Best Practices

DOOH in Sports & Recreational Centers: Specs, Audiences and Inspiration

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Sports and Recreational Center environment attracts a wide array of individuals. Every single day, instructors/coaches, supporting parents, members of recreational leagues, hopeful and determined youngsters spend quality time together in these facilities. The typical visitor is usually present at least twice a week, for over an hour each time. There are many opportunities to advertise in a sports and recreational center whether you look at it in manner of rooms or surfaces.

Environment Review

Screen Placement Lobbies, Snack Bars, Viewing Galleries
AVG. Dwell Time 120 seconds – 30-40 minutes
Proximity to Screen 3 - 10 feet
Preferred Buying Metric CPM

Why choose the Sports and Recreational Centers Environment environment?

Sports and Recreational Centers environment delivers great opportunities to showcase messages to a wide demographic in community facilities that are appreciated and frequented by many on weekly, if not on a daily basis. You are reaching your target audience where they are spending their valuable recreation and leisure time. Never underestimate the power of community advertising; being present in your community is a great foundation for business.

For the High Frequency of Exposure

Many recreational center visitors go several times a week and at very specific times. Not only can you customize your messaging based on the time they’ll be viewed (think children’s after school activities, daily workouts or weekend classes) but you can be assured that a consumer will see your messages at various points during the entire week. Community Recreational Centers are busy places. They operate year-round providing community programming seven days per week, typically from 6 am to 11 pm.

For the High Dwell Times

The typical recreational center visitor spends more than 60 minutes at a facility during each visit and attends on average twice per week, making it an excellent opportunity to advertise. Long dwell times mean that visitors will have many opportunities to come across your messages no matter what they are there to do: attending a fitness class or dropping off the kids at a practice.

For the High Potential Reach

Add the multiple community activities, tournaments and celebrations taking place at a typical Recreational Center and the variety of people attending these activities and be assured that your target market will be reached.


While different ads have different needs, it's undeniable that there are some principles and guidelines that should always be observed. These examples represent industry benchmarks for the most current, innovative and efficient practices in digital out-of-home.

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