Temporary hospitality tents coming to Chambers Bay

Don’t be alarmed if you see tents pop up next week on the Chambers Bay Golf Course.

No, this is not the start of construction to assemble ground zero for the 2015 U.S. Open.

The tents will be replicas of what corporate clients can expect to see during the June 15-21 event. They will be assembled near the county’s Environmental Services Building. Normal public access will not be affected.

Mimi Griffin, president and CEO of MSG Promotions, will be in town to show the tents and upgrades that are available to clients, according to Pierce County spokesman Hunter George. Griffin’s company is responsible for corporate hospitality sales, operations and client services for U.S. Open events.

One of the tents will include a showroom and a scaled-down version of a two-story suite that will be available during the tournament, George said.

The tents will be dismantled following next week’s visit.

Construction for the event isn’t expected to begin until March.