Race against time: An older population and falling sport participation rates are slowing demand

The Sports and Athletic Field Construction industry's performance has fluctuated over the past five years in response to the start-up and completion of work on playing surfaces in several major stadium developments. However, the industry has benefited from community and government grants to sporting clubs for the drought-proofing of existing playing surfaces over the period. While all tiers of government invest in sporting infrastructure, sport field construction can also be funded by commercial sponsors, organised sports associations such as the AFL and NRL, and philanthropic grants.Industry revenue is projected to increase at an annualised 2.0% over the five years through 2017-18, to $820.4 million...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Government funding for primary and secondary schools is boosting industry demand
  • Spending on drought tolerant playing fields and ground upgrades have supported industry demand
  • Population growth is likely to pressure local governments to redevelop existing sporting facilities
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry has a low capital intensity level as the bulk of its value added comes from providing skilled design and construction services. Contractors need earthmoving, excavation, levelling and irrigation machinery and equipment, but most of this equipment is rented or leased, or acquired through subcontracting to specialist trade contractors. Industry subcontractor costs currently absorb about one-fifth of revenue.Capital depreciation accounts for an estimated 2.3% of annual industry revenue, which is low compared with other machinery-intensive industries, such as manufacturing. In comparison, wage costs are expected to represent an estimated 30.1% of industry revenue in 2017-18. The small size of most industry firms limits their ability to make large outlays on equipment. On ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Sports and Athletic Field Construction Industry

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

  • Access to funding
  • Good project management skills
  • Market research and understanding
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure by state and local government and Public funding for primary and secondary education in the Sports and Athletic Field Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Sports and Athletic Field Construction Industry?

    Industry firms construct and install athletic and sports fields such as those used for football, baseball, soccer and lacrosse. Industry companies also construct artificial turf for sports fields, install grass fields, lighting and athletic track, construct or install embedded equipment such as goal posts, cages, protective netting and scoreboards, and construct and install seating. The industry does not include sports stadium construction.

    Industry Products
  • Oval ground construction
  • Rectangular field construction
  • Tennis and other court construction
  • Other construction activities
  • Industry Activities
  • Constructing sporting courts
  • Constructing sporting fields
  • Constructing athletic tracks
  • Installing drainage systems for fields and courts
  • Embedding sporting equipment into fields
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Capital expenditure by state and local government
  • Public funding for primary and secondary education
  • Demand from sports and physical recreation clubs
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Sport participation
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • Major developments drive growth
  • Demand drivers
  • Sport participation trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Major projects
  • Economic drivers
  • Growing population
  • Sports participation
  • Table: Sports and Athletic Field Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • University and Other Higher Education
  • Private Schools
  • Government Schools
  • Sports and Recreation Facilities Operation

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Machinery and Operator Hire
  • Machine Tool and Parts Manufacturing
  • Toy and Sporting Goods Wholesaling
  • Turf Growing

  • Products & Services
  • Oval ground construction
  • Rectangular field construction
  • Tennis and other court construction
  • Other construction activities
  • Chart: Sports and Athletic Field Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Government funding
  • Participation in sport
  • Other forms of exercise

  • Major Markets
  • Community sport and recreation clubs
  • Educational institutions
  • Private sporting clubs
  • Private households
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sports and Athletic Field Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sports and Athletic Field Construction

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sports and 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 and 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 and Athletic Field Construction Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The act of pulverising and loosening soil so that air and water can easily infiltrate it. This process helps ensure grass growth on fields.
  • Building The Education Revolution (Ber)
  • A Federal Government stimulus package launched in 2009 that was aimed at improving educational infrastructure.
  • Laser Levelling
  • The use of a laser to ensure that grounds are flat or purposefully on a gradient to promote drainage. This is done through either attaching a laser to a fixed tripod or to the levelling truck itself.
  • Multi-Sport Court
  • Versatile sport courts that can be used for a variety of activities such as basketball, hockey and tennis.
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