How Communities Benefit from Building Air Supported Structures for Sports

Have you noticed more and more white bubble sports domes popping up recently? It’s not just you. Communities are increasingly investing in building air supported structures for sports rather than the traditional brick-and-stone community center.

Some people have decried this trend, asking why local governments aren’t spending that money on permanent, multi-use structures instead. They also raise the point that domes lack the aesthetic appeal of a traditional community building.

This point is valid — a dome is a dome, and while it’s neat to watch one go up, they don’t have much in the way of architectural flair.

However, there are many points in favour of building air supported structures at the municipal level.

Community Benefits of Air Supported Structures for Sports

  • Cost Savings

With local government facing increasing pressure to tighten their belts financially, the cost savings offered by a dome is a big part of its appeal. Air supported domes are far more affordable than stick-built community buildings. The ongoing maintenance is also less of an expense.

  • Flexibility

Air supported structures for sports can stay open year-round or be taken down in the summer to free up the space for other things. Obviously, this isn’t an option with permanent structures.

  • Multi-Use Potential

When they aren’t being used to for local sports, the space inside a dome can easily be employed for other types of community gatherings. They’re air conditioned in the summer, heated in the winter, and offer ample space. Movie screenings, festivals, craft sales, yoga classes, flea markets, dances, music shows, and fundraisers are among the many potential uses of an air dome.

  • Year-Round Sports

For isolated communities with few amenities, the ability to offer affordable sports like soccer, football, tennis, and rugby year-round is a boon to the young people who live there.

Uses for Air Supported Structures for Sports

The two most popular sports played under air-supported structures are tennis and soccer/football. However, it is possible to use air domes for all kinds of physical activities, including:

  • Volleyball
  • Rugby
  • American football
  • Pickleball
  • Swimming (domes can be placed over a pools)
  • Roller skating
  • Track and field

Things To Bring When Traveling With Pet

Most people who own pets encounter a problem when going on a trip – do they leave their pet at home?  This is particularly common if they have no one or no access to a pet home that could take care of their pets in the meantime when they’re not around.  There are lots of disadvantages that may occur if you leave your pet at home.  For a peace of mind, sometimes the only option is to bring your pet with you.

It might be the best choice to bring your pet with you if you’re traveling by motorhome or car.  Just be cautious of the requirements for pets when entering a new country.  Countries like the UK have long isolation periods for pets while other countries can be less strict.  Some only require you to bring proof of vaccinations or a certificate of good health from a vet.

If this is your first time or if you just need a refresher on what to pack for your pet, keep reading this article.  It will help your trip and you will have a worry-free vacation with your pet beside you.

Here is a list of necessities when traveling with your pet:

  • Active phone numbers – including your cell number, emergency contact (can be your family, relatives or close friends), and the phone number of your dog’s veterinarian.
  • Food and water containers (bowls)
  • A leash for walking. Remember to use a longer leash for exercise sessions (around 6 ft).
  • Your pet’s records including vaccinations.
  • Your pet’s bed.
  • Your pet’s favorite toys and bones to play with.
  • Treat pouch when you need to train your pet or you just want to give it a reward.
  • Dog food, treats, and water
  • Grooming kit (Brush and nail clippers)
  • For easy clean-up, don’t forget to bring poop bags
  • Medications (including vitamins)
  • Veterinarian instructions, so you won’t forget
  • Neck tag (engraved your pet’s name, address & person’s to contact)
  • A pet’s traveling carrier
  • Mouth Mazzle for your pet (just in case you need it)

If you prefer more to bring, just make sure to include all the list above so you don’t get in trouble while your pet is with you during your trip. Keep in mind the safety of your pet during travel. Now you are ready to spend a good vacation with your pet hassle-free. Enjoy!