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Sports Facilities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Sports Facilities Market Research Report | SIC R93.110 | Sep 2016

Photo finish: The industry has exhibited strong growth following a somewhat volatile period

IBISWorld’s Sports Facilities market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The continued popularity of the Premier League has supported growth, despite volatility
  • The emergence of budget gyms in major cities has provided a source of competition to the industry
  • Government initiatives to encourage sporting activity are expected to benefit the industry
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Sports Facilities industry covers two main types of sports facilities: large, professional sports venues and stadiums, where many people are able to view 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. A wide range of professional and amateur sports clubs use the industry's facilities, usually by leasing them from the owners or operators. A range of entertainment, cultural and other events can also be hosted in the industry's establishments... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

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, acquire 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 increasingly difficult for a new company to enter the industry. Gen.. 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... purchase to read more


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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 leasingRenting and leasing of facilities for eventsRenting of facilities by the general public
    Industry Activities
    Football, hockey, cricket and rugby stadium operationCar, dog and horse racetrack operationSwimming pool and stadium operationTrack and field stadium operationWinter sports arena and stadium operationIce hockey arena operationBoxing arena operationGolf course operationBowling lane operationTennis and squash court operation

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Attendance at leisure activities
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from sports clubs
  • Sport participation
  • Level of obesity
  • Current Performance
  • Healthy demand
  • Under the weather
  • Sporting spirit
  • Sport England
  • Employment trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Government investment
  • Stiff competition
  • Performance trends
  • Table: Sports Facilities Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sports Facilities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sports Facilities
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sports Facilities Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Sports Facilities Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    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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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Sports Facilities market research report includes:
    • 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
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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