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Which countries is term used in?Edit

This article seems well written to me. I'm english, and the term is never used here as fr as I know, so I don't the entry is misrepresentitive. Perhaps the person who claims this term is used in 'other English speaking countries' could provide a specific example of a country in which it is used?

Worldwide view tagEdit

I see that another editor has added the worldwide view tag to this article. I agree; sentences like the opening, "Bleachers is a term used to describe the raised, tiered stands found by sports fields or at other spectator events in the USA" seem unduly US-centric. The term 'Bleacher seating' is commonly used in the UK to refer to the same type of retractable grandstand. However, I would agree that the term does not have the same cultural relevance in the UK. What about other countries? DWaterson 23:44, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, I have to disagree. I've NEVER heard the term used in the UK during my (nearly) 48 years. I've been to more sports events than I care to remember and I'm very familiar with the type of seating (which I've sat on in a number of US Baseball stadia) but it's never been referred to as Bleachers or Bleacher Seating. It may be used in the UK but it's certainly not commonplace.Antsnest (talk) 19:06, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

To my knowledge, the term is not used at all in Australia. I would imagine that the number of countries using the term would be quite limited. Hopefully some more people can put their hands up with a yes or no for their own country. Andoka 13:15, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

likewise, never heard it in Australia.-- (talk) 02:34, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
I live in Scotland and have never heard this type of seating described as "bleachers".-- (talk) 13:38, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

I am English aged 52, living in England and in spite having worked for a number of US companies and visited the USA often, I only came across this page because a colleague referred to bleachers in an e-mail and I didn't recognise the term in the context it was used. It isn't in common use in the UK in my experience. Ukurko (talk) 18:11, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Derivation of the word "bleachers"Edit

Does anybody know the derivation of the word "bleachers"? My daughter said it sounded like a very funny word to describe what it is, and she's right. I couldn't think of why sport-side seating is called "bleachers." 22:01, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

I'd always assumed that it referred to the cheap seats which were commonly out in the open and subject to bleaching by the sun, assuming they tended to be wooden benches that would make sense. Of course I've no good reason to believe that's the case. Antsnest (talk) 19:23, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Office supply bleachersEdit

Bleachers can also mean something like this: —Preceding unsigned comment added by HelgeStenstrom (talkcontribs) 15:27, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

Bleachers vs. chairback seatsEdit

I've always assumed that the term "bleachers" applies only to bench type seating, while this article refers to chairnack seating as bleachers too. Wschart (talk) 16:53, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

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Link to other Wikipedia languagesEdit

The bleacher aricles links to gradin in French. Gradin refers to the tier-type seating used in amphitheatres rather than the wooden structures typically used for sports' seating. Comparison of the articles shows that all the articles in other languages show pictures of amphitheatres, whereas the English article shows wooden bleachers. I suggest the link should be removed. Everybody got to be somewhere! (talk) 11:01, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

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