Starting in summer of 2024, the Santander Arena will begin renovations to install all new seating throughout the venue. The venue will replace all main seating, suite seats, and introduce new retractable seats and a Club Seating section - all equipped with cupholders. The new seating will be revealed at The Santander Arena’s first event of the 2024 fall season. Fans who attend concerts, events and Reading Royals games can get a sneak peak of the new seats set up on the concourse level in section 120.

All seats in the Santander Arena bowl will be replaced with Hussey Seating’s Fusion Seats. These will be padded with a graphite metal finish.

The Fusion seat is the successful result of years of product development and testing. Designed to stand up to the elements and rigors of a demanding sports and entertainment venue, Fusion seats will last season after season. Plus, the Fusion seat is contoured for ergonomic support to improve the spectator experience. And with contemporary lines and a smooth, polished surface, the seat looks as good as it feels.

Seating renovations will also introduce all new Club Seating in the bowl of the arena. Sections 116, 117 and 118 will feature club seats that are padded for extra comfort and support. This brand new seating option will offer guests a unique experience and a chance for maximum comfort. More information about amenities and the experience in this all new section will be released in the coming months!

Retractable seating will be located on each end of the bowl in the Santander Arena. These will have black padding, a graphite metal finish, and individual cup holders. The all new retractable seating will provide the same comfort and style as other general seating areas but is equipped with folding mechanisms useful for all event types.

All Santander Arena suites will be renovated and replaced with Hussey’s Designer Series seat style which features rich wood or laminate tones and plush upholstered seats to offer the ultimate in fixed spectator seating. A simple, yet stunningly smooth back design creates an amazing visual effect from the back of the venue, while the luxurious upholstery and quilting options demand attention from the front.

This installation completes a 3-year, multimillion dollar renovation to the 23-year-old facility to enhance the guest experience - fans can visit for more information. 


Who is Hussey Seating?

Here at Hussey Seating Company, we're accustomed to encountering a reaction of disbelief when people learn we've been in business since 1835. It's unusual for a company to stay in one family's ownership for that length of time, let alone a business with a history of manufacturing everything from long furrowed plows to combat the rocky New England soil in 1835, to fire escapes and ski lifts in the early 1900's, all the way to spectator seating since 1960. While today we produce the highest quality spectator and audience seating in the world, our real business is listening to, understanding, and solving our customers biggest problems. Almost 200 years ago customers needed plows. Today they need spectator seating solutions custom fit for their audience. They need telescopic platforms that can safely accommodate a high-volume of guests with ease and transform facilities from event to event seamlessly. They need a company they can trust with their biggest moments, and we're more than prepared for the job. From high school gymnasiums, tracks, and football fields to professional arenas and performing arts centers, wherever you find spectators sharing a great moment you'll find Hussey seats.