Fighting fit: A number of government schemes designed to boost sports participation have supported demand

The Sports Facilities industry covers two main types of sports facilities: large, professional sports venues and stadiums, where spectators attend professional sporting and other events, and smaller, local sports venues, where members of the public can participate in sporting and other activities, which may or may not have spectator seating. Revenue is generated by the leasing or hiring of facilities from owners or operators. Facilities can also be hired for a range of other entertainment and cultural events.The industry was off to a flying start in 2013-14, supported by the ongoing influence of the 2012 Olympic Games...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£5.6bn
Annual Growth 14-19
6.7%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
134,833
Businesses
4,830
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A number of high profile events have boosted revenue growth and volatility in the industry
  • Government investment in facilities has improved the status of a number of industry operators
  • Yoga and pilates, or similar low-impact exercises, are expected to prove popular with an ageing population
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Sports Facilities industry has a high level of capital intensity due to the high labour costs required to operate sports facilities and relatively high capital requirements for stadium and venue construction and completion. Labour is required for a wide range of activities within the industry although the large number low-skilled, part-time workers keeps the total wage bill relatively low. For example, groundskeepers are needed to maintain and prepare pitches and fields, and other staff are required as ushers and to sell food and beverages, clean facilities, serve customers, sell tickets and carry out other miscellaneous customer service roles. In addition, wages are paid to administrative and management staff for various tasks associated with operating sports facilities. Par...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Sports Facilities Industry

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

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
  • Ability to raise revenue from additional sources
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Attendance at leisure activities and Real household disposable income in the Sports Facilities industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Sports Facilities Industry?

    Firms within this industry operate indoor or outdoor sports facilities. These facilities and stadiums may be open, closed or covered, and may or may not have spectator seating. These firms carry out the organisation and operation of outdoor and indoor sports events for professionals, amateurs or the general public, using their own facilities. The industry also includes managing and providing staff to operate these facilities.

    Industry Products
  • Corporate box leasing
  • Renting and leasing of facilities for events
  • Renting of facilities by the general public
  • Industry Activities
  • Football, hockey, cricket and rugby stadium operation
  • Car, dog and horse racetrack operation
  • Swimming pool and stadium operation
  • Track and field stadium operation
  • Winter sports arena and stadium operation
  • Ice hockey arena operation
  • Boxing arena operation
  • Golf course operation
  • Bowling lane operation
  • Tennis and squash court operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Attendance at leisure activities
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from sports clubs
  • Sport participation
  • Population aged 65 years and over

  • Current Performance
  • Kick-start
  • Government investment
  • A sporting chance
  • Competitive fixtures
  • Current concerns
  • Operating landscape and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue threats
  • Healthy growth
  • Performance trends
  • Table: Sports Facilities Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Sports Clubs
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Food-Service Contractors
  • Industrial Cleaning Activities
  • Private Security, Monitoring & Investigation

  • Products & Services
  • Renting and leasing of facilities for events
  • Renting of facilities by the general public
  • Corporate box leasing
  • Chart: Sports Facilities Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Professional football matches
  • Other professional sporting events
  • Non-professional sporting events
  • Music concerts
  • Entertainment events
  • Other events
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sports Facilities Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesDepreciationUtilities Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sports Facilities

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sports Facilities 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 Facilities 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 Facilities Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Corporate Box
  • Premium seating located in preferred viewing areas within stadiums. These are leased by companies and individuals for entertainment purposes, usually for clients.
  • Sports Facilities
  • Includes sports stadiums, stands, arenas, playing fields, training grounds and warm-up and cool-down areas for athletes.
  • Sports Stadium
  • A venue that allows spectators to view a sporting or entertainment event, which contains a playing field or stage and seating or standing areas.
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