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Multi Sport Complex Business Plan

The Supreme Courts

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Market Analysis Summary

The Supreme Courts will be the only multisport complex of its kind in all of the Las Vegas Valley. Some aspects of the facility will cater mainly to the City of Henderson residents. Other aspects however, will appeal to everyone in the valley.

Because of the diversity in the activities and programs available in The Supreme Courts, our market segments vary from dedicated workout junkies to people who just want a few hours of fun and recreation.

From 1990 to 1999, memberships at health clubs rose from 20.7 million to 30.6 million according to the latest statistics from **. This trend is projected to continue. Not only that, but frequent users of fitness clubs soared by 84% during the same period. From recent surveys of over 360 fitness clubs (conducted by **), the eight most profitable programs for fitness centers were identified. The Supreme Courts offers six of these eight, including the top three. Due to the market for fitness clubs in Henderson, The Supreme Courts has a very bright future.

The average number of members for multipurpose clubs registered with ** (The Supreme Courts will be a ** member) in 1999 was over 2,104. The total number of ** clubs in 1999 was 3,185, many of which were fitness only clubs which average just over 1,200 members.

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4.1 Market Segmentation

  1. Weekend Warriors: an important market segment for The Supreme Courts will be the weekend warriors. These people don't like to be locked into long-term commitments but like the freedom to come and go when the opportunity presents itself. These people will be a target market for special promotions and periodic activities.
  2. Hardcore Fitness Buffs: another market segment for our facility will be those who view themselves as dedicated fitness gurus. These people are very particular about the type of workout equipment they use, and usually enjoy the opportunity to be "looked at" by other users of the facility. As long as the right equipment is available, these people are willing to lock into long-term commitments with a facility.
  3. Gym Rats: a third market segment for The Supreme Courts will be those people who love to be in a gym. Usually associated with basketball, gym rats seek to find places to play, practice, or just hang out, usually at a very reasonable price. The better the atmosphere, and the more people to watch them, the more gym rats are attracted to a facility. This is a very large market for The Supreme Courts.
  4. Families: this is a smaller, but important market segment for our facility. We have "something for everyone" and that will attract families that want to become members of the facility as well as families who simply want a few hours of fun every now and again. These people will also be the main target for summer camps and activities that allow for fun and education for the children while the parents enjoy some relatively cheap babysitting.
  5. Senior Citizens: this market segment will be our fastest growing market as more senior citizens are retiring to Henderson than any other group. When provided with health promoting programs, senior citizens are willing to participate due to the new focus on physical activity and the constant encouragement from family and physicians. In fact, this group was the fastest growing club membership segment over the last 10 years according to **. It grew up to four times faster than other segments.
  6. Business Travelers: another small market segment, travelers to the City of Henderson will be attracted to use this facility for various purposes without the pressure or hassle of a required membership. The simple daily walk-in fee will make The Supreme Courts a very attractive place to workout for these people.
  7. Tourists: another small market segment for The Supreme Courts will be the tourists who are attracted to the facility because of its size and appearance. Fabric structures often become tourist attractions because of their different and interesting appearance.

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Market Analysis
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Potential Customers Growth CAGR
Weekend Warriors 3% 132,479 136,453 140,547 144,763 149,106 3.00%
Hardcore Fitness Gurus 3% 6,080 6,262 6,450 6,643 6,843 3.00%
Gym Rats 3% 325,000 334,750 344,792 355,136 365,790 3.00%
Families 3% 50,000 51,500 53,045 54,636 56,275 3.00%
Senior Citizens 7% 24,320 26,022 27,843 29,793 31,878 7.00%
Tourists 1% 10,000 10,100 10,201 10,303 10,406 1.00%
Business Travelers 0% 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 0.00%
Total 3.14% 550,879 568,087 585,878 604,274 623,298 3.14%

4.2 Target Market Segment Strategy

Due to the size and convenient location of our facility, many people will be attracted to The Supreme Courts to see what we have to offer. However, we will not be content to just wait for customers to come to us. Instead, we will focus our marketing strategies on those market segments who match our offerings. The great thing about marketing The Supreme Courts, is that each market segment relates, in certain ways, to all the others.

Our main objective with our early marketing strategy will be to get people into our facility. Once people see what we have to offer, and feel the atmosphere that will be created, they will want to return and participate in the many activities and programs that will be available to them.

Some of the ways The Supreme Courts will get people into the facility include:

  1. Offering tours to junior and senior high schools during the building and early completion stages of the facility.
  2. Having a large promotional event to open the facility that will be free to everyone.
  3. Hosting and/or supporting various community events that will bring in many people who otherwise would not come.
  4. Mailing out free day passes to all of the surrounding area.

Following the opening of The Supreme Courts, print and radio media will be used to promote both the facility and the programs that are being offered to attract new people from all over the Las Vegas Valley.

As a ** member, many resources are also available for marketing and promotional ideas that have been effective for other facilities.

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4.3 Service Business Analysis

The sport and fitness business is a booming industry, with total revenues for 1999 over £10.6 billion. Because of this, fitness clubs are popping up all over the place, including airports and grocery stores! The size and scope of these clubs vary from small, individually owned workout facilities, to very elaborate, publicly owned franchises. According to statistics from **, as of July, 2000 there were 15,910 clubs in the USA with over 30 million total club members. That is an average of over 1,800 members per club. Multisport clubs, like The Supreme Courts, averaged over 2,800 members per club. One of The Supreme Courts challenges is to establish itself as a legitimate sport and fitness club that is appealing to each of its market segments, and position itself as a great deal for members and casual walk-ins alike.

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4.3.1 Competition and Buying Patterns

The competition for The Supreme Courts in Henderson include two ** clubs, **, **, and **. At all of these clubs, various types of memberships are available. Some require long-term commitments while other have a minimum commitment of at least one full month.

Potential fitness club members will usually compare clubs and find the one that fits their specific needs, or has the amenities that he/she wants. Value is usually very important to these potential members as most people want to get the best value for their dollar.

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Market Analysis
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Potential Customers Growth CAGR
Weekend Warriors 3% 132,479 136,453 140,547 144,763 149,106 3.00%
Hardcore Fitness Gurus 3% 6,080 6,262 6,450 6,643 6,843 3.00%
Gym Rats 3% 325,000 334,750 344,792 355,136 365,790 3.00%
Families 3% 50,000 51,500 53,045 54,636 56,275 3.00%
Senior Citizens 7% 24,320 26,022 27,843 29,793 31,878 7.00%
Tourists 1% 10,000 10,100 10,201 10,303 10,406 1.00%
Business Travelers 0% 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 0.00%
Total 3.14% 550,879 568,087 585,878 604,274 623,298 3.14%