Achieving its goals: Industry revenue rises as health consciousness increases

The Sports Clubs industry comprises a wide array of sports clubs, ranging from large professional clubs, such as teams in the Premier League, to semi-professional and amateur sports clubs. The top Premier League clubs receive a large amount of funding from sponsors, broadcast rights and other sources. On the other hand, smaller sports clubs exist within an increasingly crowded market and have to compete with each other for funding, attendees, viewers and sponsors. Sports clubs also compete with other entertainment and leisure outlets such as bars and cinemas. Sport participation and income levels combine to determine revenue trends for UK sports clubs...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£13.6bn
Annual Growth 15-20
3.6%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
142,586
Businesses
8,984
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increasing health consciousness and rising disposable income have supported revenue
  • Investment by Sport England has been important for smaller clubs
  • Government efforts should increase sports participation rates among under-represented groups
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Regional disparities in numbers of sports clubs are influenced by differences in the size and dispersion of the population in each region as well as other factors, such as the level of investment in sports facilities, the availability of sporting grounds and sports participation. Disposable income levels may also have an effect on the distribution of clubs involving more expensive sporting activities.The South EastThe South East is estimated to account for 15.6% of industry establishments. The region has the highest share of the population, covers a significant area and has the second highest levels of disposable income, all of which are ideal conditions for sports clubs. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Sports Clubs Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sports Clubs Industry are

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Ability to raise revenue from additional sources
  • Access to volunteer labour
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Sport participation in the Sports Clubs industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Sports Clubs Industry?

    This industry comprises sports clubs that offer sporting activities, whether at a professional, semi-professional or amateur level. It excludes sports facilities without a club affiliation, the organisation of sporting events and the activities of sports coaches.

    Industry Products
  • Premier League clubs
  • Other football clubs
  • Cricket clubs
  • Rugby clubs
  • Golf clubs
  • Industry Activities
  • Football club operation
  • Rugby club operation
  • Cricket club operation
  • Golf club operation
  • Tennis club operation
  • Other sports club operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Sport participation
  • Demand from television programming and broadcasting
  • Health consciousness
  • Average weekly hours of work

  • Current Performance
  • Premier performance
  • Assistance and sports participation
  • Downstream demand
  • Market structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • In the running
  • Government support and participation
  • Hurdles ahead
  • Game changer
  • Table: Sports Clubs Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sports Clubs Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers
  • Sporting Goods Manufacturing
  • Sports Facilities

  • Products & Services
  • Premier League clubs
  • Other
  • Golf clubs
  • Other football clubs
  • Rugby clubs
  • Cricket clubs
  • Chart: Sports Clubs Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Household disposable income and ticket prices
  • Social factors and demographics
  • Substitute products

  • Major Markets
  • People aged between 36 and 55
  • People aged between 26 and 35
  • People aged between 16 and 25
  • People aged over 55
  • People aged under 16
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sports Clubs Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesDepreciationRentOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sports Clubs

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sports Clubs Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sports Clubs Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Sports Clubs Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Amateur Sports Clubs
  • Clubs that do not pay their athletes. Many of these clubs are run by volunteers.
  • Premier League
  • The Premier League is main football league in the United Kingdom and one of the largest in the world.
  • Professional Sports Clubs
  • Clubs that pay athletes for their services.
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