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1.1 A sport of South American origin imported into France in 2005

The futsal is, as a discipline, a football derivative which is traditionally practiced on a small indoor field The majority of these are on hard surfaces, and opposes two teams of five players

Futsal as a whole refers to the soccer practice in a fee-based complex This includes all the economic activities and income generated by its practice in these different complexes. Although there may be a difference between the discipline and the activity "futsal", futsal, under this name, refers to the indoor soccer complexes

Its introduction on the European continent was late In France the concept of futsal is imported in 2005 with the creation of the first Urban Football complex in Puteaux  

After a exponential growth between 2005 and 2014 a phase of consolidation s work has taken place between the main complexes in 2014, leading to the creation of a national market where the company "... will be able to offer its services to the public in the future Urban Soccer" - the result of the merger between Urban Football and Soccer 5 - and its challenger" the Five" - result of the acquisition of Soccer Park by the Five, concentrate more than half of the complexes and exercise their supremacy, particularly in the Paris region. [ The Team ] Today, the French futsal and five-a-side market is estimated to be worth several tens of millions of euros. Futsal complexes have now largely reappropriated the international rules. The practice of futsal is now carried out on synthetic turf as such, although it is largely inspired by the South American sport, the futsal format as it is proposed today by the complexes, was invented in the United States United States [ Redbull ] . Outdoor futsal pitches are developing in regional complexes. On average, among the examples targeted in the study, the complexes generally offer 1 outdoor pitch for every 4 to 5 indoor pitches - Urban Soccer and Five excluded.

Resorts also tend to diversify their activities. This diversification is twofold and primarily concerned player services . The complexes have adapted their offers to their two privileged clienteles, young people and companies, by offering them the organisation of special events or seminars in their complex. More recently, this has resulted in the introduction of new activities such as basketball, badminton, or Bubble 5

1.2 A global market with double speed

In South America, futsal has grown in popularity as a sport, helped by the national federations which were the first to be structured with the creation of the International Futsal Federation in **** (***). Conversely, in other countries, particularly in Europe, despite the participation of countries in international competitions, it is necessary to ...

1.3 Consolidation of the French market

The futsal market in France can today be estimated at more than ** million euros in **** (***).
In contrast to England, the futsal market in France is marked by an explosion in the number of complexes with a comparatively smaller number of lots

Source: ****

1.4 Infrastructure development has resulted in a growth in market size.

Originally focused on the Paris region on the initiative of two companies, Urban Football in Puteaux and Le Five in Bobigny, the concept of futsal was rolled out in France starting in **** . Many of them were independent complexes . Only the Five, Urban Football, the Temple du Football, or Soccer * had developed ...


2.1 Growing demand that is becoming institutionalized

The growth the futsal market in France since the end of the ****s seems to have continued until now, whether it be the number of licensees or the number of complexes made available to amateurs. In the ****-**** season, the number of futsal licensees reached **,***, while in the ****-**** season, the ...

2.2 A sport that meets the expectations of the French in terms of sport

For the past few years, french demand is changing in terms of sport. The rise of healthy lifestyles, social networks that encourage the cult of the body, etc. have transformed the reasons for practising sport in France. We can see the motivations for practising sport in the following graph of Statista ...


3.1 One market, two leaders, multiple independents

In France, the futsal market is threefold types of actors
Historical market players organized in chains of futsal complexes UrbanSoccer and The Five . These players were the first to develop their activities as of ****, and were the first to undertake merger operations as of ****. In internationalization phase They offer the most ...

3.2 Expensive infrastructure

The construction of a futsal complex requires significant investment in infrastructure . Two solutions can be considered :
The new construction of a complex * million (***) Renting and fitting out an existing space The minimum cost is estimated at *** K€
From a construction point of view, the price will obviously depend on the size ...

3.3 A growing and expanding network

Initially settled in the Paris region (***), the opening of the futsal complexes followed * phases :
Opening in the major cities and towns from ****-**** (***) Opening in the medium-sized towns and industrial estates active and populated from **** (***) Internationalization from ****-**** with the opening of complexes in Belgium and Spain, for example for UrbanSoccer ...

3.4 The challenge of online presence

We also note a real disparity in the booking process If UrbanSoccer or the Five allow online booking, the independent complexes studied in the Marseille region, although they have an online site, only take bookings by mail, phone or on site.  
We see two explanations for this. First, they are generally ...


4.1 Variable geometry pricing

Three main criteria influence the price of an hour of futsal :  
The location of the complex The price is higher in urban areas, especially in large cities and especially in Paris (***); The number of players, the hourly price per player for * vs. * courts is generally lower; Ancillary services (***), the hourly price ...

4.2 A growing range of services

The vast majority of resorts offer at least four types of services to their clients:
A lease of land including futsal, but also potentially other activities (***); From activities specially designed for companies The "SALES" service is a cross-disciplinary offer adding to the rental of land the possibility of organizing seminars over ...

4.3 Towards a diversification of activities, services and partnerships

Three clear trends have emerged since the consolidation phase affecting the market in ****. They refer to three main criteria: the number of activities, the services offered, the full/idle time slots and its variants (***):
Internationalization is a trend among French complexes which, after consolidating, are able to resiliently set up a ...


5.1 Regulatory framework set by the FFF

In ****, the term "futsal" was introduced at the initiative of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (***):
The game surface whose length must be between ** and ** metres and width between ** and ** metres ; The balloon with a circumference of between ** and ** centimetres and a weight of between *** and *** grams ; The number ...

5.2 Regulatory framework established by law

Futsal or Five practice centres welcome individuals and provide them with sports facilities. They therefore fall into the category of multi-sports halls
According to the Ministry of Sport These centres must comply with a number of laws and standards, among others:
Health regulations implemented department by department (***) Fire safety rules and ...


6.1 Segmentation

The two leading chains of futsal complexes:
Urban Soccer The Five
The challengers:
Z* The Temple of Football MyClub *.*
Indoor Football Marseille Olympic Foot Indoor Marseille Evolution Football Massilia Five Big Foot Football Park GO* Indoor Football Soccer Temple

  • UrbanSoccer
  • Le Five
  • Z5
  • MonClub 2.0
  • Foot Indoor Marseille
  • Olympic Foot Indoor Marseille
  • Evolution Football
  • Massilia Five
  • Big Foot
  • Football Park
  • Temple du Soccer

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