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National Recreation Systems
America's most trusted bleacher company.

Bleacher Buying

How Much Do Bleacher Cost?

Aluminum bleachers and grandstands normally estimated by how many seats there are. The price for a set of elevated or non-elevated bleachers is anywhere from $100 to $500 a seat. If you want to install full VIP seats with armrests, the price can be upwards of $1000 a seat for larger stadiums and grandstands. Get in contact today with one of our sales professionals to better understand the actual cost for your bleachers.

Basic Bleacher Terms

Below is a list of commonly used terms related to bleacher seating specifications.

“Single Foot Plank” is a term used to describe (1) 2"x10” mill finish aluminum foot plank per row to rest your feet on when seated.

“Double Foot Plank” is a term used to describe (2) 2"x10” mill finish aluminum foot planks per row to rest your feet on when seated.

“Riser Plank” is a term used to describe a “mill finish” aluminum plank that is mounted vertically under the seat and behind your feet to close the opening to meet building and safety codes.

“Rise” The vertical measure from the top of a bleacher seat to the top of the bleacher seat in the next row.

“Run” The horizontal measure from the front of a bleacher seat to the front of the bleacher seat in the next row.

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Bleacher Models

5 Row Aluminum Bleachers - Standard Series - National Recreation Systems

Standard Models

“Standard” suffix STD on the end of our model # refers to the bleacher system having single mill finish 2"x10"aluminum foot plank on rows 2- 3, double mill finish aluminum 2"x10” foot planks and mill finish aluminum 1"x6” riser plank on rows 4 & up, double mill finish aluminum 1"x6” riser plank on top row only. Guardrails are also included on 4 row bleachers, but not required or included on 4 row low rise bleachers. Guardrails are included on all systems with 5 rows of seating or more.

3 Row Aluminum Bleachers - Preferred Series - National Recreation Systems

Preferred Models

“Preferred” suffix PRF on the end of our model # refers to the bleacher system having double mill finish aluminum 2"x10” foot plank on all rows and mill finish aluminum 1"x6” riser plank on rows 4 & up double mill finish aluminum 1"x6” riser plank on top row only. Guardrails are also included on 4 row bleachers, but not required or included on 4 row low rise bleachers. Guardrails are included on all systems with 5 rows of seating or more.

5 Row Aluminum Bleachers - Deluxe Series - National Recreation Systems

Deluxe Models

“Deluxe” suffix DLX on the end of our model # refers to the bleacher system having double mill finish aluminum 2"x10” foot plank on all rows, mill finish aluminum 1"x6” riser plank on all rows double mill finish aluminum 1"x6” riser plank on top row only, and aisle with anodized aluminum handrail. Guardrails are also included on 4-row bleachers, but not required or included on 4-row low rise bleachers. Guardrails are included on all systems with 5 rows of seating or more.

Whether you are building a new stadium or replacing old used bleachers we can help! After all, we are the best in our industry and we are the trusted bleacher manufacturer.

Bleacher Shade Canopies

After you have built your bleachers, it’s time to install a shade structure. This is a great way to improve the quality of your bleachers and allow your spectators to have a more enjoyable experience. NRS has partnered with its sister company, UltraShade by UltraSite, to make this possible. UltraShade offers a wide variety of high-quality engineered shade structures that protect from sun, heat, hail and UV Rays. 

Buying Used Bleachers

Bleachers, especially galvanized steel and aluminum bleachers, can last an extremely long time. It’s possible to find and purchased a set of used bleachers, but there are some considerations to make. A used set of bleachers might need to be updated to meet current safety code and compliance. It’s also smart to get regular maintenance to make sure your set of bleachers meet safety regulations for your spectators. If you have old sets of bleachers or purchase an old set of bleachers, we offer bleacher renovation services to update your set of bleachers and bring them up to code!