We are in the height of basketball season and have had the pleasure of working with arenas and colleges across the country. A Curtain-Tracks team member recently attended a college game (unfortunately her team lost - it's been a tough year!), but she noticed the curtain tracks that were at every entrance from the concourse area to the arena. Each entrance was equipped with fantastic curtain tracks!
MUSIC IS IN THE AIR
For sporting events, the curtains on these tracks are pulled open and to the side. You may not even notice them. For concerts however, these curtains get pulled closed once the performance starts. There’s a good reason for this! The curtains (which are often eclipse curtains), when closed shut, help keep sound from traveling and also block out light. When there is a concert, these curtains are especially helpful to create an environment that is dark except for the light on the stage.
Oftentimes, arenas and stadiums will use the 84004 Ball Bearing Curtain Track. It is a strong aluminum track that is available in 8 foot sections and can handle tugging and pulling on the curtains from the ushers. Add smooth rolling ball bearing carriers and eclipse curtains, and the look is complete.
The next time you visit an arena, look to see if they use curtain tracks and thick, light blocking curtains to keep the sound from the concourse from traveling into the arena, and vice versa. You might just see some of our products!
Have you ever been to a concert at an indoor venue? Perhaps one that doubles as a sports arena as well as a place that hosts concerts and special events? If you have, you may have noticed that when the artists take the stage, the entryways leading to the concourse, concession stands and bathrooms, become dark. That's because the ushers close heavy curtains to keep the light from the concourse streaming in, which can be distracting and take away from the performance.
The curtains, curtain tracks and the hardware that are used in these venues need to be tough - tough enough to withstand frequent opening and closing. These organizations often choose our Eclipse curtains which are light blocking and sound-absorbing (making it easier for the people at the concession stands to hear you when you order). This curtain is not only durable, it's also flame retardant and available in several different lengths. It also features a triple thick 1.5 inch header reinforced with a middle layer of nylon mesh. Hems and seams are locked in with Safe-T-Stitching making this a durable choice. Oftentimes, these curtains are paired with our 84004 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track. This track is a strong aluminum architectural track that accommodates ball bearing carriers, and is available in 8-foot sections, but it can also be mounted end-to-end for wider applications.
NOT JUST FOR SPORTS ARENAS
These curtains and tracks aren't just for big sports arenas. Many of our customers order these same products for their theatres. High School, community and college theatres, all benefit from eclipse curtains and sturdy curtain tracks. The high quality of all of our products and our excellent customer service, are what keeps our customers coming back.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
Whether you are planning on adding curtain tracks to an arena or to your home, Curtain-Track's products can be used for applications both big and small. Providing outstanding customer service is a top priority for our Team, so whether you need help in selecting the appropriate drapery hardware, guidance during installation, or advice on returning a product, we will do all we can to be sure our customers are completely satisfied.
Lately, we’ve been thinking big. Really big. Like, arena big. These thoughts took us all the way to Kansas, where there is no place like…Wichita State University (WSU). We were happy to outfit WSU’s Charles Koch Arena with curtains, curtain tracks, and drapery hardware worthy of the Shockers. Curtains probably aren’t the first thing that springs to mind when you think of heading to an arena to watch a basketball game or concert, or to a stadium to watch football, but they can be very useful in these venues.