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Industry Solutions

Events & Entertainment

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Events Entertainment Intro

Power up the big event with the right equipment and solutions

We know it takes a lot to put on a great show, tournament, race or festival. At United Rentals, we have the equipment and specialty solutions to power up any event big or small.

Tap into our robust fleet of aerial equipment, air compressors and portable light towers during set. Then keep the event going with critical backup power and keep attendees comfortable with customizable climate solutions. Whatever your event need, United Rentals has the temporary equipment to keep you on track.

When it’s show time, there’s no time for down time. Let’s do this.

Events & Entertainment Solutions

What United Rentals Can Do For You

Let United Rentals be a one-stop equipment shop for your next event

Robust Catalog

United Rentals has the rental equipment to help build, prep and set up any event. From concerts and festivals to sporting events and tournaments, we have the rental equipment you need to get the job done safely and efficiently.

Specialty Solutions

United Rentals has a robust and versatile fleet of specialty solutions to accommodate events large and small. From critical backup power to portable sanitation and climate solutions, we’re ready to help keep the power on and the event on track.

Industry Expertise

Backed by decades of experience, our team of experts is ready to customize a temporary solution that fits the size of your event, budget and timeline. We are dedicated to finding what works, safely and efficiently, so you can focus on the big event.

Integrated Digital Applications

Manage fleet and stay in the know with our suite of digital tools. Lean on actionable insights from Total Control ®, and keep the United Rentals Mobile App handy for quick off-rents, service requests and more.

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SOLUTIONS

Explore United Rentals’ Solutions for Events & Entertainment

United Rentals’ extensive offerings come together to provide end-to-end solutions for your event

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Success Story

Custom Solution Solves “Unsolvable” Indy 500 Radio Problem
Indianapolis

Problem

During the Indianapolis 500, the largest single-day sporting event on the planet, Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) staff rely on radios to coordinate every aspect of their work, including stage setup, merchandise sales, fire and rescue, security, safety patrols and housekeeping. But for more than a decade, the radio system failed to deliver on race day.  Due to significant interference, some parts of the facility became unreachable. The radio vendor for IMS said the problem simply couldn’t be solved.

Solution

United Rentals had a breakthrough idea: Move the radio equipment away from the central pagoda, and all the nearby antennae, to the relatively remote Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. It used service monitors to understand the different frequencies operating in different parts of the venue, then brought in a fully digital trunking system along with radios. To ensure functionality on race day, it tested the system during smaller events.

Impact

On race day, the communications system performed flawlessly. IMS’s logistics manager was able to communicate via radio with operations staff members he couldn’t reach in previous years. Clear communication at the push of a button improved his ability to keep track of people and gear. “The positive feedback has been overwhelming,” he noted.

United Rentals meets PHVAC needs for 250,000 attendee music festival
Events Entertainment AC Tent

Pre-wired “plug and play” package simplified installation

Goal

A customer in the Midwest needed a streamlined rental process to meet their power and climate control needs for a large music festival with more than 250,000 attendees. 

Problem

The customer needed a variety of temporary power and climate solutions to accommodate a large crowd and changing weather. With a congested installation site and the need for both air conditioning and heating, the customer needed a fast, safe and agile solution. 

Solution

United Rentals partnered with the customer after sizing the electrical and HVAC need to provide a trailer customized with all of the climate control, power generation, power transformer and distribution equipment needed. The trailer was properly outfitted with equipment and accessories needed to interface between the air conditioner and event tent.

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SERVICES

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Total Control ®
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Total Control ®

Change the work gets done for events big and small.

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Solutions for any event.

Let the United Rentals team help customize the right set of solutions to keep any event on track. Backed by decades of experience and the largest fleet in the industry, we’ve got you covered.

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