School and Sporting Club Marquee FAQ's
Yes, all Altegra folding event marquees are covered by a UPF50+ Excellent, 100% Waterproof canopy that is thoroughly secured to its frame to remain sturdy in high winds (when correctly anchored to the ground).
A full-length, 360° inner velcro strip is also standard on our marquee canopies for the easy addition of a range of walls to create an effective sunshade, block out the wind, and keep your occupants dry.
Marquees need to be engineered to achieve and hold section 238 compliance – Australia’s highest safety standard for marquees for public event use to provide safe use at school events.
The marquee engineering standard ensures that the pop up shelter will retain its integrity when faced with severe or sudden weather conditions, keeping its occupants sheltered and those attending the event safe.
When setting up a sporting club marquee, it is a mandatory safety requirement to anchor each leg to the ground. Marquee leg weights are the best safety solution to complement pegging your marquee.
We rely on and provide recommendations using the HRIA Marquee Weighting guide to ensure a safely weighted event marquee. The amount of weight per marquee leg depends on the marquee size and your addition of walls, which reduce the impact of the wind on your pop up event shelter.
The school or sporting club marquee size that best fits your needs depends on your occupancy and portability requirements. While a single, large-span marquee might suit your occupancy or sheltered area needs, its increased size makes it more challenging to set up and transport.
Therefore, while a smaller marquee may only shelter 50% of your intended guests, it is also significantly more portable and easier to set up than a larger size. Erecting two small marquees and securing them together with connecting brackets and a gutter will provide the same protection area and be far easier to set up.
What makes it an event marquee?
An event marquee is a portable tent that is designed and engineered to safely and reliably shelter people when outside.
The event shelter is engineered to withstand imposing weather conditions, such as high winds, torrential rain, and direct UV light from the sun.
A well-designed marquee frame is sturdy, durable, and can be anchored to the ground, all complying with public event regulations.
The addition of walls is also a design feature to allow for the custom marquee setup and to cater to the weather and event type.
Marquee size chart
|Marquee Size||Marquee Coverage Area||Approx. Number of People|
|(Metres / Feet)||(m2 / ft2)||(Standing)|
|2.4m x 2.4m (8ft x 8ft)||5.76m2 (64ft2)||10 people|
|3m x 3m (10ft x 10ft)||9m2 (100ft2)||15 people|
|3m x 4.5m (10ft x 15ft)||13.5m2 (150ft2)||20 people|
|3m x 6m (10ft x 20ft)||18m2 (200ft2)||30 people|
|4m x 4m (13ft x 13ft)||16m2 (169ft2)||25 people|
|4m x 8m (13ft x 26ft)||36m2 (338ft2)||50 people|