Agreement encompasses all USL properties, including USL Division III and PDL
TAMPA, Fla. – United Soccer Leagues, LLC, one of the most prominent Division II professional leagues in the world, today announced it has named T&B Equipment Co., an SGA Production Services company — both industry leaders in stadium seating services — as 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.
For more information on the USL Preferred Supplier Program, contact Josh Keller at Josh.Keller@uslsoccer.com.
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T&B, a subsidiary of SGA Production Services, has been the premier provider of custom spectator seating, accommodations, and other sporting-venue elements across the U.S. for more than twenty years. Whether it’s building temporary seating for golf or building a modular stadium for soccer, the T&B team partners with its clients to provide flawless execution and deliver spectacular results. For more information, visit www.tbequipment.com.
About the USL:
The USL is one of the most prominent Division II professional soccer leagues in the world, with 30 markets in 20 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces for the 2017 season. In total, the USL reaches a population of 75 million people, fueling the growth of professional soccer across North America.
In 2016, more than $100 million were invested league-wide into stadium infrastructure to create venues that deliver an unforgettable fan and competitor experience. The USL has national media partnerships with ESPN and SiriusXM, and recently invested $10 million to create USL Productions – which includes a state-of-the-art facility that will produce and distribute nearly 500 league matches and more than 1,000 hours of original content to national partners, local affiliates, USL’s Match Center and international markets.
A growing league, the USL has more than doubled in size since 2014, with Ottawa Fury FC, Reno 1868 FC and the Tampa Bay Rowdies debuting in 2017. Nashville SC is the first club set to join the league for 2018. Beyond league play, the USL regularly features international exhibitions against leading Premier League, Liga MX, and Bundesliga clubs, among others.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., the USL provides unparalleled club support with a growing team of more than 50 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to marketing, communications and sponsorship. Follow the USL at USLSoccer.com, the USL Match Center, and on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
LMS Marketing & Communications – Lenny Santiago – 386.451.5809
T&B Equipment – Danny Ellis – 804.400.5349