The Kansas City Chiefs kicked off their 2020-2021 training camp with two main focuses: get ready to bring home another Super Bowl win AND protect their players, staff, and fans during the coronavirus pandemic.
To create the safest possible conditions for players, the organization implemented a laundry list of policies and procedures. One of the tasks was to install clear acrylic barriers in the locker rooms to allow for social distancing in close quarters.
The Chiefs tapped their long-time Kansas City-based partner, Contract Furnishings, to bring this project to fruition. While the Contract Furnishings team has a significant amount of expertise in creating productive workspaces, plastic fabrication and installation required a partner.
Having worked with InStore Design Display in the past, the Contract Furnishing team knew IDD could get the job done. Being a KC-based custom plastic fabricator and having short lead times—thanks to our deep relationships with our suppliers—meant the project could be completed in the two-week timeframe.
IDD's in-house design-build team collaborated with the Chiefs' organization and Contract Furnishings on the design for the Chiefs' stadium lockers for the home and visitor teams. Then, we fabricated and installed 158 barriers before players arrived for camp. The installation occurred between 6:00 pm and 5:00 am for three straight nights and required a team of more than 10 people. A month later, our team installed barriers for the practice field lockers as well.
Check out this video on how the Chief's approached keeping their players and staff safe.
InStore Design Display has been a Kansas City small business for more than a century. Needless to say, we are an organization full of Chiefs fans. Our team enjoyed working on this project and took pride in knowing that we played a part in keeping our Super Bowl champs safer during the coronavirus pandemic.
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