Win Over the Crowd with Professional Arena Rigging

Thern Stage Arena Rigging

Win Over the Crowd with Professional Arena Rigging

Thern Stage Arena Rigging


As a worldwide leader in arena rigging equipment, you can find Thern Stage products in prominent venues from the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver to the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota. We have provided custom roll drops for the world’s first stadium reduction system, high-speed line shafts to deploy banners after scoring plays, and custom high-capacity hoists to raise, hold, and lower scoreboards for maintenance and servicing. No matter the arena application, we can move it all from big to small.

A Versatile Arena Rigging Solution from Thern Stage

liberty capstan winch

Arenas need the ability to support live music concerts and sporting events, most of which require the installation of extensive lighting and audio equipment with temporary chain hoists and rigging. To get this gear installed faster and safer, our Liberty® capstan can lift up to 1,000 lbs. of equipment into position. This winch will keep cool under pressure and operate smoothly with even the most demanding load-in schedules.

It’s an excellent solution for arena rigging applications. Business Development Manager Paul Brunner noted, “The Liberty capstan can be used in arenas and stadiums as a more general-purpose device.”

This capstan winch is quiet, powerful, durable, and portable, which allows it to go where most winches can’t. It features precision planetary gearing, a durable DC motor, and a compact design. The powder-coat finish and corrosion-resistant components ensure dependable operation for many years.

An Arena Rigging Case Study

U.S. Bank Stadium is an enclosed stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Built on the former site of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, the indoor venue opened in 2016 and is the home of the Minnesota Vikings (NFL). The client needed a custom solution to move a cover on a rollaway bleacher system to store extra seating when not in use during a venue change. There was a very compact area for machinery to operate in, so planning was needed to fit a hoist into a small concrete surround.

Thern Stage designed and built a series of custom line shaft hoists to lift a section of bleachers, as well as custom termination to secure the connection of the wire rope of the winch to the load. This project also involved partnering with a seating manufacturer and other vendors to integrate a retractable riser with fixed seating.

U.S. Bank Stadium is an epicenter of excitement, opportunity, and Minnesota pride. It’s a venue that hosts major national and international events that create economic, fiscal, and social benefits for the community. With the added flexibility of storing extra seating when needed, the facility can better accommodate different types of events.

Let Thern Stage help you elevate your venue with professional arena rigging that won’t let you down. We possess decades of expertise to provide you with optimal solutions for any entertainment application. Connect with us today to get started!