The USL has announced a partnership with T&B Equipment Co., an SGA Production Services company, that will make it its official modular stadium and seating supplier. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
T&B will be an official supplier for all related properties, including the USL, USL Division III, the Premier Development League (PDL), and the Super Y League. In addition, T&B will have a presence at the USL’s annual Winter Summit in December. A recognized leader in stadium seating, T&B has become a leading provider of modular venues, as well, most recently constructing the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex, which features 6,200 seats and luxury suites.
“As the USL continues to draw heightened interest from potential partners, we are thrilled to welcome T&B Equipment to our family,” said USL president Jake Edwards. “The work T&B completed in developing the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex was outstanding. They will be a fantastic resource for new and existing clubs. From a Super Y club that is looking to add seating, tenting, barricades, signage, etc., for a special event to a new USL club looking to build a modular stadium, T&B has the resources and expertise to deliver.”
“We are a company whose primary focus is on enhancing the spectator experience, whether it’s building a stadium or adding seating to a stadium that needs increased capacity. We want to thank the USL for choosing us to partner with in the growth of soccer, and new stadiums to accommodate that growth,” said John Campanelli, CEO of T&B Equipment.
The USL is in a historically unique position among professional sports leagues. Over the next five years, the USL will oversee the expansion of an estimated 30–40 new franchises at the second and third divisions of professional soccer, creating numerous opportunities for potential suppliers and vendors to support this growth.
Through its Preferred Supplier Program, the USL will connect suppliers with both new franchise owners and existing USL clubs looking to deliver the best possible experience for fans. Preferred suppliers must meet the USL’s strict quality standards. These are “Best in Class” companies that provide services and products to professional franchises and stadium developers. The USL is currently in discussions with suppliers that support stadium development, as well as the buildout of team front offices and operations.
Image from USL action in Week 7: Phoenix Rising v. Reno.