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Sports Facilities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Sports Facilities Market Research Report | SIC R93.110 | May 2014

On the right track: Industry operators benefit from a return in sport-related discretionary spending

IBISWorld’s Sports Facilities market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Wembley National Stadium Limited Wembley National Stadium Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£3bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.1%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
104,600
Businesses
3,231
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Sports Facilities industry contains two main types of sports facilities: large, professional sports venues and stadiums where many people are able to view professional sporting events; and smaller, local sports venues that may or may not have spectator seating and where members of the public can participate in sporting and other activities. A wide range of professional and amateur sports groups use these facilities, usually leasing them from the owners or operators. A range of entertainment, cultural and other events can also be hosted in the industry's establishments.

During the five years through 2014-15, the industry benefited from rising health awareness and increasing demand for major sporting venues leading up to and during the Olympics... purchase to read more

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The barriers to entering the industry can vary significantly across product segments. Entry barriers are high for venues in major cities and towns, but are significantly lower for small sports facility companies in regional areas. For large, professional sports stadiums and venues, it is extremely costly to acquire required land, obtain relevant planning and zoning permits, obtain applicable financing, construct the stadium and associated facilities and infrastructure, and attract popular sports and cultural events to contribute to revenue.

In cities and in geographic regions that contain existing, large sports stadiums and venues, it is more difficult for a new company to enter the industry... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Sports Facilities Industry?

Firms within this industry operate facilities for indoor or outdoor sports events. 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 or amateurs, using their own facilities. The industry also includes managing and providing staff to operate these facilities.

Industry Products
Corporate box leasingTicketingRental and leasing of facilitiesFood and beveragesMerchandiseGrants and donations
 
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