Overview

Greener pastures: Field construction will revive as economic growth gains steam

The Sports & Athletic Field Construction market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth
11-16
9.0%
Annual Growth
16-21
Profit
Employment
2,769
Business
202

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue fell for much of the period, as municipalities and schools canceled construction projects
  • Demand for artificial turf and grass has grown substantially due to quality improvements
  • The value of private nonresidential construction and investment will continue to be a key driver

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Sports and Athletic Field Construction industry has endured a difficult previous five years, as it has continued to feel the burden of the construction market collapse and subsequent recession. Some sports venues have reduced investment in upgrades, while colleges and other educational markets have postponed projects. Over the coming years, the industry is expected to enter a period of growth. As economic growth gains steam, construction projects are projected to revive across the industry's downstream markets...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Sports and Athletic Field Construction industry has recovered tremendously over the past five years. The collapse in the construction market in the late 2000s crippled demand for field installation and maintenance services even after the effects of the recession had gradually waned. Large sports venues reduced investments in upgrades, while colleges and other educational markets postponed projects as operational budgets were reevaluated. Municipalities also lowered construction spending as other municipal projects were prioritized and nonessential improvements to public parks were sidelined. These negative trends reduced industry revenue and profitability early in the period, despite growing demand for alternative fields like artificial turf. Rev..

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    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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    Industry Products

    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
    Artificial turf fields
    Native-soil fields
    Sand-capped fields
    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

    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
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Government funding for universities
  • Government funding for primary and secondary education
  • Demand from performing arts, spectator sports and related industries
  • Regulation

  • Current Performance
    Market movementsArtificial turf gainsIndustry contraction
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Market growthOther 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Artificial turf fields
  • Native-soil fields
  • Sand-capped fields
  • Chart: Sports & Athletic Field Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Grade schools, colleges and universities
  • Professional sports organizations
  • Golf courses and country clubs
  • National and state parks
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sports & Athletic Field Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitLaborPurchases and capitalSubcontractors and 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
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Sports & Athletic Field Construction Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Value of private non-residential construction (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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    • 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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