GVR Report cover Stadium Seating Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Stadium Seating Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Material, By Design, By Type (Fixed Seating, Telescopic Seating, Bleachers/Grandstands), By Application (Indoor Stadium, Outdoor Stadium), And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-988-1
  • Number of Pages: 115
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Report Overview

The global stadium seating market size was estimated at USD 1.73 billion in 2021 and is expected to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.7% during the forecast period. The market is expected to be driven by rising construction activities of new stadiums coupled with growing renovation activities of existing stadiums. The rising trend of gaining live experience of sports, coupled with the increasing disposable income of the population is expected to result in rising expenditure on stadium infrastructures, which in turn will fuel the growth of the market. In addition, the rising government support to the sports industry for the conduct of various events as well as for the construction and upgradation of new venues will positively drive the demand of the market.

 U.S. stadium seating market size, by type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

The stadium seating includes metal, wood, and plastic materials used in applications such as indoor arenas and outdoor arenas. The product comes in various types including fixed seating, telescopic seating, and bleachers/grandstands. Furthermore, the seats are manufactured to protect them from UV rays and rainwater pooling.

The U.S. stadium seating market is expected to witness high growth during the forecast period owing to the presence of a growing sports culture in the country. The country is a major player in some sports including football, basketball, ice hockey, tennis, and soccer. Furthermore, in 2020, with a total of 917 stadiums, the country stood at the first position having the highest number of stadiums in the world.

The market is witnessing technological developments in terms of manufacturing stadium seats that are both environmentally friendly and sustainable. The market players are developing technologies to produce seats that can be easily recycled. The rising production of recycled plastic seats is expected to drive the growth of the plastic seating segment during the forecast period.

A & S Mold & Die Corp., Applied Plastic Co., Inc, Nucor Corp., WOODCHUCK USA, Klausner Group, and Shanghai Strong Metal Production Co., Ltd. are some of the companies involved in supplying raw materials to the seating manufacturers. Polypropylene is the majorly used raw material for the manufacturing of seats. It is considered the most versatile type of plastic owing to its properties, including high flexural strength, sustainability, and chemical resistance.

The revenues of stadium owners are dependent on the number of big events taking place. The major events are not held regularly. For instance, FIFA, Olympics, and World Cup are hosted once every four years and IPL is conducted once a year. This limits the opportunities for arenas to earn high revenues by hosting big events. Furthermore, uncertainty, in terms of an event taking place, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, has also affected the earnings of arena, which, in turn, have restrained the growth of the market.

Type Insights

The telescopic seating segment dominated the market and accounted for a revenue share of 40.2% in 2021. It consists of seats that fold up and provide flexibility of space in venues. Retractable and telescopic seating are names used interchangeably for this type of seating. Furthermore, the requirement for flexible seating arrangements in the venues is further expected to increase the demand for telescopic seats.

Moreover, advancement in the design, configuration and manufacturing methods of telescopic seats has transformed venues, for instance, any local community space can be converted into a sporting arena. The telescopic seating offers modular, retractable, and mobile features which make venues flexible on account of seating arrangements.

Bleachers/Grandstands accounted for revenue of USD 403.2 million in 2021 and is expected to mark a growth of 1.6% during the forecast period. The manufacturing cost of bleachers is comparatively low as there is no physical seat with sides and backs. The seats are also not fixed, making them suitable for all sizes and shapes.

Furthermore, tip and roll bleachers, which are mainly for outdoor applications, can be carted away and stored as well as moved from one venue to another, thus making it a flexible seating solution. Thus, bleachers help in organizing an effective way of arranging seats for a large audience in a relatively small area.

Material Insights

The plastic segment accounted for revenue share of 36.4% in 2021 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 1.6%. Polypropylene and polyethylene are the major plastic types used in the production of stadium seating. The durability and low maintenance cost offered by plastic in the long run compared to metallic and wood are expected to drive this segment during the forecast period.

Plastic seating delivers a wide range of advantages, including UV resistance, stability, lightweight, chemical resistance, and the capability, to avoid rainwater pooling. The molded plastic is utilized for manufacturing seats that offer water repellence and keep the seats dry. Stadiums are often subjected to various weather conditions which makes plastic ideal for seating solutions for outdoor venues.

Metal is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period with a CAGR of 2.1%. Metal is considered a much stronger, heavier, and harder material when compared to other materials such as plastic and wood. The major types of metals used for manufacturing stadium seating are aluminum and steel. Aluminum is lightweight, durable, and easily available owing to which its application is growing in stadium seating.

Metals can withstand climate change, which makes them an ideal fit for outdoor venues. The metals such as aluminum and steel are also corrosion resistant, which offers low maintenance and long service life. The eco-friendly properties of metal are also expected to drive the segment growth, for instance, the aluminum is 100% recyclable without losing its natural qualities and properties.

Design Insights

The foldable seating dominated the market and accounted for a revenue of 58.9% in 2021 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 2.5% during the forecast period. The flexibility of space provided by foldable seating has increased its demand in the market. The foldable seating can fold when they are vacant, thus occupying less space in the venue.

The seats also create a safe gangway for the people to facilitate entry and exit, owing to which, this segment is gaining more preference and is expected to witness high demand during the forecast period. Furthermore, the seats are designed in a manner that they get closed by their weight instead of applying any outer force.

The non-foldable seating accounted for a revenue of USD 711.0 million in 2021. This seating involves low maintenance costs as the seats are fixed with no unnecessary movement. This makes them affordable for venues with comparatively low budgets. The non-foldable seating is the oldest form and it is mainly seen in older stadiums.

The seats are always in seating position even if vacant, which occupies a lot of space in the venue and makes it difficult for the audience to walk across the seats which leads to a congested environment in the stadium. Furthermore, rising demand for superior seating arrangements coupled with the growing trend of new style foldable seats is expected to hinder the growth of this segment.

Application Insights

The outdoor stadiums dominated the market and accounted for a revenue share of 81.1% in 2021. The existence of a large number of outdoor stadiums is driving the growth of the segment. Furthermore, the growing interest of people in various indoor and outdoor sports is expected to fuel market growth. The seating arranged in outdoor stadiums requires frequent maintenance or replacement owing to its exposure to changing weather conditions. This factor has also contributed to the increasing demand for seating in outdoor facilities. Moreover, the seats installed in outdoor venues are chosen based on properties including UV resistance, the ability to avoid rainwater pooling, and chemical resistant.

 Global stadium seating market share, by application, 2021 (%)

The application of stadium seating is expected to witness a CAGR of 1.6% in indoor stadiums. The construction of indoor sports places is rising, which, in turn, is expected to increase the demand for stadium seats. For instance, in India, an indoor stadium is being constructed with a value of USD 1.20 billion. The stadium is expected to be completed by the end of the year 2022. In addition to this, in 2021, the Odisha government announced the construction of 89 multipurpose indoor stadiums with a budget of USD 87.0 million.

In 2021, the construction of Acrisure Arena, a multipurpose indoor arena, started in California. The arena has a capacity of 10,000 people and the construction is likely to be completed by the end of 2022. The stadium will be home to the Coachella Valley Firebirds of the American Hockey League. Thus, the construction of a new indoor arena is expected to drive the growth of the market.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the stadium seating market and is expected to witness a significant CAGR of 2.0% during the forecast period. The presence of countries including the U.S., Canada, and Mexico with high sports culture leads to the rising demand for various sports activities and competitions. Furthermore, the region is further witnessing the rising interest of people in sports such as cricket, basketball, and football, this has led to the construction of stadiums for the sport, thus fueling the growth of the product.

The stadium seating market in Canada is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period owing to the rising construction of new stadiums. For instance, in 2022, Woodbine Entertainment announced that it will be partnering with private investors for constructing a soccer-specific stadium near Toronto. The stadium is expected to have an 8,000 seating capacity coupled with a training facility of 38,000 square feet.

Stadium Seating Market Trends by Region

Europe accounted for revenue of USD 374.5 million in 2021 in the stadium seating market. The region has well-established stadiums owing to the presence of diverse sports played in the countries. The region has high popularity among the citizens in sports including football, basketball, cricket, handball, and tennis. This is expected to increase the demand for the product in the region.

Germany has a growing sports culture, including football, basketball, cricket, handball, and tennis. Such sporting events require proper venues with sufficient seating facilities owing to the high number of people witnessing these events physically. This leads to the requirement for more stadiums as well as regular maintenance of existence stadiums. This is expected to drive the growth of the market in the country.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Players mainly compete based on product quality, product advancements, customer services, and product pricing. The players use an established distribution and sales network to connect with their customers with ease across various regions. These companies are focusing on business development via mergers and increasing their reach by establishing their branches overseas. For instance, in 2020, Kotobuki Seating, a manufacturer of stadium seating, established a subsidiary named Kotobuki Seating Espana. Some of the prominent players in the stadium seating market include:

  • Avant Seating

  • Camatic Seating


  • SERIES Seating LLC

  • Mobiliario

  • Figueras

  • Ferco Seating Systems

  • Daplast

  • Irwin Seating Company

  • Shenzhen Yourease Sports Equipment Co., Ltd.

  • Hussey Seating Company

  • Preferred Seating LLC

  • Stadium Seating Enterprises

  • The BOX Seat

  • Delta Stadium Seating

  • The RECARO Group

  • Prestige Multi System

Stadium Seating Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 1.74 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 2.1 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 1.7% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Type, material, design, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; U.K.; France; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Brazil; UAE; Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

Avant Seating; Camatic Seating; KOTOBUKI SEATING CO., LTD.; SERIES Seating LLC; Mobiliario; Figueras; Ferco Seating Systems; Daplast; Irwin Seating Company; Shenzhen Yourease Sports Equipment Co., Ltd.; Hussey Seating Company; Preferred Seating LLC; Stadium Seating Enterprises; The BOX Seat; Delta Stadium Seating; The RECARO Group; Prestige Multi System

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Global Stadium Seating Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the stadium seating market based on material, type, design, application, and region:

  • Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Metal

    • Wood

    • Plastic

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Fixed Seating

    • Telescopic Seating

    • Bleachers/Grandstands

  • Design Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Foldable

    • Non-Foldable

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Indoor Stadium

    • Outdoor Stadium

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • UAE

      • Saudi Arabia

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