How Much Does It Cost to Install a Basketball Court?

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Dwayne Walton

Subject: Two full size outdoor courts

Hello, I am the executive director of a community center we are looking to have two outdoor courts installed. What would be the average cost to do two high school size basketball courts?


Subject: Basketball court

How much would a half court cost with lights and netting? And how big would a half court be? Does is also come with a nice quality goal that is in the ground?


Subject: Custom made basketball court


I would like to know what kind of floor material is available for basketball court floor finishes as I'm considering to erect a custom made basketball court in my university.

Thank you.

Preston Ezzideen

Subject: Cost seem to contradict themselves in the article

The article reads that full size courts have been done for $25,000 to include netting and lights. A full size court is 4200 sqft. 4200 sqft at $6/sqft is $25,200. This doesn't include any extras, this is just for the flooring. So how does a highly custom court at full size cost the same as the flooring alone?

Ken Jackson

Subject: Maybe Jr High size courts?

I didn't write the article, but my guess would be that the full courts, are middle school size courts (which are 74x42). For a backyard, this is probably on the large size still.

Steven Hambric

Subject: Hi I am a Youth Minister my

Hi I am a Youth Minister my church is called The Gathering located in Alexandria LA. We just recently bought a church that has a basketball gym. The gym is all concrete, its a very old gym the floor is terribly slippery. We would like to find a cheap way to improve it. Any Advice?


Subject: Basketball court

Looking to get a basketball court and batting cage all in one. Is this possible. Not a huge space to work with.

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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.