GL events has extended a partnership with The R and A that will see the business deliver seating at The Open for the next four years.

The partnership will see GL events construct grandstands at The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale where work has already begun. The build includes the creation of the 18th grandstand arena, where thousands of fans will be seated.

Furthermore, after the successful trial at Royal Troon last year, the company will also be installing viewing platforms for more than 2,000 spectators as well as a 1,000 seat wrap around amphitheatre at the par three 14th hole

Following the summer, the partnership will continue through to 2020 and see GL events support the Championship’s historic returns to Carnoustie, Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland and Royal St George’s.

“We’ve got a productive partnership with The R&A and are delighted to be securing our working relationship with them over the next four years,” comments Scott Jameson, managing director of GL events UK. “We’ve invested heavily in our product, we’ve built up our management and delivery team and this is giving our customers even more confidence that we’ll continue to produce at their events every time.”