Fleming Field grandstands were showing their age and the possibility of risk and injury to spectators was increasing with time. The district had been discussing the possibility of replacement grandstands, and Farnham Equipment Company (FEC) was brought in to provide costs for installing new grandstands for the district prior to the 2022 football season.

Replacement grandstands were installed by FEC in late summer 2022. This elevated aluminum grandstand bleacher measures 8 rows by 159 feet with code-compliant ADA seat spaces, companion seats, and a wheelchair access ramp. This grandstand seats approx. 750 spectators.

This project is one of several outdoor projects FEC has installed this past year. With a reputable vendor like Sturdisteel, FEC’s team was able to provide budgetary pricing, layouts, drawings and sound advice for the district prior to purchase. The end result is a safe, code-compliant outdoor grandstand that enhances the spectator experience for the upcoming season.

The full scope of the Shadyside visitor’s bleacher replacement is visible below.