Building an indoor soccer facility is faster and easier with a building kit. Pre-kitted buildings allow for rapid facility construction with models that are made to the same, or higher, standards than stick-built facilities. Whether building a space for practice or games, these kits can help.
In fact, many teams and localities prefer using kits for their indoor soccer facilities over traditional building methods.
Benefits of Using an Indoor Soccer Facility Using a Kit
If you have a conventional, stick-built facility constructed, there are some drawbacks compared to a prefab kit. The most common reasons that prefab kits are being used are:
- Column-free designs are possible, allowing you to maximize space.
- Build time is much faster, offering teams the opportunity to quickly build their facility.
- Affordable pricing options.
- All fields are designed to meet the United States Soccer Federation’s requirements.
Investments in a soccer facility are major decisions, especially if they involve taxpayer money or school budgets. Metal building kits empower teams and local owners because they’re easy to maintain and last longer.
Steel roofs and siding won’t need to be replaced for decades, and you won’t need to worry about mold, termites or pests. Additionally, general upkeep costs less and the construction is eco-friendly.
As a material, steel is 100% recyclable. When constructing a metal building, there’s also significantly lower material waste involved. Overall, steel will outperform most other building materials while having a smaller impact on the environment.
The building process is also easy and straightforward. But there are a few things that you’ll need to know when going into your build.
Building An Indoor Soccer Complex
Indoor soccer complexes offer the opportunity to play uninterrupted soccer without concerns about local weather reports or climates. In addition, many schools and localities offer indoor soccer so that players can continue playing during the off-season.
Indoor Soccer Field Size
Your indoor soccer facility must meet the current field size requirements set by the US Soccer Federation. Dimension requirements, at the time of writing this article, are as follows:
- All soccer fields must have a length of 175 feet
- All soccer fields must have a width of 75 feet
However, these are the dimensions for the field of play. You’ll want to have even more space to accommodate for necessities, such as benches, penalty areas and even referees. Ideally, you’ll use the dimensions above and add on to them.
Normally, the length is increased to a minimum of 200 feet and the width is increased to 85 – 90 feet.
Due to these large dimensions, I-beam construction truly excels. With I-beams, you can achieve these large, open spaces necessary for play without needing complex design plans and columns.
In fact, you can maximize the open space of one of these facilities up to around 300-feet. Most metal buildings will maintain their structural integrity up to this size before you need to add a column for support.
Futsal Court Dimensions
Futsal field courts can also be made using a prefab kit.
These urban soccer parks are often 131 feet by 66 feet, if you plan on following standard sizing. However, some models can be smaller, with dimensions of 125 feet by 57 feet.
How Much Does It Cost to Build Indoor Soccer Field?
Indoor facilities for sports have a wide range of costs. Depending on your location, you can expect to pay between $18 per square foot and $40 per square foot for the building.
Using these figures above, you can expect the following:
- 200 x 85-foot building to cost $306,000 to $680,000
However, these costs do not include:
- Clearing and grading the area where the indoor soccer facility is erected
- Utility connection and hookup
- Additional interior options, such as benches, areas to sell food, etc.
When you work with a company that offers prefab kits or offers a full indoor sports facility construction, they’ll be better able to estimate the true cost of your build.
Additional Soccer Facility Spaces and Equipment to Consider
An indoor field isn’t the only thing that the facility will require. There are a lot of additional spaces and extras that may or may not be necessary based on your needs. A few of these necessities may include:
- Locker rooms are a necessity. When designing your space, be sure to allot enough space for locker rooms for both teams. If you plan on having multiple fields, you may even need your own facility just for locker rooms.
- Commentary space if the games will have commentators.
- Storage spaces are always necessary and allow you to keep extra equipment handy.
- First aid stations are important to have and will hold basic items. These stations will have key first aid equipment and be used if fans or players get injured.
- Fitness spaces may be a necessity if teams are going to practice in the facility. Exercise equipment and fitness machines will demand larger spaces and storage.
You may also need items, such as signage, turf and fire alarm systems. Netting and multimedia will also enhance the game and make it a better experience for fans and players.
Indoor soccer facility building kits reduce the construction time of building, eliminate the need for columns and last for decades or longer with proper care. Maintenance is minimal, and you don’t need to worry about common issues, such as humidity and pests.
If you’re considering building an indoor soccer facility, it may be best to go with a prefab kit.