Over time, the protective wall padding you have installed throughout your athletic facilities will wear out due to age or frequent collisions. No matter how it wears out, it’s crucial you replace the wall pads when necessary. Not only will replacing your wall pads enhance the safety of your athletic facilities, but it will also enhance brand awareness throughout your facilities and town.
It is important to frequently check your wall pads to ensure they still meet the necessary safety standards. Here, our team of professionals at Fieldwallpads.com will discuss what to look for to ensure your wall pads are still safe for athletic competitions—and that they’re pulling their own weight otherwise, too.
SIGNS OF PHYSICAL DAMAGE
One of the most telltale signs that you need to replace the wall pads at your athletic facility is if they have visible damage. If there are holes in the wall pads, chunks of foam missing, or loose sections, you need to quickly order new wall pads to ensure your athletes and fans are kept safe.
If your athletes collide with damaged wall pads, their chance of being injured jumps. Through our own independent research, we have continually improved our products to reduce the chance of injuries, such as concussions and broken bones. If any of your wall pads have obvious signs of damage, it is crucial to replace them quickly.
If your wall pads appear to be thinner than they once were, this is a sign you should get them replaced. As the products age and are subject to collisions and constant use, they will lose their thickness, which becomes increasingly dangerous for the athletes competing at your facility.
There are many standards and mandates that are taken into account when constructing and installing wall pads, which our team of professionals takes into account during the design and construction period. If you have questions or concerns about the thickness of your wall pads, you should contact our team at Fieldwallpads.com to get them checked.
OUTDATED FOAM TYPES
If your wall pads were installed years ago and still look safe to the naked eye, you should have an expert inspect them. Even if they look safe, that may not be the case. Research is constantly being done to enhance the safety of all wall pads.
As time goes on, we use different, safer types of foam, as well as more environmentally friendly foams. If it has been years since you had new wall pads installed, you should contact Fieldwallpads.com to have your products inspected for safety. You may think they are safe, but safety can always be improved, so exploring every option for your athletes and fans is crucial.
YOU’RE BEGINNING TO SEEK SPONSORSHIP ENGAGEMENT
Sponsors are critical to maintaining any good athletic facility, as we cover in our blog. They give you money, you provide them with exposure, and everyone benefits. As such, sponsorships are never to be taken for granted. The limelight you give them better be the positive kind, and it better fulfill your end of the bargain financially, or else they’re liable to pack up and leave—and rightfully so.
One of the best ways to keep sponsors happy and engaged with your brand is to invest in wall padding that has their name on it. We’ve written an entire blog on why, so check it out for the full scoop.
In short, they maximize sponsorship exposure thanks to their large size and prominent location, making them attractive real estate. If those wall pads are bright and well-maintained, they also serve as advertising for other sponsors, letting them know you’re open to partnerships and that you take those partnerships seriously.
YOU NEED TO BETTER REPRESENT YOUR OWN BRAND
Every athletic facility has a brand—a “business and marketing concept that helps people identify a particular company, product, or individual,” per Investopedia.
A brand is more than a logo or color scheme; it’s the amalgamation of the results of all of those marketing tools, the sum that’s greater than the parts. When you control your brand, you control your public image, which is essential for maintaining positive attention from your fans.
Many things influence how well or poorly your brand performs. For instance, wall pads that don’t match your team’s color scheme send the message that you don’t care about the ambiance of a given game—the exact thing you’re selling to fans!
Your athletic padding needs to directly boost your brand in some way, shape, or form to be worth even having around. If yours currently doesn’t, it’s time for an overhaul.
CONTACT FIELDWALLPADS.COM TODAY FOR TOP-NOTCH WALL PADS AND MORE
If you are looking for a team to help you enhance the safety and appearance of your athletic facilities, contact us today. We happily work with you to ensure your athletes and fans are kept safe at all times. To learn more about our services or to request a quote, give our Clarion office a call at 800-257-6405 or message us on our contact page today.