On March 21, 2024

Outdoor Basketball Court Costs: Size, Ground, Time

Knowing what we can expect to pay for a significant project on our property is naturally important to most of us, and a great example here is a basketball court or any other related court type you’re having installed. How much will an outdoor basketball court cost? The answer depends on several factors.

At Courts Unlimited, we’re here to provide clients around Utah with a huge range of court design options, including basketball surfacing for both residential and commercial needs. In this two-part blog series, we’ll look at the key factors to consider when it comes to the final price of your outdoor basketball court, plus what to think about within each area. 

Court Size

Naturally, one of the first and largest factors in play here is the size of your court. Most courts are somewhere between 400 and 500 square feet, but this range is rather broad – it could go up to 3,000 square feet or even more for some specific needs.

If you’re wondering why this makes such a big difference for price, there are several reasons. First and foremost, more materials will be used for larger courts, and these materials are not cheap. In addition, more labor time will be needed to install a larger court, resulting in higher costs. Finally, certain features such as lighting or seating may be required for bigger courts, which will also increase the overall price.

Kind of Underlying Ground

What sort of ground will your basketball court be installed over? This is a vital consideration for determining the price of installation, as well as the materials and labor required.

If you’re building your court on dirt or grass, it will require a concrete base to be poured before any additional materials can be laid. On the other hand, if you have an existing concrete surface that’s in good condition, the material and labor costs will be significantly reduced. Other options like asphalt or snap-together modular tiles also have their own unique installation requirements and cost factors to consider.

Time of Year

While this typically isn’t as large a factor as the first two we’ve gone over, it’s still important to consider. Not all times of year are equally conducive to outdoor basketball court installation – for instance, winter is usually not an option in northern regions due to snow and other weather conditions.

In addition, time of year may impact the availability of installers or certain materials. For example, if a particular type of surface material is in high demand during the summer, it may be more expensive or take longer to acquire. 

In part two of our series, we’ll go over some other small but important factors for basing your expectations of outdoor basketball court costs. Stay tuned! There’s a lot to learn about this subject, and we’re here to provide you with all the info you need to make an informed decision for your property.

At Courts Unlimited, we pride ourselves on providing top-quality basketball court installation and design services to our clients. Whether you’re a homeowner looking for a recreational court or a business owner in need of a commercial court, we have the expertise to bring your vision to life. Contact us today for more information and to get started on your dream outdoor basketball court project, or to learn about any of our tennis court surfacing or other court options.