BASKETBALL Victoria and Ace Seating have signed an exclusive partnership to recognise Ace Seating as a Support Partner throughout 2019.
Bringing seating into the fold, this is the first partnership Basketball Victoria has signed with a seating partner, which will add to our long-standing relationships with flooring partners throughout our history.
The partnership with Victorian-based Ace Seating, whom are proudly Australian owned and operated, comes at a time of significant growth in basketball. There are over 632 basketball venues currently in use every week across Victoria, with additional stadia and increased infrastructure still needed across the state.
With the recent re-election of the Andrews Labor Government comes a commitment of $239m to basketball in Victoria. This election commitment will fuel the expansion of our sport across the state, with projects ranging from the State Basketball Centre redevelopment, the Victorian regional basketball hubs to school stadia and several regional developments in places including Macedon Ranges, Maffra and Ballarat.
We look forward to working with Ace Seating to ensure our stadia and infrastructure meet the highest standards of comfort and ease of use. Ace Seating systems have developed a number of high-end features including with Wi-Fi banks, USB charging ports, hearing loops and heated seats.
“At a time when basketball needs rapid infrastructure expansion, we are delighted to have a key partner such as Ace Seating come on board,” Basketball Victoria CEO Nick Honey said. “Ace Seating has recently completed an installation of 3,000 fixed and retractable seats at the Bendigo Stadium extension – showcasing their ability to provide seating options for any size venue across Victoria and beyond.
“They’re perfectly placed to help improve seating for our associations and venues throughout Victoria.”
Ace Seating’s Principle Partner Jason Tully said he was looking forward to sharing the organisation’s expertise with the basketball community in Victoria.
“Ace Seating have over 15 years’ experience in the sports facility sector,” Tully said. “We are large enough to produce and small enough to care.
“Our reputation has been built on delivering outstanding service before, during and after installation and this will be the continuing foundation with our Basketball Victoria relationship.
“We look forward to working with all clubs and associations both large and small and we guarantee our best attention at all times.”
Basketball Victoria is proud to align with ACE Seating and look forward to providing associations throughout Victoria access to their knowledge and capabilities, which will provide venue managers with holistic advice when considering upgrades and new builds.