Inspired Style. Maximum Flexibility.
At Sheridan Seating, we know your space needs a solution that fits. That’s why we’re committed to delivering a seating system that maximizes flexibility, style and safety.
From schools and auditoriums, to sports arenas and more, our reliable and easy-to-use telescopic seating systems are uniquely designed to play supporting role in your facility needs so your performances can shine.
The best part? Our seating systems are fully customizable, so you’ll never have to design your venue around our products. Our expert sales team will listen closely to your needs and develop a solution that checks all the boxes for your multi-use space.
Exceptionally Strong. Extraordinarily Custom.
Rugged Engineering. North American Made.
At Sheridan Seating, we design products that look great and are built to last. We source the majority of our materials and components from North American suppliers so that you can feel 100% confident in our products.
Our rugged bleacher understructure is made from 100% North American steel and is the strongest on the market. Engineered with ¾” decking and 10 gauge tubing, and supported by four columns instead of only two, you’ll never question the toughness or durability of your Sheridan Seating system.
All of our telescopic seating systems are powered by an industry-leading 4 horsepower motor so your recoverable space will always be available at the touch of a button.
We proudly design and manufacture our seating systems in our home plant in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, where we stringently test and inspect each component before it leaves our facility to ensure a safe, top-quality product is delivered and installed every time.
Telescopic Seating Systems
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FEATURES + BENEFITS
Your Space. Your Configuration.We also know that creating a functional space takes creativity and ingenuity. Sheridan Seating’s selection of installation options and configurations means that your telescopic seats can function how you need them to – on and off game day.
Don’t miss out on recoverable space when your seating system is retracted. Choose from one of Sheridan Seating’s three installations options designed to maximize your venue’s space efficiency. With each option, Sheridan Seating’s custom understructure can seamlessly accommodate up to 50 telescoping rows.
Wall Attached Instalation
Choose from one of two standard chair mount options designed to meet your venue’s space and configuration needs.
Deck Mount: Mounted on the surface of your platform, this chair style allows for easy folding to stow away seats between rows. Available with an optional semi-automatic fold down device, chairs can be folded as the system is closed. Once opened, chairs are locked into place for safe and secure seating with less fuss. Dimensional requirements?
Nose Mount: Mounted to the nose of each platform level, these seats offer a chair with ergonomic construction that fits into a narrow envelope for low-rise retractable platforms. Sheridan’s upholstered nost mount style allows for additional seat padding for maximum comfort. Dimensional requirements?
Whether a fully manual or electric drive system is within your vision and budget, Sheridan Seating can recommend and install the best operating device for the job.
Manual: Manual operation is available for seating systems up to 15’ wide and 7 rows deep, and are installed with a standard operator handle. Easy to use, the operator handle hooks under the first row of bleachers and is used to guide the system sections in or out.
Manual systems can be upgraded with an optional Portable Power Tractor Mule. This bleacher mule is a safe and economical way for one person to make the job of opening and closing the bleachers easier and more efficient. Sheridan Seating’s Portable Power Tractor Mule operates on standard 115 volt 20 amp service.
Electric Friction Power: Our most requested operating system, Sheridan Seating’s friction drive system is the strongest on the market, able to push or pull up to 8,000 lbs. With higher horsepower and larger than average drive wheels (12” vs. industry-standard 4”), Sheridan’s friction drive system will ensure your venue turnover is quick and seamless – every time. Operable from a hand-held pendant control box with 3 phase, 208 volt, 60 Hz power and a left and right jog button to allow for straight and true steering when opening or closing the system.
Electric Non-Friction Power: This fully automated power system operates wall-attached, recessed or reverse-fold telescopic bleachers with the touch of a button. Typically recommended for larger telescopic seating systems, Sheridan’s non-friction drive system can move more rows faster and will less hassle than other options on the market – all without the need for traction force on your venue’s floor.
No one should have to miss out on the thrill of a moving performance, game-winning goal or inspiring presentation. That’s why Sheridan Seating proudly meets or exceeds industry standards in safety and accessibility on every install.
Not only that, but our fully ADA or RADA-compliant handrails are safe and stylish. Available in the painted finish of your choice, your seating system can be accented by a punch of colour in every row, or supporting by safety rails in muted tones that fade into the background.
End Rails:Sheridan Seating telescopic seating systems are installed with standard non-removable, self-storing rails for the ends of the bleacher platform systems.
Center Aisle Hand Rails: Available in P or D style, Sheridan Seating’s centre aisle hand rails are sturdy and user friendly. No removal required, they’re operable with the push of a button or in a simple pick-up and turn model. Removable options available when space limitations are a concern.
Back Rails: Required for use on portable or reverse fold bleachers, back rails fill the space anywhere that the bleacher is not directly against the wall.
Removable ADA Rail: This rail is used for ADA spaces that are recoverable when needed for standard seating. Simply remove the rail and the space can be converted to standard seating.
Non-Removable ADA Rail: The NRADA rail is permanently attached to prevent falls from the deck behind permanent ADA seating. All of Sheridan’s ADA rails meet required American Disabilities Act codes.
Delay Action Frame: The Delay Action Frame is a great option for venues that want an extra level of protection on their seating system. This frame operates on a time lag before the bleachers begin to move into the open or closed position.
Row Lock: Sheridan’s Row Lock is operated by gravity, with no springs needed. The row locking mechanism allows for the securement of any row in the open position so you can choose how many seats you’d like to make available. To prevent unwanted movement, the system is only operable upon unlocking and moving the first row of seats.