On the ball: A raft of major UK sporting competitions has supported strong growth

Firms within this industry operate indoor or outdoor sports facilities that are used to carry out the organisation and operation of sports events for professionals, amateurs or the general public. Larger facilities may also be used to host other events such as music concerts. Revenue is generated by the leasing or hiring of facilities from owners or operators.The year prior to the start of the five years through 2018-19 was characterised by a spike in revenue, after a reduced programme of events due to the 2012 Olympics being hosted in London. The investment in and refurbishment of facilities prior to the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2015 Rugby World Cup negatively affected revenue in 2014-15, as it disrupted normal revenue inflows...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£6bn
Annual Growth 14-19
8.0%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
139,125
Businesses
4,920
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue has fluctuated due to the United Kingdom hosting major sporting events
  • Government initiatives encouraging sport participation have increased demand for smaller firms
  • Yoga and pilates, or similar low-impact exercises, are expected to prove popular with an ageing population
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Operators in the Sports Facilities industry may receive grants and donations. These are estimated to comprise approximately 5% of industry revenue. However, they are not listed in the following breakdown, as companies do not provide a service specifically in exchange for that inflow.Renting and leasing of facilities for eventsThe main source of revenue received across the Sports Facilities industry is from the rental and leasing of sports stadiums, venues and facilities to sports clubs, event management companies, and other cultural and entertainment services organisations. Rental agreements can include a single day or night for a one-off event or rental to sports clubs and other companies for short-term and long-term periods. Thi...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
  • Retail and restaurants
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating football, hockey, cricket and rugby stadiums
  • Operating car, dog and horse racetracks
  • Operating swimming pools and stadiums
  • Operating track and field stadiums
  • Operating winter sports arenas and stadiums
  • Operating ice hockey arenas
  • Operating boxing arenas
  • Operating golf courses
  • Operating bowling lanes
  • Operating tennis and squash courts
  • 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
  • Volatile performance
  • Government goes

    for gold

  • Competitive fixtures
  • Current concerns
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Competitive threats
  • Fighting fit
  • 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
  • Security System Services

  • Products & Services
  • Renting and leasing of facilities for events
  • Renting of facilities by the general public
  • Corporate box leasing
  • Retail and restaurants
  • 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
    ProfitWagesDepreciationPurchasesUtilitiesOther 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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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
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