School Sporting Event BarricadesManufacturing such a unique product, we are constantly surprised by how our barricades end up being used. There are other plastic crowd control barricades out there but none of them are as well-designed or sturdy (not bragging, just saying). Our team has worked enough events to know how much rigidity and stability matters!
Barricades for Wrestling, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, & Martial Arts
Two venues that really benefit from plastic crowd control over metal are gymnasiums and basketball courts at high schools and universities. We hear from Athletic Directors, and Operations and Facility Managers about how much more friendly plastic barricades are for expensive wood floors and wrestling mats.
Benefits of Plastic Sports BarricadesOnce plastic crowd control barricades have been set up and linked they are very stable. People can lean on them and because the feet are low to the ground and create traction, they do not move easily. The barricades we manufacture are designed to be heavy enough to create a sturdy barrier but light enough to be carried by one person. Two people can carry 2-3 when they’re stacked flat.
Another advantage for Athletic Directors or competition organizers is the wide range of colors available and the option to add custom barricade signage. We find that schools and universities are excited to have a more colorful option that can blend in with their school colors and mascots. We have a lot of customers who use the signage option to add directional messages or to restrict access to certain areas.
Sports Safety BarricadesThe safety aspect of plastic is another benefit that can’t be ignored. Steel barricades are sometimes the cheaper option but can be a hazard if someone falls into them. With plastic, any impact will be lessened and there are options for insulating the barricades further, such as ballasting them with sand or water. We’ve also seen pipe insulation slid over the top and feet to create more of a cushion.
If you’re wondering whether or not to make the switch to plastic, consider the long-term benefits. Plastic just might be the friendlier option!