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Focus on Football

We have recently been busy installing a run of players tunnels for; Sheppey United, Accrington Stanley, Tranmere Rovers FC & Chelmsford City FC. Each club had its own requirements for their tunnels, ranging from a 11m black tunnel to span between a changing facility and the stadium at Chelmsford City FC and a red 4m tunnel directly going onto the pitch at Accrington Stanley.

All the new players tunnels feature Kadar individual PVC panels, 1.1m wide which are produced to the exact width of each pentagraph centre of the tunnel frame. Each panel is sewn with the keder on both sides and high-frequency welded to create a waterproof structure. Each tunnel runs on custom floor tracking to create a smooth and easy-to-use retracting mechanism. The primary function of the tunnel is to provide protection from any potential falling objects when players are walking onto the pitch. It also offers a premium extension to the facilities and helps build an atmosphere at the beginning of each game.

Velcro sections that allow sponsorship logos to be placed along the tunnel are also added when required. The tunnel Kadar system allows for panels to be individually removed if replacements are needed over time, which prolongs the tunnels’ lifespan.

Stuart Canvas has 50 years of experience in manufacturing, constructing, and installing high-quality tunnels for both the sports and industrial sector. Many of which are custom-made or bespoke for the client. In projects such as these Stuart Canvas are happy to provide CAD drawings and concepts. These are provided ahead of manufacturing in order to ensure both the client and our manufacturing team are aligned in their ideas.

Stuart Canvas tunnels are available in a range of sizes to suit your needs. They can be fixed, free-standing, or retractable, with sunken or floor-mounted tracking. The dedicated Research and Development team can find you a solution to unusual covering issues or requirements you may have.

To find out more about our retractable tunnels please contact us.

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