Thinking about the most incredible sports stadiums in the world most people would think of the FC Barcelona or Madison Square Garden, However we decided to collate something a bit out of the ordinary. Here are some of the weirdest and most amazing places to play sport in the world.
Tennis On A Helipad
Dubai offers a scary but one of a kind experience of playing tennis at a massive height of the Burj Al Arab helipad. This venue is a luxury hotel known as one of the tallest hotels in the world so its not difficult to imagine why it holds a sport venue at such high altitude.
Basketball On An Aircraft Carrier
This game was held in 2012 on the USS Midway aircraft carrier which is now a maritime museum in California. The game was attended by President Barack Obama, making the game an even more amazing event.
Greenland in true icy style offers the chance to play ice golf in Uummannaq. As you can imagine it is important to use coloured balls playing golf here as white ones blend in with the surroundings.
United Arab Emirates holds beach rugby at Ras Al Khaimah. This location was not chosen for sport by preference, the RAK Rugby Club had to do with the makeshift sand pitch until their current club location was built.
Bourghton-on-the-water hosts a single football match once a year on the August Bank Holiday Monday. The unique sport is quite popular despite the fact that most spectators are soaked by the end of the game!
Cricket In A Slate Mine
In North England lies a Cambrian slate mine, of which English village teams made use of as a cricket pitch in 2013. It was the first time cricket has ever been played underground. The game was a charity event to raise money for Threlkeld’s flooded grounds.
Skiing In Fenway Park
In 2016 the home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team was transformed into a huge ski jump. Professional skiers competed here including freestyle skier Andri Ragettli.
Horse Racing On Lake St. Moritz
In Switzerland on the frozen surface of Lake St. Moritz horse races are held. The ice would want to be thick holding the weight of pounding horses and their riders! Polo is also played here as an alternative sport to racing.
Cost To Build A Basketball Court Cover
The average cost to build a basketball court cover is $128,600. The price ranges from $31,000 up to $270,000, which the total price depending on the total area covered by the basketball court cover.
Small Ball Court Covers
Small ball court covers span an area the exact size of a full court; 28 metres x 15 metres. The cover is engineering to avoid the use of wire cross-bracing, making it safer for users.
Cost range: $25,000 – $35,000
Medium Ball Court Covers
Medium ball court covers span an area approximately the size of two full basketball courts. A typical project of this size would be 40 metres x 36 metres.
Cost Range: $100,000 – $150,000
Large Ball Court Covers
Large ball court covers span an area up to 60 x 40m.
Cost range: $220,000 – $300,000
Will I Need To Arrange Buildings Permits?
Ball court covers do require buildings permits, but these are usually not left to the end client to organise. A reliable builder will organise these on your behalf; we have an in-house expert who handles all permits.
Have You Built Ball Court Covers Before?
We’ve built over 80 ball court covers in the last 5 years and have built thousands of steel structures since our beginnings in 1975.
Our team includes engineers, draftsmen and project managers, all with years of experience in their field.
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