Yeadon Fabric Structures wins the Award of Excellence in the 2003 IFAI Canada Honours Program. August, 2003

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Canada ( has presented Yeadon Fabric Structures (YFS) with the Award of Excellence for the Air & Tension Structures category at the recent IFAI Canada Expo 2003. The award winning air structure is the Houston Texans Practice Facility structure located beside Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Our dome is a perfect example of excellence in complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness, and functionality.

This dome has not only met and exceeded the goals and purposes of the Houston Texans but it has also provided an example of YFS’s desire to embrace innovation and demonstrate the finest craftsmanship in the manufacture of air structures. Through the on-going assistance of the IFAI with promotion and marketing tools as well as publications and trade shows, Yeadon has been supported in all our ventures and as a result has succeeded beyond our customer’s expectations. This is exemplified with the Houston Texans Practice Facility.

We here at Yeadon are very proud to be honoured with such a prestigious award in our industry. Being recognized by our colleagues and peers in the fabric structure industry is something that we strive for daily. According to Mark Anthony, Chairman of the Board at Yeadon, “I am extremely proud of the tremendous effort put forward by the entire Yeadon team to make this project a reality.”

This facility is one of the largest ever built by Yeadon and features the new innovation of a “blister” on the side of the dome. This “blister” is an extra pocket of fabric that is a small dome unto itself that allows for video cameras to be mounted on a free standing tower and not obstruct the game practice while still capturing the skill and finesse of the players.

For more information about this project please visit the archive newsletter section of our website or for more pictures visit the Facilities Section at

Yeadon IFIA Award of Excellence