What You Need for Batting Cages in Your Recreation Center
Offering a variety of activities and facilities at your recreation center is a great way to drive interest and bring in customers. Batting cages have increased in popularity over the years, and your recreation center could potentially benefit from implementing them. Today in the Sports Facility Advisory blog, we’ll talk about batting cages and what you need to put them in your facility.
Are They Worthwhile Additions to Your Recreation Center?
Before implementing batting cages in your recreation center, it’s important to see if adding them would be worth it. Doing a feasibility study beforehand can help you make the decision and determine whether or not you should install them.
You’ll want to gauge general interest in baseball in your area. If it’s not something people are particularly interested in, or if there’s already various popular batting cages available in the area, it may not be useful to put in your facility. Also, if you have warm weather all year, they may not be used as much unless you install them outdoors. This is another consideration you’ll have to go over. Do you want indoor cages, outdoor cages, or both?
All of these decisions will be made easier after a comprehensive feasibility study.
What You’ll Need
Batting cages take up a decent amount of room, so you’ll definitely need to set aside a space for them. Outdoor batting cages may be cheaper to implement, but if you have colder weather during the year, they may not get a lot of use. Regardless, you’ll need the cages, however many you plan on having, pitching machines, balls, and bats if you want to provide them. Batting cages are fairly permanent additions, and they’ll need their own dedicated space in your recreation center. They’re not like basketball and volleyball courts, which can be converted to fit a variety of different needs. That’s why it’s so important to make sure batting cages are a worthwhile investment before moving forward on building them.
Contact Sports Facilities Advisory Today
If you’re looking to build a recreation center or make an addition to an existing one, consult with Sports Facilities Advisory. Our expert team knows what is needed to make a facility successful. Through feasibility studies and more, we can help you make the best decisions possible. Our extensive expertise is what makes us the best in the industry, so you know you’re in good hands. For more information about our services, contact us today.