Q: How can I determine how many lanes I need to install?
A: A common formula used in the USA today is one lane for every 1,500 persons within 15
minutes driving time from the chosen location.
Q: What will the equipment cost?
A: The costs can vary greatly depending on your needs or budget. As-is equipment can be purchased for as little as
$4,000US per lane. All new equipment including automatic scoring and all the bells and whistles can be as much as $50,000US per lane. Popular packages sell for between $15,000 and $25,000 per lane and
include many new items.
Q: What are some of the recommended features I should consider?
A: Todays popular attractions in bowling centers are 1) automatic scoring, 2) glowing lanes and a
light/sound show, 3) bumper bowling and 4) arcade games. Standard services are such things as a pro-shop, locker and shoe rental, ball polisher and food/beverage sales.