According to Statista.com, in 2013 almost 5 million people (aged 6 years and older) participated in indoor soccer. That astounding number of players helps explain why temporary indoor soccer stadiums are on the rise. These tension fabric structures (TFS) are a real boon for providing needed space for training, practice, and games.
You are probably wondering, why exactly is this a rising trend in the sports industry and what advantages does it have to offer?
In lieu of a permanent indoor soccer facility, many organizations and teams have found this to be an affordable and practical solution for their needs. And, while they are treated as temporary structures for permitting and fast and easy to build, they are also durable enough for years of use.
Why Temporary Indoor Soccer Stadiums?
- They are a budget-friendly solution compared to permanent structures.
This is fairly straightforward, the cost of purchasing and erecting a TFS indoor soccer stadium is significantly lower and requires less planning than a permanent structure.
TFS indoor soccer stadiums can also be easily erected in impromptu locations, such as a parking lot or open field that is only available for part of the year or season.
- Temporary indoor soccer stadiums generally do not require permits or zoning considerations.
In most states and cities, temporary indoor soccer stadiums are not subject to zoning because they are not permanent buildings. For the same reason, they generally do not require the same permits as permanent structures. Eliminating the extra cost and delay in completing the project can simplify the entire effort.
- Temporary indoor soccer stadiums are both relocatable and removable.
Tensioned fabric structures are designed to be relocatable thanks to their modular construction. Fabric is lightweight but strong, making it easy to transport and setup repeatedly. This makes them highly portable for fast relocation to new areas or practice facilities. For traveling teams, or teams without a modern facility, this can be a solution.
- Temporary indoor soccer stadiums are highly customizable to meet individual needs.
This is especially true because the right tensioned fabric building can accommodate and support a wide variety of game-related materials such as scoreboards, PA systems, and even climbing walls or zip lines.
When you decide to use a fabric structure for your indoor soccer stadium, you can also choose from a wide range of accessories and customized options including:
- ventilation type
- doors (freight and personnel)
- relocation options (wheels or via crane lift)
- anchorage type
- lighting type
- weatherproofing options
- option for removable walls
- They are also incredibly versatile.
The same fabric structure used for temporary indoor soccer stadiums can also be used for gymnasiums, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, military training, or just about any other physical activity or sport.
This also allows the opportunity for multiple teams from other sports to use the same field during different times of the year. From basketball to tennis, the same space can suddenly serve multiple uses and needs. Versatility of space is a great asset for facilities because it saves on space, cost, and energy.
- Weather delays and complications become a non-issue.
Especially popular in northern climates, temporary fabric structures are used to create insulated, impromptu spaces that serve all the needs of a permanent structure. The PVC coated polyester scrim fabric withstands heavy winds and snow loads.
Southern locales also benefit from indoor soccer stadiums. They allow play to continue when the rainy season or afternoon showers arrive. With adequate ventilation (and even HVAC) games can be played in hot and humid weather with no issues.
The fabric used on the structures is PVC coated polyester scrim that protects from harsh weather, making it possible to hold sporting events comfortably, regardless of the weather where the indoor sports structure is installed.
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Do not let the word temporary fool you. Tensioned fabric structures are both sturdy and long lasting. They are an excellent semi-permanent solution for long-term needs.
While indoor soccer popularity continues to grow, temporary indoor soccer stadiums can fill the gap for much needed facilities.
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