The U.S. Open Golf Tournament serves as a premier stage for the best golfers in the world—156 athletes in 2016 vying for $10 million in prize money. Dustin Johnson walked away with the $1.8 million winner’s purse, but Arena Americas, Oak Creek, Wis., was another big winner as the provider of 310 tents and structures totaling more than 364,000 square feet across the grounds of Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. It was Arena Americas’ second U.S. Open event for the U.S. Golf Association, and the tent city the company deployed for the 116th anniversary of the tournament required the same type of stamina, strategy and determination evidenced by the international golf legends playing the course.
The temporary structures were used for corporate hospitality, merchandise, sponsors, media, concessions, admissions and the security area. Arena installed a custom double-decker structure for a corporate hospitality space that featured special portal bracing to provide an unobstructed view of the challenging course. Tents included custom windows and glass walls, single and double glass doors, carpets and floor coverings, lighting and furniture. The high-profile job took five months of on-site installation and breaking down to create a temporary town that hosted as many as 30,000 fans a day.