Arena boasts premium seats

SEATING FOR ALL: Those fortunate enough to attend the official opening of the White Park Arena last Saturday nigh  witnessed what a superb outdoor venue the township of Scone has achieved.
SEATING FOR ALL: Those fortunate enough to attend the official opening of the White Park Arena last Saturday nigh witnessed what a superb outdoor venue the township of Scone has achieved.

The all new White Park Arena is an impressive undercover stadium that can seat over 2800 people, making it the perfect host to showcase entertainment and equine events for Scone and the surrounding regions.

Felton Industries, Australia’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of quality outdoor furniture, was involved in development of the White Park Recreation and Equine Facility Development from its initial concept.

Working with the architects on the design, Felton provided consultation on the type of seating that would best complement the spectacular new venue, which was many years in the planning.

When it was clear that grants for the White Park Arena had been successful, Felton’s status as a Local Government Provider meant that the team could move quickly without tendering to utilise the grant funding that had been acquired to build the venue and meet the tight deadlines associated with it.

Stage 1 of the project featured multiple requirements including a 90mx60m roof, lighting, irrigation and spectator seating.

As seating was needed in time for the Scone Horse Festival last year, running from May 4-18 back in 2018, the White Park Management and Development committee contacted Felton Industries to provide a quick turnaround.

Felton Industries had recommended the Select Grandstand for the arena, one of their most popular spectator seating options.

Constructed from premium Australian aluminium and designed to withstand sustained, heavy use, each Select Grandstand is stylish, durable and maintenance-free with seating for 40 people.

A total of 39 Select Grandstands were needed for the Arena and 10 had to be installed in time to provide seating for spectators during the Scone Horse Festival.

Timing was extremely tight, but thanks to their strong yet-simple-design, the 10 grandstands were installed on the day prior to the festival opening by two Felton Industries staff.

Phase 2 of the project involved the installation of the remaining grandstands which were delivered and installed by Felton Industries within one week.

With inclusiveness at the core of all of Felton’s outdoor furniture, the Select Grandstands installed at White Park Arena include wheelchair settings that meet Australian Standard 1428 Design for Access and Mobility and ensure accessibility to the venue for all.

The official opening of the White Park Arena proved a fantastic success last Saturday and with many exciting events to be hosted in the upcoming months, the region can be sure that the new outdoor venue with its practical and thoughtful undercover seating, will lure visitors to the region from near and far.