How Much Does It Cost To Install A Basketball Court?


(half-court basketball court, 47’x50’)
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Basketball Court Installation Costs

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If you love basketball, or you have children who like to play, you might be thinking about finding a way to play on your own property. Instead of needing to find a court and waiting for people to finish their game so you can play, you might want to get a hoop of your own. However, instead of just getting a basketball hoop, you want to go the extra distance and have a proper basketball court installation for your home.

Creating a custom basketball court comes with substantial cost, but you can use it for many years and have a lot of enjoyment from it. One of the first things that you need to consider is the size that you want, and this will be dictated by the amount of room that you have, as well as your budget. You could install a full, regulation-size court, but most properties will do just as nicely with a half-court or even a junior court, which is a little less than 10% smaller.

Basketball court installation: half-court basketball court (47’x50’) installation using asphalt.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Preparation of the site $1 per sq.ft. 2,350 $2,350
Base and surfacing $5 per sq.ft. 2,500 $11,750
Line painting $350 per full court 0.5 $175
Lighting $150 per light 4 $600
Labor Cost $2 per sq.ft. 2,350 $4,700
Total Cost $8.22 per sq.ft. 2,350 $19,575


Other considerations and costs

  • There are many different types of materials that can be used for court materials, such as concrete, asphalt, and wood. Different materials have different costs associated with them.
  • Depending on the state of the land where you will be placing the basketball court, you might find that you need to have extensive site preparation that will add to the cost.
  • You will probably need to get a permit in order to install the basketball court.
  • The outdoor court might need to have a drainage system installed. It will depend on the land and the amount of average rainfall in your area.
  • There will be ongoing maintenance costs for the court regardless of the type of material used. This could include fixing cracks in asphalt, repainting the lines, or resurfacing rubber top coats, for example.

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DIY considerations

  • Due to the size of the project and the sheer number of tasks involved in building the basketball court, it is not a good option for DIY.


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Cost by city

(half-court basketball court, 47’x50’)
  • New York, NY$31,445
  • Bronx, NY$25,839
  • Brooklyn, NY$21,536
  • Philadelphia, PA$26,866
  • Washington, DC$23,313
  • Atlanta, GA$21,093
  • Miami, FL$19,184
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$20,095
  • Minneapolis, MN$23,574
  • Chicago, IL$27,466
  • Houston, TX$28,330
  • San Antonio, TX$19,017
  • Austin, TX$21,533
  • Denver, CO$18,193
  • Phoenix, AZ$19,195
  • Las Vegas, NV$21,068
  • Los Angeles, CA$23,738
  • San Diego, CA$21,541
  • San Jose, CA$26,019
  • Seattle, WA$19,049

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