Here are some commonly asked questions and answers about starting a new sports facility. We highly recommend getting involved and speaking with our membnership. The industry is so unique that there is no one formula that works in all areas.
Field sizes vary. The United States Indoor Soccer Association suggests 75'x185' with a wide variance. In general, the size of the field will depend on the size of the building and program mix. Click for official field diagram or Official Rules.
There are numerous one-field facilities in the industry. Most experts, however, would recommend a minimum of two major fields for cost-efficiency. Ultimately, the answer should factor market size and available space.
The length and time for the season depends on location. In the north, the indoor soccer season runs from October 1st to mid-April. In the south, the season runs from April to October because of the heat. Sessions average eight weeks.
The industry abides by a variety of pricing models, including individual, member, and team fees. Average charge per game per sport varies by location and competition from $100 to $400 per team per game.
Staff payroll varies by location and competition. Referees, whether treated as independent contractors or employees, tend to earn between $10 and $35 per game depending on the level of the league and the sport.
Extra income can come from membership fees, admission fees, childrens programs, seniors programs, tournaments, mothers programs, and many more. Find numerous other ideas in USIndoor's Startup Manual, available to members, Resources, and Consultants.