Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Playing the field
Demand for sports and athletic field construction will pick up after a rocky past five years. During the five years to 2012, constrained school budgets and collapse in the construction market impeded industry growth. However, the growing popularity of artificial turf and renewed investment in installation and maintenance of athletic fields will support modest revenue growth in the next five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The industry is broadly distributed according to the regional share of population; however, the distribution of establishments also corresponds with regional climate variations, which increases demand for athletic fields. The industry is primarily distributed in the Southeast, West and Southwest regions of the United States.
The Southeast region has the largest share of industry establishments, measuring 26.5% in 2012. This substantial percentage is mainly due to the region's high share of the population, given that 25.4% of the population resides in the Southeast. The West is another prominent region for the industry, with an estimated 17.3% of establishments in 2012. This share is slightly higher than the region's respective 17.0% of the population... purchase to read more