Reliance Foundry Bollards Used at Kent State's Dix Stadium
April 16, 2012 – News from Reliance Foundry – for immediate release
Written by: Brad Done
Game day is an exciting time for sports fans. They pull on jerseys, grab foam fingers, and paint their faces before heading off to cheer on their favorite team. The march to the stadium from dorms and parking lots is a bonding experience for folks of all ages.
For facility managers, the game day experience includes ensuring traffic is routed properly, that security measures are in place, and that things run smoothly behind the scenes for the enjoyment of everyone.
Reliance Foundry's model R-7589 bollards on display in front of Kent State University's Dix Stadium
Stadium traffic, both vehicular and footfall, needs to be managed with forethought given to potential problems. The increase of everything -- from people, to cars & buses, to vendors, to delivery and service crews -- requires careful preparation.
Many stadiums, like Kent State University's Dix Stadium, use bollards to help manage pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Reliance Foundry provides several types of bollards for use around stadiums. One common choice is the model R-7589 bollard that was chosen by Dix Stadium architects.
The model R-7589 bollard used on this site was configured as a removable bollard. It was installed using one of the optional removable bollard mounting methods (pictured) offered by Reliance Foundry. Bollards like this have a decorative element to them, to give some interest and styling, while providing a valuable function.
Diagram showing optional removable bollard mounting options for Reliance Foundry’s decorative bollards
Most stadiums have large walkways and open walking areas surrounding the stadium to accommodate the large crowds. Such large, open spaces could be an invitation for vehicles to drive up and onto places where they would be a safety hazard. Removable bollards provide protection for pedestrians from vehicles coming up where they are not allowed.
However, the fact that these bollards can be removed, enables a facility manager to open the space when a vehicle is needed close to the stadium.
Delivery trucks, maintenance crews, construction vehicles -- all do need to get close to the stadium from time to time. The
removable nature of the bollards allows for this temporary access.
The bollards also serve to warn pedestrians when they are approaching close to a street. People leaving the stadium to head back to their cars might not be paying attention to where they are walking. Coming up on a bollard near the road gives the heads up that traffic is near.
The bollards used in front of Dix Stadium are just one of the styles in use across stadiums everywhere. Reliance Foundry gives many different style options to choose from to address the many ways that bollards enhance a property for safety, security, and landscaping needs.
Visit Reliance Foundry's bollards web site to see their entire selection of bollard products.
About Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.
Reliance Foundry has been a family-owned business since 1927. Bollards
are one of its main product lines, along with industrial wheels, bike parking products and investment castings. Reliance sources products globally and offers quick and convenient delivery in the United States and Canada from its Vancouver location.