Big Ten Rentals supply the equipment for the Teamsters presidential forum hosted by Jimmy Hoffa at the veteran’s memorial coliseum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Late night political event setup for our client BNY Productions all the way on the west side of the state of Iowa in Larsen Park in Sioux City, Iowa. It was a political event for Hillary Clinton with 16 pieces of stage (dual structure), 125 bike barricade, 8′ x 30″ tables, 80 chairs, 4-step stairs, adjustable stairs and other items.
Almost everything for this Hillary Clinton political rally in Des Moines was provided by Big Ten Rentals. As you can see below, we rent almost everything needed for an event. Including several styles of stools with hundreds in stock like the one that Hillary will sit on.
The call to us and the actual event setup process for the average political rally is often last minute. This one was no exception. Yet we were able to assemble almost this entire event and set it up on time at the NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Last minute and late night/early morning political event setup in Mount Vernon. Big Ten Rentals set up a dual structure stage with adjustable stairs, bike barricade fencing, stanchions and more for a political rally with President Bill Clinton at Armstrong Hall at Cornell College for BNY Productions.
Political events tend to always be a last minute setup. This one located in Hampton, IL (a little over an hour’s drive from Big Ten Rentals in Iowa City) was no exception. We were given just a little over 24 hours notice and delivered our 30′ x 10 row towable bleachers plus hundreds of “bike rack” barricade for crowd control for this Hillary Clinton political rally.
We know what you are thinking…. “But wait, Big Ten Rentals is located in Iowa City, Iowa not Lincoln, Nebraska which is about 300+ miles West! It takes a special rental company to deliver multiple bleachers, bike barricades and black retractable stanchions for crowd control and pipe and drape for the backdrop. We were able to mobilize, deliver and set up for this event starting at 1:30 PM on Thursday, March 3rd.
Images after setup:
During the political rally:
What do you do when there are not enough emergency exits/fire exits for a large rally? Add more! Big Ten Rentals supplied two sets of double glass doors to increase the capacity of the U of I Field House by 500 people. Usually these doors are offered as an option on our clearspan tents. We had to get a little creative. The biggest challenge was not being allowed to bolt or screw into the facility. We utilized the bollards that were already in places and added several thousand pounds of concrete ballast.
Why the additional emergency exits were needed:
Pictures of our 7-row x 32 feet long granite bleacher system that seats 168 people with no aisle was great for this political rally in Iowa City. It was set up on a stage to make it elevated so the people could see better.
Our Granite Bleacher with a full crowd of people:
Busy weekend for Big Ten Rentals. We’ve set-up three different political rallies for this weekend (plus one on Monday). Locations included Des Moines at the Brenton Skating Plaza (seen below), Waterloo (see pictures) and Moline (see pictures). The Des Moines, Iowa event is shown below. We set up a second political event in Des Moines on November 3rd 2014. Our crew started at 6pm and worked until 3am (see pictures).
- 4 Row “Elite Seat” Bleacher
- 8′ x 12′ – Presidential stage (main stage)
- 8′ x 16′ – Custom press stage/riser
- 4′ x 8′ – Cut riser/stage
- 8′ x 12′ – Opening band stage
- Raised/Elevated Bleachers
- Executive Lectern/Podium
- Bike-rack barricade
- Black folding chairs
- 8′ x 30″ banquet tables
- 8′ banjo pipe and drape