The Preakness Stakes

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The Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in the Triple Crown, is a full-day of racing at Pimlico Race Course. The event features a tented corporate village, along with numerous tents set up throughout the property.

case study

US Event Structures provided tenting for the annual running of the Preakness Stakes, held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The two-month installation involved many different elements – the first of which was creating a Corporate Village, comprised of over 70,000 square feet of tented space.  

Each tent in the Corporate Village was floored, carpeted, lit and enclosed in case of inclement weather.  Our crew was on site beginning at 5am on race day to remove all of the sidewalls from each tent if a sunny forecast was predicted.  An additional structure was installed along the finish line for guests who wanted to experience the race’s final moments.  To create a unique look for one sponsor in particular, we installed a custom structure with a round end to act as an outdoor balcony for race viewing.

A two story structure was installed at turn one and was divided into different suites for corporate sponsors.  The suite included an enclosed interior area with a covered balcony for outdoor race viewing. 

The installation for this project was very precise.  The location for the very first tent needed to be measured down to the very inch, so that all other tents would fall correctly into place.

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