Sports Light Poles: The Basics

Sports Light Poles: The Basics

If you’re looking for light poles to illuminate a playing field, tennis or basketball courts, an ice rink, or a parking lot, sports light poles are the way to go.

Here’s some basic information you’ll need to know about sports poles.

What are the height options? We catalog mounting heights from 50 to 90 feet in both anchor-based and embedded sports poles, but have built poles up to 110 feet tall.

We’ll show you how it’s done. We provide detailed installation instructions for 2- to 3-piece and embedded poles.

Add some style. We offer a variety of bracketry for sport poles, including:

• Platform brackets
• Top-mounted brackets
• Side-mounted cross-arm brackets

Know Your Stuff

Before choosing the height of your sports poles, we recommend calculating the Effective Projected Area requirements for the loading on the pole. This is the part of the pole that’s loaded by the wind. You then want to ensure that the selected pole can accommodate the loading — this information is located within the cut-sheet specs for each pole. Click here to learn about the wind’s effect on light poles.

Finishing Touches

All General Structures Inc.’s sports poles feature a galvanized finish. Galvanization is the process of coating steel with a thin layer of zinc. Once hardened, the zinc carbonate is dull gray and protects the pole from corrosion when exposed to the natural elements. Learn more about our finishes here.

Want to see your options? Check out our sports poles. Ready to place your order? Michael can help with that.

About Us

General Structures, Inc. has been the best partner for C&I lighting standards since 1988. We adhere to standards set forth by AASHTO, ASTM International, and NEMA and weld all of our products to the highest American Welding Society standards.

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