We are often asked “How many people do your bleachers seat”… The answer is always the same… as many as you need! The limitation with any rental bleacher installation is the amount of space available for bleacher sections, and any ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements for your event.

To give an idea of how many bleacher sections, or how long the sections need to be, we’ve prepared the chart below (click link for image version). .

 

Non-Elevated Bleacher Seating Capacity

Based on 18″ per seat. Capacities are for net seating however totals may change depending on ADA requirements

Bleacher Length

 

 

Number of Rows

21′

42′

63′

84′

105′

126′

147′

168′

189′

210′

5

55

110

180

235

305

360

430

485

555

610

10

110

220

350

460

610

700

840

950

1,110

1,220

15

165

330

540

705

915

1,080

1,290

1,455

1,665

1,830

20

220

440

720

940

1,220

1,440

1,720

1,940

2,230

2,440

Number of Aisles per bleacher

1

2

2

3

3

4

4

5

5

6

 

As you can see, for an event seating 500 people, there are several options, with longer 5 row bleacher sections, or shorter 20 row bleacher sections. When you call to rent bleachers, be sure to have an idea of how many guests you are expecting to seat, as well as the amount of floor/ground space available for the bleachers. If there is a lot of ground space, you can possibly do fewer rows, making it easier for guests to get to their seats, but if you have a smaller length of area, you might need more rows… and also more “head room”.