Going for gold: Rising demand and government initiatives are likely to keep revenue on track

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.Various sporting events hosted in the United Kingdom over the past five years have helped to boost industry revenue. The investment in and refurbishment of facilities prior to the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2015 Rugby World Cup negatively affected revenue in the base year of the period, as it disrupted normal revenue inflows...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£6.2bn
Annual Growth 15-20
10.2%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
142,844
Businesses
4,966
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Health awareness has supported demand despite competition from substitute activities
  • Government investment in the industry has supported growth over the period
  • The growing popularity of yoga and Pilates could threaten the industry in the future
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Over the past five years, the industry has benefited from rising health awareness and the growing popularity of Premier League football. Industry revenue is generated by owners or operators leasing or hiring their facilities for events such as amateur or professional sports matches, or music concerts. Various sporting events hosted in the United Kingdom over the period have helped to boost industry revenue. These include the hosting of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, the ICC Champions Trophy and the Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2017, and the Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2019. Oth...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
    ProfitWagesDepreciationDepreciation is estimated to account for 16.6% of industry revenue in 2019-20. Depreciation is relatively high due to high spending on buildings, stadiums and court and pitch maintenance in the industry. PurchasesUtilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sports Facilities

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal 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 (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
    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 contains a playing field or stage and seating or standing areas and allows spectators to view a sporting or entertainment event.
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