State of Origin – Melbourne
6th June 2018
Event: State of Origin
Date: 6th June 2018
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
State of Origin comes to Town
Melbourne was abuzz with NRL fever in June. The official number of attendees at the State of Origin in Melbourne was 87,122. NSW prevailed over QLD scoring 22-12 to give them a 1-0 lead in the series. As a special pre-game entertainment treat, the Australian band Peking Duk warmed up the fans.
The NSW “baby blues” fielded 11 new debutants giving rise to the most inexperienced side in 37 years. Their backline has been hailed as the driving force behind the win with fullback James Tedesco scoring the opening try.
The QLD maroons have claimed 11 of the last 12 series victory’s. Although it does seem that the tide may be turning with the retirement of keys players Cooper Cronk, Cameron Smith and Johnathon Thurston. Arguably three of the best Maroons to ever wear the jersey. Fullback Billy Slater and winger Dane Gagai were also unfortunate withdrawals due to injury.
Temporary Equipment for the Event
An event of this size needs to be organised very carefully with a priority given the integrity of the turf and the safety and access of patrons and equipment. The MCG relied on No Fuss Event Hire to cover a range of temporary equipment needs and services.
The event was multifaceted. There were pre-game entertainment, on-field seating requirements, also the needs of pedestrian and heavy machinery safety and access. The MCG also had tight logistic time frames that had to be adhered to by the professional No Fuss staff.
Supa-Trac Temporary Flooring
There was a stabilising requirement for a range of equipment including boom cameras, large areas of segways, camera pads, audio pads and player benches. Hundreds of square metres of Supa-Trac was required to protect and make turf stable.
Supa-Trac is a unique temporary outdoor flooring solution that is durable yet lightweight, making it the ideal ground protection matting solution for the marquee and stadium flooring, pedestrian pathways or anywhere that heavy foot traffic, (e.g. Mosh pits), or equipment will travel.
This ideal temporary outdoor flooring application can support the weight of forklifts with pneumatic tyres, light trucks and vehicular traffic providing the perfect solution to temporary parking. Supa-Trac is a superior turf and ground protection product, with panels allowing light, air and water to reach the turf, keeping grass alive whilst protecting the turf from being trampled by pedestrians or vehicles. Supa-Trac is suitable for natural and synthetic turf, indoors or out.
Supa-Trac is a widely recognised design for temporary coverage solutions from pedestrian access, to event flooring and festival flooring to car parking, military shelters and helipads. When you are looking for an all-inclusive flooring hire, you can’t go past Supa-Trac for a comprehensive coverage solution.
A roadway entrance was required at the event so No Fuss Event Hire supplied their iconic I-Trac (white) system.
I-Trac temporary portable roadways are a revolution for heavy vehicle pathways. It provides a quick and easy solution to those one-off or short-term roadway requirements, enabling businesses to create an instant temporary portable roadway. It is a single component heavy duty access solution. It enables vehicular traffic to maneuver over the inhospitable or unsafe ground. I-Trac is a composite interlocking roadway system that creates a contiguous surface capable of dealing with all road-going vehicles and extreme static loadings.
I-Trac is an entirely manually deployed temporary access portable roadway system and is secured by an inbuilt connection device that requires no special tools to operate. Each panel has 8 attachment points that enable the user to bolt on accessories where needed. Inert to most chemicals, I-Trac offers a safe level of electrical insulation.
- Short and long-term worksites
- Equipment transportation roadways
- Surface protection
- Heavy vehicular access
200 sqm of rollout flooring was used to create a walkway for the pregame entertainment. The event required a product that had quick, easy installation and removal. No Fuss Event Hire provided their roll out flooring which then had to be removed within a 1 hour timeframe. The professional and well trained No Fuss staff were able to achieve the time sensitive requirement.
Rollout flooring is used as a temporary pedestrian walkway. It will contour to any surface. Each section is quite small but can be assembled to an unlimited size. This floor is only suitable for pedestrian access.
No Fuss Floor has been used around site accommodation, as a short-term footpath, or to cover environmentally sensitive areas. This product will not kill the grass under the floor, is extremely easy to use and can be utilised many times.
It is equally suited to flooring space requirements as small as 20 square metres, and as large as 20,000 square metres. Importantly, its pull-out functionality enables rapid installation and reduces labour and handling costs.
Rollout flooring is a versatile application that is suitable for:
- Pedestrian walkways
- Turf and grass protection
- Wheel chair accessibility