Ryder Cup LogoRyder Cup: Team USASeptember 22-24 2006, The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
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Unique Structure for Ryder Cup Media Centre

The world's media will be reporting on The 2006 Ryder Cup, filing reports from a Media Centre that uses the latest structural technology.

Rod Williams, Press Officer
20 September 2006

The TFS design was also used for the Media Centre at the G8 Summit at Gleneagles last year.

Ron Smith, Projects Director of Arena Structures, said: "The TFS design is sufficiently different to be eye catching. It is the first time we have used it for a golf Media Centre and is different from other structures as there is no rippling of the canvas. In wind, it is much quieter than other structures."

Construction of the tentage at The K Club began on July 8 and across the site 40,000 square metres of tentage is being used for The 2006 Ryder Cup. Construction on the Media Centre began on July 31.

Arena Structures are one of three companies providing structures across The Ryder Cup site. Western Pleasure is an Irish Company which has supplied structures to all The European Tour’s Irish events for a number of years. Western Pleasure have built the two tier hospitality unit overlooking the 18th and a variety of other structures including the International Pavilion and the PGA and K Club Members tents.

De Boer Structures have also constructed a number of units including the impressive Ryder Cup Travel Services Pavilion overlooking the 16th tee. This is a new structure first used at the 2006 football World Cup. The 150 metre Liffey Suites are also provided by De Boer Structures.

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