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Bowling Centers in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Bowling Centers in the US

The Bowling Centers industry is switching lanes: Over the five years to 2017, industry revenue is expected to have recovered slightly, in line with rising disposable income levels, as operators have continued to diversify their offerings to appeal to new customers. To attract a growing market of casual bowlers, bowling centers have increasingly become multi-use facilities that include a variety of other recreational activities, from laser tag to high-end restaurants, following years of declining demand and revenue earnings. While external competition from at-home entertainment options, such as video games, has increased, shifting downstream markets and slowly evolving service offerings indicate that opportunities exist for operators willing to shake up the traditional business model. However, industry revenue is expected to only rise marginally over the five years to 2022, as competing sources of entertainment will continue to siphon consumer entertainment budgets. Companies that strive to diversify their service offerings will temper the industry's decline.

Operators in this industry primarily operate bowling centers. Establishments also often sell food and beverages.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Companies by employment size
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Bowlmor AMF (US bowling operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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