Arena Group completes acquisition of Stadium Solutions

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Events solution business Arena Group has completed its acquisition of stadium specialist Stadium Solutions.

The deal is designed to expand Arena’s presence in the UK and Europe stadium market. Stadium Solutions, which is based in West Sussex, will continue to operate under the same name.

Stadium Solutions has been operating since 1994 and specialises in building spectator stands, covered standing terraces, turnstiles and turnstile buildings, and dugouts. It has delivered projects for football clubs such as Aston Villa, Brighton & Hove Albion and Salford City.

Arena works with a number of sporting events, teams and venues, including London Stadium, the London Marathon, Edinburgh Rugby and Cheltenham Festival.

Tom Evans, chief executive of Arena UK & Europe, said: “We’re delighted to have acquired Stadium Solutions. It’s a company with a fantastic track record for permanent stadia and seating solutions and one we’ve admired for a long time. This is an exciting moment for Arena, and we’re looking forward to the opportunities which lay ahead.”

Phil Harris, chief executive and founder of Stadium Solutions, added: “This is a deal which makes perfect sense to both us and Arena Group.

“Our interests and ambitions align perfectly and, working together, we can look to become a major player in both the permanent and temporary stadia markets. I’m very proud of everything we have achieved as a company and now, as part of Arena Group, I’m excited about this next chapter in our story.”