Last updated on March 31st, 2022
Cost to build an indoor go kart track
Indoor go-kart tracks can provide a great source of entertainment on a rainy day. Providing that extra adrenaline rush in a safer, enclosed environment whilst not compromising on fun, indoor go-karting is a great way to let off some steam. Indoor go-kart tracks can also be a consistent source of revenue, boosted by track membership fees and equipment rental.
Indoor go-kart tracks can provide a great source of entertainment on a rainy day. Providing that extra adrenaline rush in a safer, enclosed environment whilst not compromising on fun, indoor go-karting is a great way to let off some steam. Indoor go-kart tracks can also be a consistent source of revenue, boosted by track membership fees and equipment rental. This guide will outline the average go kart track construction cost.
How much does a go kart track cost to build?
|Cost provided item||Low cost||High cost||Average cost|
|Builder hire per day||£250||£195||£215|
|Ready mix concrete (per cubic metre)||£65||£85||£75|
|Scrap tractor tyres per hundred||£100||£150||£125|
|Industrial floor paint||£59.95||£119||£98.99|
|Expansion joint strip - 10 metre long||£13||£16||£14.50|
|A393 steel mesh - per sheet (2.4m x 1.2m)||£65||£95||£80|
|Commercial ventilation system ||£7,000||£12,000||£9,500|
Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now
Building a go-kart track is no small endeavour. It requires a plethora of resources and available space. Tracks are commonly at least 1,000 ft or an acre long, at a minimum. But as they are on a smaller scale, indoor tracks are more affordable than outdoor tracks. On average, you can expect to pay around £4,000 – £10,000 to have an indoor go-kart track constructed.
As well as having the available space, the ground must be prepared before being laid with concrete. To do this, you’ll need a builder – which can cost around £215 a day. To ensure the longevity of the track’s life, the ground should be properly assessed by a professional before any work commences.
Depending on the desired size of the go-kart track, an architect or planning consultant could help map out the go-kart track route. And depending on the size of the track, it is likely you will have to attain planning permission before embarking on your go-kart track journey.
Indoor go-kart track cost
When working out the cost to build an indoor go-kart track, there are many different variables to be considered. One of the largest costs involved is the karts themselves, roughly costing between £2,000 – £4,000 each. If your go-kart track is indoors and the karts purchased have petrol engines, a ventilation system will need to be installed to expel fumes. A commercial ventilation system can cost between £7,000 – £12,000.
Are indoor go-kart tracks profitable?
Whilst they require a substantial upfront cost, go-kart tracks do provide a high rate of return. Most hour-long sessions can cost up to £50 per person, with groups of up to 10 people. Even if you decide to build one in your home for your friends and family, you will save money on spending on days out.
Is indoor go-karting dangerous?
It can be a lot safer than outdoor karting. If protective equipment like helmets are provided and all other safety measures are followed, it should be safe.
Is there much upkeep needed for an indoor go-kart track?
Due to the scaled-down nature of indoor karting, there should be a low rate of upkeep needed in comparison with outdoor karting. An ongoing cost could be the servicing of the karts to ensure they’re in working condition.