High Performance Shading for Sports Facilities

Apollo Sunguard Offers High Performance Shade for Sports Facilities

Fans love to watch their favorite team and athletes compete, whether it’s on a field, a court, a course or a green. But sitting in the glaring sun for hours can keep even the most dedicated spectators away. During the summer months, athletic facilities can be brutally hot. From metal bleachers and stands to hardtop basketball and tennis courts to treeless golf greens, sports complexes need well-planned and structured shade.

The Benefits of Shading Athletic Venues

Apollo Sunguard offers a variety of sunshades that can protect athletes and sports fans from heat-related illnesses, make attending outdoor events more pleasant, and reduce sun damage to sport facilities and equipment.

Cool Down and Block UV Rays

Apollo Sunguard shade structures are designed to promote air circulation while lowering temperatures underneath by up to 20 degrees and blocking up to 96% of the sun’s UV rays. Apollo shades also reduce glare and sun blindness, so playing and watching outdoor sports is more enjoyable, cool and comfortable.

With dozens of different shade structure styles, and an array of fabric and frame colors, as well as custom options, Apollo Sunguard can provide a perfect fit for your athletic facility shade needs and look great doing it. Sunshades can enhance the appeal of the facility and be a cost-effective solution for covering grandstands, providing bleacher shade or dugout shade, or shading entire basketball courts or tennis courts. By reducing direct sunlight and the resulting sun damage, shade structures protect the investment made in sports facilities, outdoor seating and recreation areas.

Protect Athletes and Spectators from Heat-Related Illness

Sports and shade should go hand in hand. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, exertional heat stroke (EHS) is among the leading causes of on-the-field sudden death in athletes. Even in less severe forms, heat exhaustion and sunburn can be debilitating. For outdoor sports, shade is one of the most often recommended preventions for sunburn and heat-related illnesses.

Large shade structures, such as bleacher shades, sails and cantilevered shades, offer superior protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays and minimize the chances of heat-related illnesses. Apollo offers many options, including the Apollo Sunguard Titan, a large square or rectangle shade that is specifically designed and engineered to span a large open area, such as a basketball court, where individual smaller standard interconnected shade structures would not be suitable. They can also be interconnected to cover multiple courts, fields or exercise facilities, and are perfect for school and other outdoor recreation areas that need shade.

A Lasting Investment

Apollo Sunguard shade structures come with a 20-year warranty on the steel framework and a 15-year warranty on the fabric. Weather-resistant and wind-resistant fabrics and shades can also be engineered to offer protection from stray balls.

Increase the comfort and usability of outdoor sports facilities with Apollo Sunguard. For more information on how we can design, manufacture and install the right shade for your sports facility, contact us at 941-925-3001 or at [email protected].

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