3 Advantages Of Using A Metal Building For Your Recreational Sports Facility

From youth sports and community centers to professional leagues, communities and rec clubs are investing in top-of-the-line recreational metal buildings now more than ever.

If you're looking to build a recreational building, you need a quick and easy-to-construct, long-lasting, and low-maintenance solution.

Metal buildings are the perfect choice for industries like steel mills, oil and gas, distribution warehouses, and health centers.  With the design flexibility and the ability for easy expansion, it's easy to see why so many communities are choosing pre-engineered metal buildings for their recreational facility.

Recreational facilities should also be easy to change and add on to at any time so you can adjust to changing customer demands.

Out of all of the building methods you could use to construct an indoor sports facility, metal leads the way.

Steel is a very versatile, durable, and affordable building material, which is why they are taking over as the go-to solution for recreational buildings.

In the article below, we will discuss three benefits of using a metal building for your recreational sports facility.

Table of Contents

  1. A Metal Building Project Allows For Versatile Designs
  2. Steel Buildings Are Durable
  3. Steel Buildings Are Affordable


1. A Metal Building Project Allows For Versatile Designs

When you build with steel, you have a wide variety of design options.

Clearspan structures that are only available with prefab metal buildings allow you to choose from a wide range of design options that aren't limited by support beams or load-bearing walls.

And if the current design of your indoor sports facility no longer meets your needs, you can change it at any time to accommodate new needs, including waiting rooms, offices, and more.

Metal building kits allow owners of fitness and rec centers to easily swap out equipment, add classrooms, or even remove rooms to create more open space for activities and sports,

This versatility allows you to stay on top of your customer’s changing expectations.

The recreation industry is constantly changing.

For example, indoor skydiving is experiencing a boom in popularity, but the facility requirements for that activity are very unique.

Fortunately, a pre-engineered metal building system can be built to accommodate high horsepower fans and wind tunnels, all with a striking modern design.

A pre-engineered metal building sports facility is perfect for various activities, like indoor track, basketball, football, gymnastics, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, equestrian facilities, and amateur and professional sporting teams.

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2. Steel Buildings Are Durable

If indoor sports complexes need to be one thing, it's durable.

And there is no other building option more durable than steel building kits.

Steel creates a safer structure than any other construction material available today, making it perfect for your recreation building.

Steel is durable because:

  • They can withstand high winds, extreme weather, and seismic activity better than traditional building methods like wood frames or concrete.
  • It remains functional for decades with minimal maintenance.
  • It is resistant to mold, rodents, and insects.
  • It won't warp, rot or sag with age.
  • If it has been properly coated, it won't rust or oxidize when exposed to moisture.

If you live in an area where winds can reach 150mph or more during natural disasters like hurricanes, steel-framed buildings have a much better chance of surviving than other construction methods.

This is one of the major building advantages of steel. You can rest assured that your recreational facility can withstand even the harshest conditions.

Steel is also much better suited to stand up to projectile damage common during hurricanes and tornadoes.

You can also design for the most stringent wind uplift codes using a steel roofing system.


3. Steel Buildings Are Affordable

When you're designing a new sports facility, or any building for that matter, building prices are typically the first thing most people look at.

Fortunately, the building cost of steel is much more appealing than other building methods.

Metal sports arenas are extremely cost-effective throughout their lifetime, starting with the cost of materials and assembly.

Using steel as your building material will save you money in various ways, especially during the construction phase.

Pre-engineered steel buildings are sent to job sites ready to be erected with the required fasteners and construction plans included.

This more efficient construction method allows steel buildings to be constructed much faster, saving on labor costs and equipment rentals.

You can also save a lot of money on foundation design and installation because steel buildings can have a more minimal foundation constructed with concrete, bricks, and mortar or wood.

Getting your frame constructed faster also allows trades to move in quickly to install utilities and perform interior finish-out.

The quicker you can construct your sports arena, the sooner you'll be open for business.

The durability of steel we talked about earlier also translates to cost savings.

Its durability will save you money on insurance premiums because insurance companies offer attractive rates for steel frame structures.

Steel also saves money because it is fire-resistant, receives far less damage from seismic activity and weather events, and steel creates a safer building overall.

All of this translates to far fewer maintenance costs over the life of your steel building.

A metal building package has much less general maintenance as well.

Steel roofs will require periodic cleaning and inspection, but damaged panels are easily repaired or replaced.

The metal exterior won't require repainting like traditional building materials unless the finish has somehow been damaged.

The non-steel interiors of your steel building will require cleaning and regular care, especially with the activities that occur in a steel recreational facility, but the underlying steel frame and secondary framing and panels are virtually maintenance-free.


Build Your Indoor Sports Facility With Steel

These are three of the benefits you get when building your recreational building with steel.

Metal recreational facilities are versatile, durable, and cost-effective.

There are also countless other benefits that all stem from these three major benefits.

With efficient construction, a long lifespan, and the versatility to adapt to your needs, steel sports facilities will provide your community with an attractive, useful place for fitness activities, sporting events, and entertainment.

And don't think that your steel sports facility has to look like an old horse barn, either.

Steel is a modern building solution that can be customized to look exactly the way you want it.

If you're ready to build with steel, the team at STEVENS is ready to help.

STEVENS' metal building team takes pride in focusing on our client relationships to ensure we understand the specific needs and requirements for each recreational steel building project. 

We will help you design and erect a metal building that will match what your business needs.

Working with STEVENS gets you a full-service construction and steel erection company for your next steel building project.

Click the button below to find out how our pre-engineered metal building team can help you with your prefab metal recreational sports facility.

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