Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation in Australia - Market Research Report

Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 1.0%

The Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation industry's revenue has grown slightly over the past five years, despite strong competition from alternative forms of exercise like gyms, fitness centres, running and cycling. Government grants and contributions have helped support growth in industry revenue. These grants generally go towards constructing or redeveloping stadiums. For example, the Victorian government helped fund the construction of the National Tennis Centre, which opened in 2013. Several new facilities were also constructed for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, including the Anna Meares Velodrome and the Queensland State Netball Centre, while Perth Stadium was completed in December 2017. Industry revenue is expected to rise by 2.6...
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Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation industry's revenue is forecast to continue growing over the next five years. Industry revenue is projected to increase along with rising investment in the major sports venues. However, competition from alternative forms of exercise like gyms and fitness centres is projected to remain strong. Many Australians use sporting facilities either through attending sporting events or playing sports themselves. However, industry operators are increasingly seeking alternative channels to attract additional consumer spending. Major international sporting events like the Australian Open and popular domestic sporting events like the AFL Grand Final are forecast to continue supporting industry operators over the next f...
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Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $1bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,715
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 14,062

Biggest companies in the Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation in Australia industry include Melbourne Cricket Club, Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Bowling Centres Australia Pty Limited, Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust, Stadiums Queensland.

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What is Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms primarily operate indoor or outdoor sports and physical recreation venues, grounds and facilities. The industry does not include health centres, fitness centres or gyms.

Industry Products and Services

  • Oval ground operation
  • Tennis court operation
  • Rectangular field operation
  • Golf course operation
  • Indoor facility operation
  • Other facility operation

Industry Activities

  • Athletic field, football field, cricket ground and stadium operation
  • Basketball and netball court and arena operation
  • Bowling alley operation
  • Bowling green operation
  • Golf course and practice range operation
  • Ice-skating and rollerskating rink operation
  • Motor racing track and speedway operation
  • Squash court operation
  • Swimming pool operation
  • Tennis court operation

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms primarily operate indoor or outdoor sports and physical recreation venues, grounds and facilities. The industry does not include health centres, fitness centres or gyms.

Main Activities

  • Athletic field, football field, cricket ground and stadium operation
  • Basketball and netball court and arena operation
  • Bowling alley operation
  • Bowling green operation
  • Golf course and practice range operation
  • Ice-skating and rollerskating rink operation
  • Motor racing track and speedway operation
  • Squash court operation
  • Swimming pool operation
  • Tennis court operation

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Expenditure on recreation and culture affects revenue generated by sporting grounds and facilities. Greater spending on recreational and cultural activiti...
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Expenditure on recreation and culture
Spectator sport participation
Sport participation
Capital expenditure by state and local government

Current Performance

Infrastructure investment
Major events
Other events
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Growth opportunities
Continued diversification
 Table: Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Sports Administrative Services in Australia
Sports and Physical Recreation Clubs in Australia





Key Selling Industries

Toy and Sporting Goods Wholesaling in Australia
Garden Supplies Retailing in Australia
Event Promotion and Management Services in Australia




Products & Services

Industry players operate a range of fields and facilities. Australians watch and participate in a variety of sports and other recreational activities. The...
Sport participants
Members
Other event spectators



Demand Determinants

Trends in real household discretionary income, demographic changes and investment from various governments all influence sport participation, attendance a...
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Major Markets

Sport participants
Members
Other event spectators




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation industry displays low market share concentration. In 2018-19, the industry's four largest players are estim...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) is a private club that manages the MCG and provides services and facilities to its members. The club was founded in 1838 ...
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Melbourne Cricket Club

 Table: Melbourne Cricket Club - financial performance

Sydney Olympic Park Authority

 Table: Sydney Olympic Park Authority - financial performance

The Entertainment and Education Group

 Table: The Entertainment and Education Group - financial performance

Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust

 Table: Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust - financial performance

Stadiums Queensland

 Table: Stadiums Queensland - financial performance

Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust

 Table: Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation industry exhibits moderate capital intensity. For every dollar paid as wages, an estimated $0.26 is spent o...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

ASIAN FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION (AFC)

AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE (AFL)

INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COUNCIL (ICC)

NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE (NRL)

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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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