Category Archives: Crowd Control

Event Setup for the 2017 Iowa Soul Festival in Iowa City. IA

Iowa City Summer of the Arts logo 2016 Iowa Soul Festival: logo

Big Ten Rentals sets up the 2017 Iowa Soul Festival in the pedestrian mall of Iowa City. IA. The main stage was made up of our staging with a 20′ x 20′ Tentnology frame tent over it and bike-rack barricade to keep people from getting too close to the performing artists. We also setup several other tents for vendors and other events going on at the ped mall.

Block Party Rentals for Fundraising & Charity Events

100+ Men Who Care Hawkeye Chapter LOGOWe set up this fundraising event for the Hawkeye Chapter of 100+ Men Who Care.  We were able to get the streets closed only 2.5 hours before the beginning of this event. We set up two 20′ x 20′ frame tents used as a beer & wine garden, presentation stage, security fencing (to keep under-age drinkers out), tables and chairs before the event.

This event raised over $52,000 for local charities.

Target stores rent crowd control for Black Friday

Target logo

The “push” is on to get ready for the large crowds on Black Friday. Two Big Ten Rentals employees have been driving around Eastern Iowa delivering a large quantity of bike barricade and belt style stanchions to several Target stores today.

See our available crowd control options.

Bleachers & Pipe and Drape set-up for Indoor gymnastic event at the Marriott in Coralville, Iowa

Gymnesnest in Coralville IowaMarriott Coralville hotel and conference center logo

This event is taking place at the Marriott in Coralville in conjunction with Gym-Nest. Two 5-row bleachers (seats 50 each) were placed on both sides of our towable 45′ hydraulic bleacher (seats 273 people). Belt style stanchions and pipe and drape was also delivered and set-up by Big Ten Rentals for this event.

Getting set up for the 2014 Northside Oktoberfest Downtown Iowa City, IA

NorthSide Oktoberfest Iowa City, IA

Big Ten Rentals will be closing roads so we can begin setup of the 2014 NorthSide Oktoberfest on Friday. We are packed up and ready to go.

Items to be set up:

2014 Iowa Soul Festival Sept 19- 20 in Iowa City

Iowa Soul Festival: logo

Large festivals, like this one, are often set up late at night and into the early morning. Roads are closed and streets are cleared to make way for our 14  person setup crew from Big Ten Rentals. We set up 20 frame tents, 1 stage (CBS channel 2 KGAN-TV), 1 Scaffolding event entrance, event perimeter of bike barricade fence, orange border fence, security fencing for beer garden, 4 picnic tables, +100 tables, +100 chairs, pole banners, 1 Inflatable (Bounce House/Slide) and more. We finished setup at 3:00 am.

Below are pictures of our crew at work late on setting up for the 2014 Iowa Soul Festival in Downtown Iowa City & The Daily Iowan.

See more information about the 2014 Iowa Soul Festival on Facebook.

Images during the event:

25th Anniversary of Field of Dreams

25th anniversary of field of dreams logo

Read more about Big Ten Rentals involvement in the 25th anniversary of Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa.










2014 Iowa Arts Festival in Iowa City

Images of the 2014 Iowa Arts Festival in downtown Iowa City.
Read more about Big Ten Rentals involvement in the setup of the 2014 Iowa Arts Festival in downtown Iowa City.

2004 Political Rally for Senator John Edwards in Des Moines, Iowa

In July 2004 Senator John Edwards visits Des Moines, Iowa to thank Iowans during a political rally.
In July 2004 Senator John Edwards visits Des Moines, Iowa to thank Iowans during a political rally.

On Thursday July 15th 2004 Big Ten Rentals setup a stage, security barricades, carpet and stage skirting for Senator John Edwards to speak at a lunchtime crowd during a Political Rally in Des Moines, Iowa.