Greener pastures: Sports and athletic field construction will revive as construction markets continue to expand

The Sports and Athletic Field Construction industry has expanded over the five years to 2018, as a result of economic improvements in the US and increasing public investment in construction. Operators in this industry construct and install athletic and sports fields. Industry services include installing artificial turf for sports fields, grass fields, athletic track, embedded equipment, bleachers and lighting. As many private colleges receive large endowments and donations from alumni, their sports programs can often afford the industry's modern artificial turf, irrigation systems and maintenance services for fields servicing both student athletes and the general student population...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 13-18
4.8%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
10,116
Businesses
501
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry’s success among public institutions increased as municipalities increased their total construction spending
  • Demand for artificial turf and grass has grown substantially
  • The value of private nonresidential construction and investment will continue to be a key driver
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Sports and Athletic Field Construction industry is considered to be in the mature stage of its life cycle. IBISWorld estimates the industry's value added, or its contribution to the US economy, to grow at an annualized rate of 4.7% over the 10 years to 2023. In comparison, US GDP is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.2% during the same period. Therefore, the industry is growing slightly faster than the overall economy. Characteristic of a growing industry, entrance into this industry is expanding and average profit margins have increased. Furthermore, the number of establishments is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 4.0% during the 10-year period as enterprises expand operations in line with population and metropolitan area growth. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Sports & Athletic Field Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sports & Athletic Field Construction Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Having a high prior success rate (including completed prior contracts)
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of private nonresidential construction and Government funding for universities in the Sports & Athletic Field Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Sports & Athletic Field Construction Industry?

    This industry constructs and installs athletic and sports fields for sports such as football, baseball, soccer and lacrosse. Companies construct artificial turf for sports fields, install grass fields, install athletic track, construct or install embedded equipment (e.g. goal posts, cages, protective netting and scoreboards), construct and install bleachers and install lighting. This industry does not include sports stadium construction.

    Industry Products
  • New construction
  • Additions, alterations and reconstruction
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Industry Activities
  • Constructing and installing sports and athletic fields
  • Installing native soil fields
  • Installing artificial turf fields
  • Installing sand-capped fields
  • Installing field infrastructure
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Government funding for universities
  • Government funding for primary and secondary education
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note

  • Current Performance
  • Market movements
  • Artificial turf gains
  • Industry expansion
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Market growth
  • Other trends
  • Table: Sports & Athletic Field Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sports & Athletic Field Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Educational Services
  • Sports Franchises
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Heavy Equipment Rental
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Wholesale Trade

  • Products & Services
  • New construction
  • Additions, alterations and reconstruction
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Chart: Sports & Athletic Field Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Recreational areas
  • Education
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sports & Athletic Field Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Labor
  • Purchases and capital
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sports & Athletic Field Construction

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sports & Athletic Field Construction 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 & Athletic Field Construction 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 & Athletic Field Construction Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Value of private non-residential construction (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Infill
  • Granules used in the installation of artificial turf to keep the blades or fibers upright.
  • Polyethylene
  • A plastic material that is commonly used in the manufacture of artificial grass.
  • Polypropylene
  • A rugged thermoplastic polymer that is commonly used in the manufacture of artificial turf.
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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 & Athletic Field Construction 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
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