Planning and Designing Facilities
Before one begins the planning process for a new facility, it is important to determine whether there is a need for a new facility. The demand for new and better facilities can be based on increases in the number of users, the type of users, or the type of events to be conducted in the facility. A feasibility study should be conducted to analyze the legal issues associated with the proposed facility, usage (both current and future), site selection, financial feasibility, and administrative feasibility of the project. The feasibility study should involve broad consultation. The study should be conducted by representatives of the organization or institution, key agency or department personnel, and other producers of sport and recreation services, such as sport clubs and intramural programs
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Volume 77, Issue 4, 18-22.