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How to Choose Keder tent or Arch Clear Span Tents for Sports?


Shirly combines her structural engineering expertise with strategic marketing skills, setting new benchmarks in the large tent industry.

Updated: May 28, 2024
Published: May 4, 2024


A suitable tent for sports can shelter participants from wind and rain, and can provide a venue for various sports events and outdoor activities. This article will delve into the characteristics, pros and cons of the two mainstream tent types: arch clear span tents and Keder tents. Provide you with a comprehensive and accurate reference when choosing a sports tent, making your outdoor activities more comfortable and smooth.

Arch Clear Span Tents

The arch clear span tent has an arched structure and a hard wall design on the side. High-quality aluminum alloy materials and large spans of space make it the main venue for many activities. It provides venues not only for weddings, parties and celebrations, but also for large-scale events such as warehousing and sports events. Compared with the Keder tent, it is more suitable for long-term use.


Unique design: The arch clear span tent has a unique arch structure and eye-catching appearance. This design is not only for aesthetics, but also for practicality. The arched structure allows rainwater to flow down smoothly, reducing the possibility of water accumulation and improving the overall stability.

Stability: The aluminum alloy frame adopts T6 heat treatment method. Through solution treatment and aging processes, the yield strength and tensile strength of the alloy are significantly improved. The T6 treatment process increases the obstacles within the grains and grain boundaries, improving the hardness of the material. The arched structure evenly distributes the weight, allowing the tent to stand upright in the face of strong winds and heavy rain. You needn’t worry too much about the weather.

Spacious interior space: The arch clear span tent allows you to enjoy a spacious interior space, and the arched shape maintains the height of the entire tent, creating a spacious atmosphere. The interior adopts a column-free design, and there are no obstructions, which means that it can be laid out as you like. Functional partitions can be carried out during sports activities, divided into activity areas and rest areas.

Pros&Cons of arch clear span tents

Scalable: Need a venue that can accommodate both large crowds and physical activities. The scalability of an arch clear span tent is particularly important here. Customize your space with unlimited expansion possibilities, and add modular extensions in 5.00m increments for a bespoke installation.

High-quality materials:The aluminum alloy we use is aluminum profile 6061-T6. The strength of 6061 alloys is moderate, which ensures a certain load-bearing capacity without being too bulky. Aluminum profiles have good corrosion resistance, and excellent oxidation resistance, and are not easily affected by oxidation, corrosion and rust. It is a relatively corrosion-resistant metal and has a long life.

Various accessories: A variety of accessories, including a variety of walls, doors and interior fixtures, can be customized. Users can choose to customize the walls according to the nature of the sporting activity and the needs of the participants.

Cost Matters: Due to its modular nature and sturdy walls, the arch clear span tent is more expensive than traditional tent structures. For projects on a limited budget or for individual users, this is a factor to consider.

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Arch series frame specification

ltemWidth(m)Eave Height(m)Ridge Height(m)Bay Distance(m)Longest Parts(m)Max.Wind Load

Keder tent

With its unique sturdy structure and advanced Keder track system, the Keder tent is the first choice for most people to host sporting events. Compared with the arch clear span tent, the Keder tent is more lightweight and portable. It is easy to set up and disassemble quickly, greatly improving the efficiency of the on-site layout.

Features of Keder tent

Good customer service:

Shelter provides excellent customer service, including installation guidance, maintenance advice and after-sales support. With Shelter's Keder rail system, you don't have to worry about misfitting tent accessories. Our powerful production system ensures worry-free after-sales service.

Personalized customization:

To meet the brand promotion needs of different sports events, Keder Tent provides personalized customization services. Compared with walls, PVC fabrics are easier to customize with rich colors. Customers can customize the appearance of their exclusive tent according to their own brand color and pattern requirements, making it the highlight of the event site.

Lower cost:

Keder does not use walls, but uses PVC tarpaulin, which is cheaper than arch clear span tent. The overall weight of the tent is low, which also means low transportation costs.

Pros& Cons

Weather Resistance:

One of its core strengths is its Keder track system. This innovative design ensures a tight fit between the tent's top textile and the frame, effectively protecting against wind and rain. Waterproof materials and sealing technology prevent rainwater from penetrating, ensuring the interior space is dry and comfortable.

Easy installation and removal:

Keder tracks are designed for quick setup and removal for temporary sporting events. Quick installation and disassembly facilitates the reuse of the tent and is environmentally friendly.

Temperature control problem:

Compared with the arch clear span tent, the Keder tent has weaker thermal insulation performance and is not enough to cope with extreme climate conditions. In cold environments, the temperature inside the tent can drop quickly, and in hot environments, it can overheat.

C Series Temporary Tent Structures for Temporary Buildings

Keder tents specification

Tent sizeLongest PoleTotal square feetHeight At Highest PeakTent Top Weight

Comparison of competing products

 Arch Clear Span TentKeder Tent
High-quality materials
Various accessories customization
Weather resistance
Easy installation and removal
ConsHigher costWeak thermal insulation ability
Bottom LineMore stable in the face of bad weather. Suitable for long-term use. Community sports centers and operating sports venues can be considered.Easy to install and remove for easy reinstallation. The lighter weight makes it easier to move the venue. Suitable for temporary sports activities.
Ease of setting up7.08.5
Overall Score7.68
Material850g/sqm double coated blockout white PVC for roof
Sandwich wall/glass wall
850GSM Opaque PVC /
950GSM Transparent PVC for roof
650GSM Translucent PVC for side walls

Based on the above table, I believe you have already made a certain distinction between these two tents. Choose according to your needs. If you need a temporary sports venue, you can choose Keder tent, which is not only lower in cost, but also easy to set up and dismantle. If you need long-term use, choose an arch clear span tent. It is more resistant to severe weather and can be used for a long time. If you have other requirements, you can consult Shelter.

Factors to consider when choosing the best sports tent

  • The structure of the tent must be sufficiently stable.
  • The size of the tent should be determined based on the expected number of participants and the size of the event.
  • Should be waterproof, windproof and UV resistant.
  • The tent should be easy to set up and take down quickly.
  • Modular tents can be flexibly adjusted in size and layout as needed.
  • Choose a well-known brand and high-quality tent.
  • Consider long-term use depending on the budget choice of your event.
  • Choose a supplier that provides good after-sales service.
30x30 Keder Tent


This article compares arch clear span tents and the Keder tents, and we find that both have their unique advantages. When choosing a tent, you should make a decision based on the specific usage scenarios and needs, taking into account factors such as the tent's stability, weather resistance, spatial layout, and ease of erection and disassembly. I hope the Shelter team can help you choose the best sports tent!

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