According to Forbes, the sporting industry is expected to be worth $73.5 billion by 2019. Many collegiate athletic departments are looking to gain whatever competitive advantage they can, while keeping costs to a minimum. More universities are using a fabric-covered building as a training center. This can prove to be an affordable investment.
Why A Fabric-Covered Building?
A 2014 report by Washington Post showed that 28 top U.S. universities spent more money than they made back in their athletic department.
One way to improve daily operations and recoup cost is by investing in an indoor facility. Such an investment allows athletes to train year-round when the weather prohibits outdoor training. A fabric-covered building makes for a versatile and cost-effective multi-sport facility.
Fabric buildings have great height and clearance, allowing athletes to utilize as much of the space as possible. These types of structures also don’t require internal supports, which creates an open and airy atmosphere.
The high ceiling allows optimal air circulation. The fabric also helps athletes stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Fabric buildings have minimal foundation requirements, making the structure easy to relocate. We can also use sound-absorbing fabric to reduce outside noise and minimize indoor echoing. The latter will certainly make a coach or a trainer’s job easier.
Universities also routinely let outside recreational clubs use the space. Yoga, martial arts, and other sport instructors without their own space can use the facility for conducting classes at an affordable fee.
Optimize Your Training Center with a Fabric-Covered Building
Aside from fabric buildings, other structures such as pole buildings can also serve as an athletic facility. Our optional features give your facility a customized interior that meets the demands of serious athletes. Call C&S Construction if you’re ready to improve your training center with a fabric-covered building.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Fabric-Covered Buildings for Athletic and Recreational Use
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