Common Misconceptions About Indoor Sports Facilities
For facility developers, deciding whether or not your complex will be an indoor facility or an outdoor facility is among the most important decisions you will make. While some sports require indoor facilities, most can be played outside as well and for that reason, it is often more common to see outdoor facilities.
Part of the reason why outdoor facilities are more common than indoor sports facilities is because there are some misconceptions that come with indoor sports facilities that are tough to get rid of. In today’s post, Sports Facilities Advisory will address some of those misconceptions.
They Are Too Expensive
While it is true that most indoor sports facilities are more expensive than most outdoor sports facilities, it is a misconception that they are too expensive. They might be costly to make but they will also help make you more money in the long run by being able to stay open all throughout the year.
The biggest benefit to an indoor sports facility is that it can stay open even during harsh weather, including rain, snow, extreme heat, and extreme cold. While building an indoor facility might cost more money in the short term and even cost a little bit more to maintain, having that steady revenue stream during the winter months will help make it worthwhile.
They Are Too Difficult To Maintain
Because indoor facilities typically require more cleaning than outdoor facilities, it is a common misconception that they require more maintenance than outdoor facilities. And while that might be true in some areas, outdoor facilities require just as much maintenance, if not more maintenance, in other areas. Indoor playing surfaces are always going to be artificial, i.e., not grass or dirt but wood and artificial turf. While dirt will turn to mud and grass will wither, artificial turf and hardwood floors will do neither.
They Are Not Versatile
Lastly, indoor sports facilities are often seen as not being versatile because they have walls that contain the activities that go on inside. While the walls do limit the amount of space, indoor sports facilities are arguably more versatile than outdoor facilities. In an indoor facility, there are rooms and different areas that allow for different activities at the same time which can be hard to facilitate outdoors. Most importantly, you won’t have an event canceled due to weather, which is a tremendous versatility boost.
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At SFA, we want to help you develop the best facility possible, whether that is an indoor sports facility or an outdoor facility. Give us a call today at (727) 483-7910 or contact us online for more information.