Feature Article - June 2008
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Facility Planning

Respondents from health, fitness and sports clubs were less likely than others to be planning new construction, or additions or renovations to their existing facilities. While 72.4 percent of all respondents indicated they had such plans, only 64.4 percent of health and fitness clubs indicated that they had plans to build over the next three years. (See Figure 53.)

Those who do have construction plans in place over the next three years were also planning to spend less on average than most other types of facilities. The average health, fitness and sports club respondent with plans for construction over the next three years was planning to spend $2,227,000. YMCAs, YWCAs and JCCs were both more likely to be planning construction (72.8 percent have plans to build over the next three years) and also were planning to spend 139 percent more on average on those new and renovated facilities.