Sports Facilities in the UK Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

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The industry benefited greatly from increased demand for sports facilities, stadiums and venues in the lead-up to the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Many major sporting events in 2009-10 and 2011-12 required the use of sports stadiums and contributed to significant industry revenue growth in these years. This has continued in the early part of 2012-13, with the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games. The English Premier League and other football leagues also have a major influence on the industry due to the need for a large number of clubs to rent sports facilities and grounds for matches and training purposes. In the five years through 2012-13, industry revenue is estimated to increase at an annualised 6.3% to £3.74 billion, with growth of 3.3% expected in 2012-13. This follows an estimated increase of 7.3% in 2010-11 and a 23.3% jump in 2009-10 due to the surge in pre-Olympic and pre-Paralympic sports preparation and demand. The Ashes were also held during 2009-10, which contributed to industry growth for the year. A post-Olympic slowdown is expected to result in industry revenue declining from 2013-14 through 2016-17, resulting in industry revenue decreasing over the five years through 2017-18. Enterprise numbers and employment are also forecast to decline over the period due to falls in sports participation and localised demand. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Sports Facilities industry.

IBISWorld Market Research

IBISWorld Market Research

A post-Olympic slowdown is forecast to negatively influence this industry from 2013-14

The Sports Facilities industry contains two main types of sports facilities: large, professional sports venues and stadiums where many people are able to view professional sporting events; and smaller, local sports venues that may or may not have spectator seating, and where members of the public can participate in sporting and other activities. A wide range of professional and amateur sports uses these facilities, usually leasing them from the owners or operators. A range of entertainment, cultural and other events can also use the industry's establishments.

The industry benefited greatly from increased demand for sports facilities, stadiums and venues in the lead-up to the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Alen Allday. “many major sporting events in 2009-10 and 2011-12 required the use of sports stadiums and contributed to significant industry revenue growth in these years”. This has continued in the early part of 2012-13, with the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games. The English Premier League and other football leagues also have a major influence on the industry due to the need for a large number of clubs to rent sports facilities and grounds for matches and training purposes. In the five years through 2012-13, industry revenue is estimated to increase at an annualised 6.3% to £3.74 billion, with growth of 3.3% expected in 2012-13. This follows an estimated increase of 7.3% in 2010-11 and a 23.3% jump in 2009-10 due to the surge in pre-Olympic and pre-Paralympic sports preparation and demand. The Ashes were also held during 2009-10, which contributed to industry growth for the year. Allday adds, “a post-Olympic slowdown is expected to result in industry revenue declining from 2013-14 through 2016-17, resulting in industry revenue decreasing over the five years through 2017-18”. Enterprise numbers and employment are also forecast to decline over the period due to falls in sports participation and localised demand.

The Sports Facilities industry has a low industry concentration level, as there is a very high number of sports stadiums and facilities across the United Kingdom, with even the largest ones having limited market share. The largest organisation in the industry, the FA (which owns and operates Wembley Stadium), is estimated to only account for 2.7% of industry revenue in 2012-13. Further, the largest four organisations in the industry, some of which also operate major sports leagues or bodies, are estimated to account for just 8.8% of industry revenue for the year.

For more information on the Sports Facilities industry, including latest industry trends, statistics, analysis and market share information, purchase the full report from IBISWorld, the nation’s largest publisher of industry research.

IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Firms within this industry operate facilities for indoor or outdoor sports events. These facilities and stadiums may be open, closed or covered, and may or may not have spectator seating. These firms carry out the organisation and operation of outdoor and indoor sports events for professionals or amateurs, using their own facilities. This industry also includes managing and providing staff to operate these facilities.

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