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

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...purchase to read more.

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

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
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Sports and Athletic Field Construction industry's market share concentration is low, with the top two companies accounting for less than 5.0% of the industry's total. Some of the larger industry companies have contracts with organizations like universities and professional sports organizations outside their geographic region. Nevertheless, the majority of operators have regional reach. Over the five years to 2016, the industry has sharp ebbs and flows to overall demand for its services. With industry revenue stabilizing and expected to remain mostly unchanged over the next five years, the number of industry establishments is projected to contract slightly in response to minimal construction projects...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
  • 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

    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
  • 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

  • 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
    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
    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 (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
    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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