What Are the Benefits of Clear Span Tents?

When we work with a new customer, one of the most common questions we hear is what type of tent structure is most suitable for their specific needs. More often than not, our answer is simple – a clear span tent.

Clear span tents are our most versatile and sought-after choice, and for good reason! Clear span structures are extremely durable and great for long-term installations. We recommend renting a clear span tent from Lafayette Tents for corporate events, expanded retail space and use as a temporary warehouse structure for storage – the list goes on. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve also rented out clear span tents to hospitals for overflow medical treatment areas and restaurants and bars for expanded outdoor seating to promote social distancing.

Whatever your specific needs are, we have the clear span structure you’re looking for. At Lafayette Tents, we’ve been in business since 1913 and are one of the nation’s most reputable and reliable suppliers of tents, including clear span structures. Contact us today to speak with one of our tent experts about choosing a clear span tent.

Benefits of Clear Span Structures

Open Interior Space

One of the main benefits of clear span structures and the reason they’re so popular is because of their unobstructed interior space. These structures have no interior poles, which allow customers, workers or guests to walk around freely. This is a big advantage compared to standard pole tents, which do have interior poles. The open layout also makes these tents great for storage space.

Obviously, an open interior allows for more usable space, making these tents safer and easier to navigate. You won’t have to make any compromises when it comes to adding seating.

They Can Be Erected Anywhere

Clear span tents can be erected in virtually any environment, including on concrete, grass, gravel and over and around obstacles.

They’re Durable

If you’re hosting an event such as a company picnic, you won’t have to worry about inclement weather conditions wreaking havoc on the big day. Clear span structures are manufactured with a sturdy aluminum frame to withstand winds of up to 60 mph and three-second bursts of up to 90 mph.

Available Options

With a clear span structure, you won’t miss out on any of the modern luxuries you can find indoors. Our line of clear span tents can be paired with signage, flooring, custom lightning and HVAC solutions to keep guests comfortable whether it’s the heat of the summer or a brisk fall day.

Customize Your Tent

You can customize clear span structures to include modular windows, doors and solid panels. Some of the other customization options include:

  • The ability to combine these tents with other structures. You can create a walkway between tents, a waiting area or a grand entrance way. 
  • Clear and block-out panels keep events private or open to the natural surroundings.
  • You can even replace a block-out roof with a fully transparent clear roof, allowing you to create the perfect conditions.

Contact Lafayette Tents Today

As you can see, the benefits of renting a clear span tent are endless. Clear span tents are an affordable and convenient way to create a temporary structure. You can use a clear span tent if you’re hosting an event or if you need one for a long-term solution such as providing expanded restaurant seating, medical services or warehousing needs. Lafayette Tents is one of the nation’s largest suppliers of clear span tents and provides top-notch customer service and assistance throughout the entire process. For more information about our clear span structures, contact Lafayette Tents today.


Keven and his team at Lafayette Tents & Events provided a completely seamless experience. From beginning to end, they communicated well, paid attention to our needs, and exceeded every expectation. Can't wait to work with them again next year.

G.D., Owner of Event Management Company

I want to tell you how very pleased I was with both set-up and take-down of the tents. The installers were freindly, helpful and all around great guys. It was raining and muddy during the take-down, yet these guys were great! Thank you for all of the help.

M.A., Event Coordinator at Fortune 500 Customer

Contact Us Today for More Information and Pricing

(765) 742-4277sales@lafayettetents.com