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How much space is required for a batting cage?
How many cages do I need?
How much does it cost to start an "Outdoor" batting cage?

How much does it cost to start an "Indoor" batting cage?
I want a batting range, what's the next step?

How much space is required?

The standard batting range consist of batting stalls which measure a minimum of fifteen feet wide. The depth of the range can vary from approximately 70 feet to as deep as 136 feet.

Examples:

Number of Stalls

Width

Depth

Four Cage System

60' (18.2 meters)

70' to 90' (21.3-27.4m)

Five Cage System

77' (23.4m)

70'-100' (21.3-30.4m)

Six Cage System

91' (27.7m)

70'-120' (21.3-36.5m)

Seven Cage System

105' (32m)

70'-126' (21.3-38.4m)

Eight Cage System

115' (35m)

70'-132' (21.3-40.2m)

Nine Cage System

126' (38.4m)

70'-137' (21.3-41.7m)

How many cages do I need?

This is best answered by understanding your location demographics and other related variables. Population, ages, number of ball teams, location of ball parks, and local batting cage competition to name a few. Some general guidelines: Population within 20 miles (32km)

Population

Number of stalls

20,000 to 40,000

Four Station batting cage with dual machines

40,000 to 80,000

Five to Seven Station batting cage with dual machines

80,000 to 150,000

Seven to Eight Station batting cage with dual machines

150,000 +

Nine Station batting cage with or without dual machines

How much does it cost to start an "Outdoor" batting cage?

ABC Equipment Package Costs

Four Cage

Five Cage

Six Cage

Seven Cage

Eight Cage

Nine Cage

ABC Pastime Baseball, Slow Softball, and Fast Softball Pitching Machines with Related Hardware

$9,980

$12,475

$14,970

$17,465

$19,960

$22,455

ABC Automatic Conveyor/Feeder with Related Construction Hardware

$9,125

$9,425

$9,725

$10,850

$11,150

$11,450

ABC Model BC Control Computer, PT-7 Warning Light Boxes, Double Coin Box/Coin Mechanism

$9,100

$10,675

$12,250

$13,825

$15,400

$16,975

ABC 40" Sump Hole Liner, Center Pole Sliding Net Collar, Center Pole Winch and Cable

$2,425

$2,425

$2,425

$2,425

$2,425

$2,425

ABC Netting System with Center Pole Deflector (4 cage only)

$10,030

$11,300

$12,150

$13,450

$14,600

$16,150

ABC Optional Range Package (Warning Identification Signs, Pole Protector Pads, Tokens, Spare Parts Kit, Tool Box w/tools, Bat and Helmet Package, Baseballs/ Softballs

$5,915

$6,375

$7,085

$7,715

$8,185

$8,615

ABC Equipment Cost

$46,575

$52,675

$58,605

$65,730

$71,720

$78,070

** Freight Costs (Estimate Only)
$2,000
$2,300
$2,400
$2,500
$2,600
$2,800
** ABC 3 Day Equipment/Netting Installation (Estimate Only)
$3,500
$3,500
$3,500
$3,500
$3,500
$3,500

ABC Equipment Cost w/Shipping & Installation

$52,075

$58,475

$64,505

$71,730

$77,820

$84,370

Estimated Construction Costs

 

 

 

 

Fencing (Steel, Chainlink, Gates)

$35,400

$42,000

$45,000

$48,000

$52,000
$55,750

Fence Welding

$7,000

$11,000

$12,000

$13,000

$14,000
$15,500

Concrete (Cage Layout, Flat Work, Vertical Fence Post Erection)

$29,500

$33,500

$39,500

$45,750

$47,750
$49,600

Excavation

$2,200

$2,800

$3,300

$3,900

$4,700
$5,500

Electrical (complete)

$9,600

$12,000

$14,000

$16,200

$18,100
$20,000

Carpentry

$3,800

$4,800

$5,100

$5,500

$6,250
$7,000

Main Mast Fabrication/Misc Set-up.

$9,600

$11,200

$13,200

$15,125

$16,500
$17,900

Construction Estimated Total Cost

$97,100

$117,300

$132,100

$147,475

$159,300
$171,250

Total Combined Estimated Costs

$149,175
$175,775
$196,605
$219,205
$237,120
$255,620

Please Note that these estimates DO NOT reflect systems that include "Dual Machines", Cost for adding dual machines is approximately $2,700 per machine. These figures represent "estimates" for these various construction requirements. Local material costs, labor costs and specific site variations may alter these figures substantially. We advise you to review the "ABC Construction Blueprints" with a qualified contractor to get exact construction and development cost. NOTE: Other "off-site" costs and extra's may be required. Items such as utility services (electrical services and storm drainage), parking requirements, services/office building may be needed and are not included in these estimates.

How much does it cost to start an "Indoor" batting cage?

ABC Equipment Package Costs

Four Cage
(New Building)

Four Cage
(Raised Floor)

Five Cage
(New Building)

Five Cage
(Raised Floor)

ABC Pastime Baseball, Slow Softball, and Fast Softball Pitching Machines with Related Hardware

$9,980

$9,980

$12,475

$12,475

ABC Automatic Conveyor/Feeder with Related Construction Hardware

$8,125

$8,125

$8,425

$8,425

ABC Model BC Control Computer, PT-7 Warning Light Boxes, Double Coin Box/Coin Mechanism

$9,100

$9,100

$10,675

$10,675

ABC 40" Sump Hole Liner

$575

$575

$575

$575

ABC Netting System - Complete
(Incl. Rubber Back Stops, Net Rings, Net Twine & Installation Supplies.

$9,350

$9,350

$11,300

$11,300

ABC Optional Range Package ( Warning Identification Signs, Pole Protector Pads, Tokens, Spare Parts Kit, Tool Box w/tools, Bat & Helmet Package, Baseball/Softballs
$5,795
$5,795
$6,235
$6,235
ABC Equipment Cost

$42,925

$42,925

$49,685

$49,685

Freight Costs (estimate only)
$2,000
$2,000
$2,400
$2,400

ABC Equipment/Netting Installation Fee ( Estimate Only)
**((Net Installation by Fisher Nets))**

$2,900

$2,900

$2,900

$2,900

ABC Equipment Cost w/Shipping & Installation

$47,825

$47,825

$54,985

$54,985

Estimated Construction Costs

Fencing (Steel, Chainlink, Gates)

$18,800

$18,800

$21,200

$21,200

Fence Welding

$6,600

$6,600

$7,700

$7,700

Concrete (Cage Layout, Flat Work, Vertical Fence Post Erection)

$23,100

$40,900

$25,200

$46,200

Excavation

$1,250

 

$1,750

 

Electrical (complete)

$8,500

$8,500

$9,600

$9,600

Carpentry

$3,500

$3,500

$4,000

$4,000

Misc Supplies & Expenses

$3,000

$3,000

$4,000

$4,000

Total Construction Cost

$64,750

$81,300

$73,450

$92,700

Total Combined Estimated Costs

$112,575

$129,125

$128,435

$147,685

Please Note that these estimates DO NOT reflect systems that include "Dual Machines", Cost for adding dual machines is approximately $2,700 per machine. These figures represent "estimates" for these various construction requirements. Local material costs, labor costs and specific site variations may alter these figures substantially. We advise you to review the "ABC Construction Blueprints" with a qualified contractor to get exact construction and development cost. NOTE: Other "off-site" costs and extra's may be required. Items such as utility services (electrical services and storm drainage), parking requirements, services/office building may be needed and are not included in these estimates.

 

I want a batting range, what's the next step?

Automated Batting Cages has information available to assist in the development of the batting cage. Information regarding the location of the batting cages on the property or inside a building, how large a cage would be adequate, exact costs for equipment, and supply systems and construction blueprints are available. Shopping for the "best" equipment should include calling owners of these various systems. Insist upon a "Customer List" with at least ten or more names. What do they like about the equipment and layout? What problems do they have with the system? How is the service and maintenance program? Does the manufacturer have a good program to solve any problems they have? Do they ship replacement parts promptly? What do these manufacturers offer that the others don't? Do they help during the construction phase of the project? Will the manufacturer help with operational procedures after opening? These questions should be the minimum research done for this investment. As with any commercial equipment, quality, reliability and commitment to service after the sale will vary from one manufacturer to the next.