Lawn Tennis Association awards 5-year contracts to Arena and Neptunus

Following a competitive tender process, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has awarded five-year contracts to Arena and Neptunus for the Fever-Tree Championships, the prestigious ATP 500 grass court tennis tournament staged at The Queen's Club each June.

Between 2020 and 2024, Arena will install the 10,000 temporary seats needed to accommodate ticket-holders around Centre Court and Court 1, and Neptunus will build their state-of-the-art Evolution II temporary structure to house 3,450 square metres of ticket-holder and hospitality facilities.

“We are delighted to be working with both Arena and Neptunus in building the infrastructure for the Fever-Tree Championships, which was voted ATP-500 Tournament of the Year by the players recently and is shortlisted for Event of the Year in the upcoming BT Sport industry Awards,” said Tournament Director Stephen Farrow, who is also the LTA’s Director of International Events and Professional Game.

“Most people visiting the tournament don’t realise that, apart from the historic Queen’s Club Clubhouse, all of the infrastructure at the Fever-Tree Championships is temporarily built and then removed over a ten week period every year — an immensely complex and challenging undertaking.

“Arena has been a big part of the success of this event for many years and we look forward to continuing that relationship in the years to come. Neptunus are new partners for us, and we were impressed with their vision and plan for a two-storey hospitality area that will have fantastic views over our practice courts. We believe that, from 2020, our ticket-holders and hospitality guests are going to love the experience of attending the Fever-Tree Championships more than ever.”

Martin Clark, Senior Project Director, Arena, said: “It’s a privilege to continue our involvement with the LTA. We have thoroughly enjoyed supporting the delivery of such an award-winning event over the last 30 years and from 2020 look forward to a further five years of delivering temporary seating to provide an awesome customer experience at a truly great sporting event.”

April Trasler, Managing Director, Neptunus, said: “The Evolution has become the structure of choice for major international conferences and summits for prestigious organisations including the United Nations and NATO. We are absolutely delighted to secure a contract with the LTA where our unrivalled technology will be experienced by guests at one of the world’s top tennis championships — and provide us with a fantastic showcase to demonstrate the quality of our dynamic products.”

The Fever-Tree Championships is owned and organised by the LTA and features most of the best male tennis players in the world. The Roll of Honour includes Rod Laver, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.

So far, five-time champion Andy Murray, British No.1 Kyle Edmund, defending champion Marin Cilic, Nick Kyrgios and exciting young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who reached the recent Australian Open semifinals, have signed up to play.

The 2019 edition of the Fever-Tree Championships will take place 17th-23rd June, broadcast live throughout by the BBC and Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

Tickets are now available, starting from £50 - http://po.st

About the LTA
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is the National Governing Body for tennis in Great Britain, responsible for developing and promoting the sport, with a mission to get more people playing tennis more often. It does this under the consumer brand of British Tennis, by working with a broad range of partners and over 25,000 volunteers, to grow the game in communities, clubs and schools. The LTA represents the interests of over 590,000 British Tennis Members, men and women, girls and boys across the country, playing on more than 23,000 courts. The LTA runs and supports a network of 11,500 approved tournaments for players of all ages, the corner-stones of which are the premier grass court events leading up to Wimbledon: the Nature Valley Open (at Nottingham), the Nature Valley Classic (at Birmingham), the Fever-Tree Championships (at The Queen’s Club, London) and the Nature Valley International (at Eastbourne). The LTA works with many delivery partners to grow the sport across the country. One of these is its charitable entity, the Tennis Foundation, to provide a tennis provision for more than 20,000 schools, disadvantaged youth as well as promoting tennis as an inclusive sport for anyone with a disability. For further information about the LTA and British Tennis, and to review the British Tennis strategy for 2015 — 2019 visit www.lta.org.uk or follow us on Twitter @BritishTennis.

About Arena
Arena provides integrated events solutions, designing and delivering temporary environments for sporting and cultural occasions and architectural projects. With a wealth of experience and unparalleled expertise, Arena will ensure your next event’s a memorable one.
Our specialisms are: scaffolding, structures, seating, ice rinks, mass participation events, interiors, fencing & barriers, catering equipment hire, bars and cold rooms.

About Neptunus
Founded 80 years ago, Neptunus remains a family-run business known for the creativity and innovation of its temporary structures. With a head office in The Netherlands and divisions in the UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Poland and Austria, Neptunus has a proven track record in the design, manufacture and delivery of all types of temporary buildings.

Neptunus Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Neptunus BV based in The Netherlands. Its UK operation is located in Swan Valley, Northampton, where the company has purpose built offices, storage and maintenance facilities. Neptunus has over 450,000 square metres of high quality structures in a wide range of styles.

With cassette flooring systems, Neptunus’ flexible and spacious structures provide ideal solutions for short-term or longer-term rental requirements. For more information visit:www.neptunus.co.uk

Media Contacts
David Law, Media Director, Fever-Tree Championships - david.law@lawsports.net; +44 (0) 7764186090

John Dolan, Head of Media, Lawn Tennis Association - John.Dolan@lta.org.uk

Neptunus, Paul Smith Associates: T: + 44 (0)1420 22532; paul@paulsmithassociates.co.uk

Arena, Kate Karagholi, Marketing Manager; T: +44 (0) 1480 274 575; kkaragholi@arenagroup.com

Published: 14/03/2019