Schaffhausen, Switzerland2340 seats
Audience Systems installed a complete seating solution for a major sporting arena in Switzerland. The BBC Arena is the home of Kadetten Schaffhausen, a team in the top flight of Swiss handball. Theirs is now the only purpose built handball facility in the country.
Audience Systems worked in partnership with Swiss sporting venue specialists Nüssli on the project. Bright, durable Alpha seats were provided on a mixture of concrete tiering and retractable platforms. The striking colours of the seats represent the team colours, as well as those of the local region.
Special strong fascias were provided at the front of each telescopic platform to withstand ball impact when the platforms are closed. The arena is fitted with a Pulastic sports floor, which the platforms are engineered to open and close across.
The BBC Arena is part of a large complex with a hotel and sporting academy attached. The venue is designed to host tournaments and boasts eighteen changing rooms. The retractable seating will also give the venue the flexibility to play hosts to conferences, meetings and shows of all kinds.