Florida Strawberry Festival Offers New Stadium Seating for Concert Goers

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Plant City’s GT Grandstands presents new grandstands that will open with the annual festival.

These new grandstands will provide improved views to the stage in addition more comfort for viewers

It’s that time of the year to celebrate Plant City’s Florida Strawberry Festival. The tradition, starting back in 1930, is a celebration to honor Plant City’s strawberry harvest. Each year, the area welcomes thousands of visitors and locals to experience exhibits, social events, family entertainment, and much more on over 10,000 acres of land dedicated to the event. In 2018, Plant City based manufacturer, GT Grandstands, will officially open its newly constructed grandstands built for the Florida Strawberry Festival.

The new galvanized steel grandstand features an i-beam infrastructure with a wraparound design. It includes seating with backrests for all 8,500 spaces and includes inclusive design to accommodate event goers with all abilities. The new structure features more seats for the growing crowds coming from all over Florida and the US, and also elevates the festival’s appeal for future entertainment. The improved, integrated acoustics for the new stadium will provide top of the line concert accommodations for both acts and fans. “These new grandstands will provide improved views to the stage in addition more comfort for viewers,” says Greg Buckner, Vice President and General Manager for GT Grandstands. He adds, “We are excited to provide festival goers a state-of-the-art experience at this year’s event.”

GT Grandstands is a leading manufacturer of aluminum bleachers and grandstands in the US. The construction of the new amphitheater-style grandstand for the 2018 festival was a special one for employees located in Plant City and Lakeland, FL. “Our employees were so vested in making this great for our community. We all love the Florida Strawberry Festival and we are excited to show our neighbors the new grandstands,” added Buckner. The 11 day festival commences March 1.

About GT Grandstands:
GT Grandstands designs and manufactures premium-quality grandstands, bleachers and a range of spectator seating options. Selection includes permanent grandstands, press boxes, existing structure renovations, standard portable bleachers and team benches. GT Grandstands offers a variety of standard bleacher styles with optional ADA accessibility features as well as custom design options. For more information, visit http://www.gtgrandstands.com or call 866-550-5511 for a consultation. GT Grandstands is a PlayCore Company. More information is available at http://www.PlayCore.com.

About the Florida Strawberry Festival:
The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. Each year, over 500,000 visitors enjoy the Festival’s headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, exhibits of commerce and, of course, its world-famous strawberry shortcake. The 83rd Annual Florida Strawberry Festival will be held March 1 through March 11, 2018 in Plant City, Fla. For more information, visit http://www.flstrawberryfestival.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (#berryfest18).

For More Information, please contact:
Georgia W. Tippens
Director of Marketing
GT Grandstands

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