The Atlanta Stadium Design Team (ASDT) wishes to commend Camatic Pty. Ltd. on a job well done. Under extremely tight deadlines, they manufactured and installed over 87,000 permanent, ADA and temporary seats for the Atlanta Olympic Stadium, and are a part of the legacy of the centrepiece of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. As the previous site for Opening & Closing Ceremonies and the Track & Field events, the Atlanta Olympic Stadium has just completed its transformation into a 48,000 seat baseball stadium and permanent home of the Atlanta Braves National League baseball team.
Our Design Team had initial reservations about working with this leading Australian seating company due to their distant location. ASDT was reassured to discover Camatic had the experience of other offshore stadium seating contracts in the Pacific Rim countries.
Furthermore, the Camatic Team proved from the beginning that they could more than meet our design program, as well as, meet our demanding product criteria. They worked within the Atlanta Stadium Constructor’s aggressive installation schedules while staying within the tight budget and time constraints put forth by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG).
As the stadium progressed, ASDT was pleased with Camatic’s efficiency in accommodating ACOG’s and the Atlanta Braves’ continuously changing stadium seating requirements. They also handled the on-site seating plan reconfigurations that occurred during construction with great efficiency.
The 48,000 permanent seats, which remain for the reconfigured home of the Atlanta Braves, are a nostalgic baseball slatted style. They incorporate innovative seating technology, unique design features and provide a high level of spectator seating comfort.
The creative design of their 31,000 temporary seats harmonized perfectly with permanent seating and also provided exceptional flexibility to fulfil changing seating plans as ACOG finalized their ticketing plans. These one-piece seats featured a moulded Olympic symbol that enhanced their unique appearance.
We were also very pleased with the creativity of Camatic’s ADA seating design. In fact, the Camatic Team produced a number of innovative solutions which set new high standards for disabled seating in the U.S.A.
In conclusion, we found our experience working with the Camatic Team a pleasure. Their performance exceeded ASDT’s demands and expectations.
We thank Camatic for their total team commitment and cooperation and for greatly contributing to the success of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
George E. Taft, AIA
Project Manager of Atlanta Stadium Design Team