The NRPA Rectangular Fields Facility Calculator

The NRPA Rectangular Field Value Calculator offers insight into the actual costs and benefits of rectangular athletic fields for football, soccer, lacrosse and other uses. Specifically, this tool gives park and recreation directors a resource that calculates the annual costs and benefits of athletic fields within their agency.

Background about the calculator

The calculator shows averages for all types and sizes of rectangular fields. If you have regulation fields and some small-sided fields of various sizes, they are all assigned the same annual cost values. This includes:

  • Total Cost of providing the field
  • Direct revenue generated by each field
  • Indirect revenue generated by goods and services provided by outside agency participants such as players, officials, leagues, associations, sponsors, etc.

 
Hover over to display definitions for an individual item.  Click here for a full list of the Calculator Definitions.

COSTS

      Cost per Field Total Costs
Grass Surface
11 to 12 Months of Use Annually
Total Number of Fields
#
  $15,686 $0
    Total Number of fields with lights  
#
$2,910 $0
    Total Number of fields with irrigation  
#
$1,404 $0
$0
 
9 to 10 Months of Use Annually
    Total Number of Fields
#
  $9,251 $0
        Total Number of fields with lights  
#
$2,135 $0
        Total Number of fields with irrigation  
#
$1,554 $0
     $0
 
8 Months or Less of Use Annually
    Total Number of Fields
#
  $7,830 $0
        Total Number of fields with lights  
#
$1,261 $0
        Total Number of fields with irrigation  
#
$329 $0
     $0
 
Synthetic Surface
All
    Total Number of Fields
#
  $12,375 $0
        Total Number of fields with lights  
#
$2,351 $0
        Total Number of fields with irrigation  
#
$1,025 $0
     $0

    Agency Costs All Fields
    Total Grass Fields $0
    Total Synthetic Turf Fields $0

 

REVENUES

Total Agency Direct Revenue
Number of Months of Field Use Annually # of fields   Direct Revenue per Field Total Revenue
    11 to 12 Months
#
  $10,889 $0
    9 to 10 Months
#
  $6,372 $0
    8 Months or Less
#
  $6,061 $0
    Total Agency Direct Revenue $0
 
    Agency Indirect Revenue-Uniforms
Uniform Types # of fields   Annual Uniform Value per Field Total Revenue
    Basic
#
  $7,200 $0
    Simple
#
  $14,400 $0
    Team
#
  $21,600 $0
    Agency Indirect Revenue-Uniform $0
 
    Agency Indirect Revenue-Awards
Seasons # of fields Value per field per season Total Value Total Revenue
    1 season
#
$600 $600 $0
    2 seasons
#
$600 $1,200 $0
    3 seasons
#
$600 $1,800 $0
    4 seasons
#
$600 $2,400 $0
    Agency Indirect Revenue-Awards $0
 
    Agency Indirect Revenue-Officiating
Seasons # of fields Value per field per season Total Value Total Revenue
    1 season
#
$3,210 $3,210 $0
    2 seasons
#
$3,210 $6,420 $0
    3 seasons
#
$3,210 $9,630 $0
    4 seasons
#
$3,210 $12,840 $0
    Agency Indirect Revenue-Officiating $0
 

    Agency Revenue All Fields
    Total Agency Direct Revenue $0
    Total Indirect Revenue $0

 

SUMMARY

 Total Agency Direct Revenue $0
 Agency Indirect Revenue-Uniforms $0
 Agency Indirect Revenue-Awards $0
 Agency Indirect Revenue-Officiating $0
 Total Field costs $0

 

Note that the study did not include land acquisition or development costs due to the extreme variability of that data. Note that the life-cycle for a properly designed and developed grass field is usually a minimum of 20 years before a major renovation would be necessary. You can amortize that data into an annual value and include it with the calculator findings.

The values presented in this calculator were derived from a survey sent to approximately 700 agencies that had indicated in their PRORAGIS profile that they managed and/or maintained rectangular fields. The survey generated 98 usable responses, approximately a 14 percent response rate. For a detailed review of the study, please review the "Rectangular Fields Annual Value Analysis."

 

 

 

 

 

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