If you or someone in your family is a keen basketball player, you may have considered building an indoor basketball court in your home to allow the practice to continue through all seasons and whatever the weather. But what does an indoor basketball court cost?
Various factors influence the price of an indoor court such as if you are looking to build a full-size or half-size court, the materials you want to use, and whether you will do it yourself or get professionals to build it. On average, a basketball court will cost you around $35,000. However, you can spend as little as $11,000 or up to $76,000.
Read on to find out more about the installation costs of indoor basketball courts.
The Costs of Indoor Basketball Courts
To understand how to price an indoor basketball court, you need to know how the different components affect the total cost from the size of the court to the materials and equipment.
Do You Want a Half or Full Court?
For most homeowners, a half-court is a more feasible option because most people’s homes are not large enough to accommodate a full-size court. A half-court measures 47 by 50 feet, which is 2,530 square feet. The cost of half-size indoor basketball courts varies from around $3,300 to $15,000.
A full-size court is 94 feet by 50 feet, which is 4,700 square feet. If you have the space to build a full-size court, you are looking to spend $17,200 at the lower end and $76,000 at the higher end of the price spectrum.
When most people talk about a full basketball court, they usually refer to courts used in the NBA/NCAA, which are 97 by 50 feet. However, outside the league, smaller-size full courts are common, too.
The average cost of a full NBA/NCAA size basketball court is $46,000. While the average is $41,100 for a full court that measures 84 by 50 feet, it is $31,000 for a full court measuring 74 by 42 feet.
The dimensions of a typical professional half-size basketball court are 47 by 50 feet. This is a popular choice among homeowners who have the space for it. This would cost you on average $23,000. A half-court measuring 42 by 50 and commonly used in high schools will cost $21,000.
Junior high-sized half-courts measure 37 by 42 feet and cost $15,500 and three-on-three courts, which are square and measure 30 by 30 feet, cost $9,000 on average.
When you are building an indoor basketball court, you are likely to spend much of your money on flooring. How much it will cost depends on the flooring material you choose for your court.
Maple hardwood is a popular choice for indoor basketball courts and it typically costs from $3.50 to $6 per square foot. If you have it installed rather than do it yourself, you need to add between $3 and $8 per square foot to the total cost. On average, a maple hardwood floor will cost $29,000 for full size and $5,500 for a three-on-three court.
If you would like to save on flooring, you could go for laminate flooring instead. Not only will you save on the cost of the material, but you will also save on installation costs. A laminate floor will cost $0.70 to $2 per square foot for material and $2 to $8 per square foot to install. You could spend as little as $13,000 on full or $2,500 on 3-on-3 court.
Rubber flooring is another popular material for indoor courts. It is gentle on ankles and costs from $4 to $8 per square foot. However, before you decide to use rubber flooring, you should note that to maintain its appearance and quality, you need to resurface it between six and eight years depending on how much the court is used.
4. Cement Slabs
Using cement slabs can save on renovation costs, especially if you already have existing slabs installed. These can form the base of the court and you just need to add some type of epoxy coating as protection for the concrete slabs. The price will depend on the court size and the type of epoxy, but prepare to spend at least $2,000 on it.
5. Labor Cost
How much the labor will cost depends on the size of the court and the type of flooring you want. The prices can also vary a lot depending on where you live. The floor installation prices we gave you above are a guide, but the only way you can get the exact cost is to get quotes from some local floor fitters.
Your labor costs may also need to include the cost of painting to mark the sections of the court. Again, the total cost will depend on the size of your court and where you live. On average, you can expect to spend between $800 and $2,400 when hiring a painter. Alternatively, you can do it yourself. A gallon of paint costs around $30 to $40.
If you are painting the markings yourself, you might find this video on basketball court markings helpful.
While flooring and labor costs form the most significant parts of your spending, you also need to factor in other costs which we have listed below.
1. Basketball Hoops
The cost of a basketball hoop varies depending on its structure. Generally, the prices range from $300 up to $2,00 per hoop. Installation costs around $450 per hoop. If you want a height-adjustable wall hoop, these will be at the higher end of the price range. Movable hoops on rollers are usually cheaper.
You might like to soundproof the indoor basketball court to prevent the sound from traveling across the whole house. On average, it will cost $1,880. However, the exact cost depends on the level of soundproofing you want and the square footage of your court.
Ventilation And Plumbing
If you need plumbing work done, for example, you might like to install a new toilet or a shower, the costs depend on whether you have existing plumbing in the space or not. New pipework starts from around $2,000 and fitting a new toilet will cost upwards of $450.
Adding ductwork or ventilation in the room you are building the basketball court in will cost in the region of $1,000.
You will need to install lighting fixtures for your indoor basketball court. Depending on the size of the space and how complex the installation process is, you need to be prepared to spend $500 on average.
Converting a space
If you are looking to convert a space, such as your basement into an indoor basketball court, you will also need to factor in the cost of the conversion. How much this will cost will vary hugely depending on the state of your basement at the start of your project. Often, it will add around $19,000 to the costs of an indoor basketball court.
Depending on the space you are building the court in, you may need to add windows for natural light and air. On average, it will cost between 1,000 and $5,000 to add a window to an existing wall.
Outdoor Basketball Courts Costs
There is very little difference in price between indoor and outdoor basketball courts, with outdoor courts costing anywhere between $17,200 and $76,000. Therefore, if you have the space and want to practice all year round and in all weather, an indoor court is a better option.
Costs Related to Outdoor Basketball Courts
If you are considering an outdoor basketball court, you need to factor in potential additional expenses such as leveling the land, the installation of a drainage system, the maintenance costs, and if you need a fence around the court or outdoor lights.
While the building costs are reasonably similar, backyard basketball courts can be more expensive to maintain. However, they are usually quicker to build and less disruptive projects than building an indoor basketball court.
How much an indoor basketball court will cost largely depends on whether you are building a half or full-size basketball court, what material you wish to use for the flooring, whether you are using hired labor, and if there are large renovations required to make the space suitable for a basketball court.
While a low-end court for three-on-three players can be built for as little as $9,000, a high-end full-size court can cost closer to $80,000. Now that you know roughly what kind of money you are looking at, the best way to price accurately is to decide on the size you want and then check out local prices for materials and labor.
If you have any questions about indoor basketball court costs, you can write them in the comments section.