X-Football Arena, Hilton Birmingham Metropole

X-Football Arena, Hilton Birmingham Metropole

X-Football Arena, Hilton Birmingham Metropole



Type of works: design and installation of temporary cages for world cup finals of unique sport.

X-Football is a game supported by Umbro and played to FA rules, but it is taken to the extreme, hence the name, with only 4 players a side, no goalie and the pitch consisting of a 20 x 12m cage.

The world cup finals of the unique sport were to take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. J & J Carter was commissioned to design and build the temporary cages, and the fabric structure surrounding them, for the high-profile event.

Two special steel cages measuring 20m long and 12m wide were erected on site enclosed by a fabric structure covering an area of 240m2 that contained the cages and provided a spectator and access area.

A specialist sprung sports flooring, manufactured in Scandanavia, was used throughout.

A spokesperson for J & J Carter said: “The X-Football Arena was an interesting project to be involved in, and provided us with an opportunity to demonstrate our versatility and ability to create bespoke structures.”


Add to Project Board

Create a new project board:


Categories

Building systems