The Bowling Center Essay by Rhicks

The Bowling Center
This paper uses a local bowling center, Pompano Bowl, to illustrate the various changes over the years in the bowling industry, which is part of the entertainment industry.
# 63539 | 1,745 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Feb 01, 2006 in Business (Industries) , Business (Small) , Sport (General)

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This paper explains that bowling, one of the largest participatory sports in the world, is enjoyed primarily by the older population but has a place in the entertainment of pre-teens, families and middle-aged groups. The author points out that, due to the increasing costs of maintenance and equipment modernization, the cost of a family bowling night has increased dramatically making it more difficult to afford an evening out with the family. The paper relates that the decline in leagues has caused a steady drop in overall revenue in the industry; but open bowling style has increased, which indicates bowling is returning mostly to a recreational sport.

Table of Contents
Provided Services
Service Demand
Cost & Technology
Market Structures
Economic Forecast

From the Paper:

"With the bowling lane now being controlled by computers, customers find that score keeping and other functions are very simplified. New computer software is used in controlling each lane and must be updated when available. The new computerized system was designed by the National Bowling Association, operates within the professional bowling guidelines, and costs over $100,000. A price increase was put in to effect due to the fact that the building was in need of repairs, such as new carpeting, new electronic consoles for each lane, and some roof repair. This necessitated a price increase. Several complaints and negative comments were made and the center also lost two of its regular leagues, who transferred to another bowler center."

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