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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Government grants and contributions are a key source of revenue for industry operators
  • Industry players have been hosting alternative activities to boost revenue growth
  • Increasing industry saturation is projected to limit the number of new entrants

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation industry has performed modestly over the past five years, driven by increasing spectator sport participation and rising expenditure on recreational and cultural activities. Major sporting events in early 2015 significantly influenced the industry's performance in 2014-15. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup was held in January 2015, with 32 soccer matches held at five Australian venues. In addition, Australia and New Zealand jointly hosted the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup in February and March 2015. The two nations shared the tournament's 49 cricket matches, with the final held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). As a result of these events, industry revenue increased by 7.2% in 2014-15...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry displays a low market share concentration. In 2015-16, the industry's four largest players are expected to account for just over 30% of total revenue. The industry comprises a small number of relatively large players and a large number of very small companies. The Melbourne Cricket Club, the industry's largest player, has a market share slightly below 10% in 2015-16.

    Large players include owners of professional sports stadiums and popular tenpin bowling franchises while smaller players include operators of tennis courts, swimming pools and bowling greens. Investment in facilities such as Melbourne Park and the Sydney Cricket Ground typically outweighs investment into small-scale facilities. Ove..

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    Additional Insights for the Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation Industry are

  • Carrying out all necessary maintenance to keep facilities in good condition
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Easy access for clients
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    What is the Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation Industry?

    Participants in the industry 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
    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

    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
  • Expenditure on recreation and culture
  • Sport participation
  • Spectator sport participation
  • Capital expenditure by state and local government

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Infrastructure investment
  • Major events
  • Alternative events
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Sports Administrative Services
  • Sports and Physical Recreation Clubs

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Event Promotion and Management Services
  • Garden Supplies Retailing
  • Toy and Sporting Goods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Oval ground operation
  • Rectangular field operation
  • Golf course operation
  • Indoor facility operation
  • Tennis court operation
  • Other facility operation
  • Chart: Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Sport spectators
  • Sport participants
  • Members
  • Other event spectators
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Melbourne Cricket ClubArdent Leisure GroupSydney Olympic Park AuthoritySydney Cricket & Sports Ground TrustMelbourne and Olympic Parks TrustStadiums Queensland
  • Table: Melbourne Cricket Club - financial performance
  • Table: Ardent Leisure Group - financial performance
  • Table: Sydney Olympic Park Authority - financial performance
  • Table: Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust - financial performance
  • Table: Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust - financial performance
  • Table: Stadiums Queensland - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation 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 and Recreation Facilities Operation Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Asian Football Confederation (Afc)
  • The governing body of Asian football.
  • Australian Football League (Afl)
  • The official rule-making body and professional administrative body for Australian Rules football.
  • International Cricket Council (Icc)
  • The international governing body for cricket.
  • National Rugby League (Nrl)
  • Professional Rugby League teams participate in this competition.
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