A unique idea for decorating your school’s bleachers outside or in the gym is to add school & team graphics that highlight your school colors, logo, or mascot.

Turn your plain brown or gray bleachers into a powerful branding platform with SportsGraphics’ bleacher step graphics! Many schools have found branding their facility helps to boost their program’s image, school spirit, recruiting, team pride, and increase community engagement. Whether you are covering your bleachers in team colors or touting your school’s mascot or logo, bleacher step graphics can help you take your school branding to the next level.

Below are some ideas for applying graphics to your bleacher steps.

Cover Your Bleacher Steps in School Colors

Plain colors can have a powerful effect on a gym design. Try alternating your colors every other step. If you have bleachers on both sides of your gym, then cover one side with the darker color and the other side with a contrasting lighter color. You can also alternate the bleacher aisles to create a cool ‘checkerboard' effect. Regardless of how you design your bleachers, solid colors create a bold statement that energizes the crowd.

Accent the Colored Seats

If your gym has colored seats, adding a colored inlay on the steps will give the bleachers some depth and heighten the impact of the entire design. SportsGraphics can create bleacher graphics that span the whole step, top to bottom and side to side. We can add any color that will match the color of the bleacher seats. Instead of settling for a drab bleacher surface, take advantage of the dead space with an affordable solution.

Embrace Enlarged Lettering

Adorn the bleacher steps with big, bold letters that spell out the name of your school, your city, or your mascot. You have endless options for decorating your steps, including solid colors or multi-colors. Spell out the name of your entire school or spread out the initials. You can add graphics to your current colors or embed them to create a complete design.

Display Your School’s Logo or Mascot

Your school’s mascot is the embodiment of what your school is all about. The mascot is the recognizable symbol that brings crowds together for every game. Why not display the mascot on the steps of your school’s bleachers? You can add the mascot interchangeably with your school’s logos or lettering. It is the perfect accent to any design you already have in mind.

Of course, this is all provided that you’re satisfied with your mascot design in the first place. If you think that concept could use an overhaul, check out our blog that covers the finer details of perfecting this critical part of your school brand.

Add Graphics to All School Steps

Since you are adding step graphics, you may want to consider how they will look across your entire campus. Do a walk around and identify the main entrance or hall areas where students and visitors normally access your school’s gym. Our gymnasium step graphics are perfect for any interior steps in a school.

Promote Your School’s Social Media Handles

Want to get your school’s student body and fans talking about your teams? We can print your school’s Facebook page name and/or Twitter and Instagram handles onto the step graphics, so spectators can easily engage on social media even during an event.

Working social media is a great way to build your school brand, as we cover in our wall mats blog—provided you use it correctly. But promoting healthy social media use in your school also has far-reaching effects for your students’ futures. According to the University of Arizona, “Today more than ever, students, working professionals, and even businesses need to be savvy on social media to succeed. Especially when carefully developed and directed during school, social media skills can, therefore, help students find jobs in a marketplace that increasingly relies on digital tools for networking and information sharing.”

Consider Bleacher Enclosures and More to Complete the School Branding Picture

Step graphics are an amazing way to spruce up your gymnasium—whether it’s solely for assemblies or it’s the spearhead space of your athletic program. But they're not the only way to gussy up the place, nor should they be the sole school branding upgrade that you consider.

According to Entrepreneur, a business-based journalism franchise, “the only way to build your reputation from scratch is to make your brand as visible as possible.” While this article pertains more to companies than to schools, the concept still is a pertinent one—if your brand isn’t being seen frequently, whatever that may mean for it, then you cannot expect it to take hold and succeed.

Stair graphics are a great start for rebranding your school, but they certainly aren’t the whole picture. Bleacher curtains, championship banners, gym pads and more can all accentuate the vibe your stair graphics are going for, bringing the branding effect full circle and creating an athletic space your students will thrive in. Branding is great for that, as we've discussed exactly why in our school branding blog!

SportsGraphics: For All Your School Branding Needs

SportsGraphics offers all types of decor for your educational facility. From bleacher safety curtains, banners, and mats, to wall, window, and step graphics, we have everything you need to complete your school's design.

To find out more about our products or to place an order, call our Clarion office now at 1-800-257-6405, or you can send a message on our contact page.