Indoor Sports Structures Mean More Possibilities

Indoor sports structures made out of fabric with an aluminum frame allow year-round sporting events and practice in a naturally well-lit and comfortable environment. The sound dampening effects of the fabric walls and roof allow your athletes to focus on the game and hear their coaches and teammates better than outdoors or in an echoing permanent structure.

indoor sports structures by Allsite Structure Rentals

Indoor Sports Structure by Allsite Structure Rentals

Sunlight coming through the walls and ceiling keep the interior bright and free of shadows. Improving the environmental aspects of practice and events is only one part of the advantage that a fabric-covered indoor sports structure offers.

These structures can be designed and built to the specifications that you need. You don’t have to worry about overhead clearance and can add practice areas, locker rooms and any other areas you need. Custom designed fabric structures are still a fraction of the cost of a permanent brick or wood building

Who benefits by using indoor sports structures?

The costs and construction times for permanent or temporary indoor sports structures can be prohibitive. Traditional gyms and arenas are rarely cost effective, especially for schools and clubs. Although a gym or arena may get used on a daily basis, sport activities won’t generate enough profit to cover the cost of the initial building or continued use.

Fabric structures, designed for sports use and large enough to cover the most ambitious sporting events are increasingly becoming the first option for smaller organizations and have even gotten wider use in professional sports. Both the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles use fabric structures as their primary practice facilities.

Expanding beyond the arena

Whether you are expanding an existing sports program or starting a new one, an indoor sports structure can keep the expenses down and allow you to expand the structure when needed. The current generation of fabric structures allow a degree of modularity and mobility that were unheard of a decade ago. Improvements in fabric and aluminum supports make these structures as safe and comfortable as permanent traditional buildings.

Dressing rooms, showers, administrative offices can be designed into the structure to keep them all under one roof. The aluminum framing is strong enough to support safety equipment as well as lighting and environmental controls.

What sports are playable in indoor sports structures?

Professional sports teams are not the only groups that can benefit from fabric-enclosed sports facilities. Some of the many uses include:

  • Tennis

Reducing environmental factors can allow tennis players to focus on the mechanics of the game. Repetitive movements, without the effects of wind and weather, can spell the difference between an adequate player and a good one. Practice can continue independent of the season or the weather. Removing distractions during practice will improve anyone’s game. Having tennis matches in an indoor sports structure also minimizes the effects of the environment on the match itself. No more rain delays.

  • Indoor Swimming

There are many advantages to having an indoor swimming facility. Being able to put one in a structure that costs a fraction of a dedicated pool building and can be built much more quickly increases the appeal. Indoor sports structures made of fabric will also allow you to incorporate natural lighting into your swimming facility.

  • Indoor Soccer

The popularity of soccer continues to increase in the United States. Although the sport is played outside, having an inside facility allows teams to practice and play year round. Negating the effects of weather on the sport allow games to be played on schedule without concern.

  • Football

If it works for the Ravens and the Eagles, it will work for practice or playing for your football team. The modular design of fabric-covered structures can host the field, practice areas, changing rooms and space for fans and observers.

  • Indoor Ice Skating

No longer just a tent, indoor sports structures can be climate controlled and allow ice skating rinks to be maintained year round.

  • Basketball

Fabric covered indoor sports structures can have a ceiling height of up to 54’. Combine this with a width of 150’ and no maximum length, you can actually put multiple basketball courts under one structure.

  • Multi-Sport Arena Construction

Because fabric indoor sports structures are modular and can be adapted to fit your needs, they have become increasingly popular for multi-sports arenas.

Maximizing your sports team’s effect means minimizing the detrimental effects of cost. No matter what sport you are interested in, the advantages of hosting practice and events inside a fabric-covered indoor sports structure can make a huge difference to the success of the players.

Zoe Paxani

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