Interest levels in soccer in the USA have taken off, especially since the FIFA World Cup of 2014 in Brazil. An astounding total of 3,429,873 people attended the 64 matches. As a result, soccer is becoming an even more profitable business and utilizing a soccer field enclosure can boost revenues considerably.
From youth soccer programs and private fitness facilities to colleges and universities, a soccer field enclosure has become a sound business investment that brings a wide range of benefits.
Here are four ways an Allsite Temporary Fabric Structure (TFS) can be a benefit, all of which not only increase enjoyment for players but also make great business sense.
#1. A soccer field enclosure means no more playing in the rain.
Nobody likes playing soccer in the rain, but this is not just about comfort and convenience for players. This is about safety. When your facility is safe, that translates into more members or more soccer clubs who may want to use your field.
Keep your players safe by having them play and practice in an indoor controlled environment. We bet the parents and fans will be grateful too.
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Slipping on wet grass during a match can mean pulled muscles, stress fractures and most commonly: knee injuries like a torn meniscus. Meniscus tears can occur when soccer players twist or pivot the knee unexpectedly, tearing the cartilage in the knee. Playing on dry turf under a soccer field enclosure can help prevent this common cause of soccer injuries.
Players will still have to warm up and exercise caution, no matter what the field conditions might be.
#2. Indoor soccer fields attract students/members to your facility.
If you are a college or university competing for college athletes or even just regular students who want a great gym, an indoor soccer facility is a huge draw. Online ratings of the country’s best college gyms inevitably list campus fitness facilities that feature a soccer field enclosure.
#3. An indoor facility means soccer games can happen all year ’round.
Whether you are in the sports facility business or you work for a municipality that supports the community with a strong sports program, a soccer field enclosures means games can generally happen no matter what the weather might be throwing your way.
That means youth soccer can take place any time of year, during the brutal heat of summer or the frigid cold of winter. Allsite has a complete array of custom options, including ventilation and HVAC for those hot summer days.
In addition, Allsite’s tensioned fabric design means even extremely high winds won’t stop your game. The superior strength of our soccer field enclosures means you can install bleachers, a scoreboard, and speaker systems and the building can handle it all.
#4. Artificial turf means fewer injuries overall.
A study comparing injures suffered on a certain type of turf compared to grass showed a clear advantage of the turf when it came to injuries.
There is a common belief, based on outdated information and first generation turf technology that playing on turf is not as safe as playing on grass. That is no longer a given, with new turf technology and more studies showing an actual decrease in all sorts of injuries when games are played on new generations of turf.
When you have an indoor soccer enclosure fitted with the new generation turf, the players in your facility may experience less incidence of injury when it is hot outside, according to the study.
The study also found that playing on new tech turf resulted in:
- 32% less ligament tears
- 64% less rotator cuff tears
- 74% fewer muscle tears
If sturdy and long lasting is on the list of things you need for your soccer field enclosure, Allsite’s TFS can provide just that. It is an excellent solution for semi-permanent and long-term requirements.
As the popularity of soccer continues to spread, a soccer field enclosure can provide a cost-effective solution for leagues and teams.
Are you ready to ramp up your soccer program? Give us a call and we can tell you even more ways that a soccer field enclosure is great for business.