By Zjan Shirinian

The Ryder Cup will be held in Gleneagles in September ©Getty ImagesFebruary 10 - A contract for designing and installing seats, hospitality units and other infrastructure at the Ryder Cup in Gleneagles in September has been awarded to Arena Group.

It will be tasked with supplying a range of temporary stands and buildings for the biennial golf tournament between Europe and the United States after a "competitive tender process".

That will include a minimum 1,500 capacity horseshoe-shaped clearview grandstand around the first tee, as well as a 2,000-plus capacity grandstand at the 18th green.

In total, about 15,000 seats will be installed at the venue in Scotland.

Arena Group will also provide triple and double-decker hospitality structures overlooking the greens of the 18th and 12th holes, as well as a state-of-the-art media centre and "on-course event structures" across the course.

Tom Watson, the American Ryder Cup team captain, (left) and Paul McGinley, the European team captain, will go head-to=head in September ©Getty ImagesTom Watson, the American Ryder Cup team captain, (left) and Paul McGinley, the European team captain, will go head-to-head in September ©Getty Images

"We are proud to have been selected to be part of the team which will create an unforgettable Ryder Cup in Scotland," said Grahame Muir, chief executive of Arena Group, UK and Europe.

"The investment we made into developing clearview and Arcus Horizon products last year at the Olympics have allowed us to improve the range and quality of the design-led overlay we have been able to offer The Ryder Cup team for Gleneagles."

It designed and built a number of structures for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, including the 15,000 capacity beach volleyball venue on Horse Guards Parade.

The Ryder Cup project will be led by project directors Bradley Merchant and James Thomas.

Edward Kitson, Europe's Ryder Cup Match Director, said: "We have a very strong partnership with Arena having worked with them at numerous European Tour events and at every home Ryder Cup match since 1989, and their professionalism and exemplary standards made them an automatic choice for Ryder Cup Europe."

The Ryder Cup, won in 2012 by Europe, is due to take place from September 26 to 28.

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