The Numbers

When thinking about starting your own laser tag business, or adding laser tag to your existing entertainment center, a lot of questions come up. How much (additional) space will I need? What amount of cost should I expect? To help you answer those questions, we compiled a number of estimates.

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Floor Space Estimates

These numbers can be used as an estimation of how much floor space you may need to use for various areas in your laser tag center.

They have been determined through extensive research of the industry, and from the experience of hundreds of laser tag centers. These figures are provided for an average sized facility.

Laser tag center sketch

Room

Sq. Feet

Sq. Metre

Total Facility:

9,000 - 12,000 sq. ft

900 - 1,100 sq. m

Arena:

4,500 - 6,000 sq. ft

400 - 5,600 sq. m

Room

Sq. Feet per Vest

Sq. Metre per Vest

Arena:

125 - 150 sq. ft per vest

12 - 14 sq. m per vest

Briefing Room:

8 sq. ft per vest

0.75 sq. m per vest

Vesting Room:

13 sq. ft per vest

1.2 sq. m per vest

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Cost Estimates

These are some other considerations you will need to make for costs other than just your laser tag equipment. These numbers are averages, for an average sized facility and are calculated in US Dollars.

Laser tag center sketch

Category

Cost

Details

Tenant Improvements:

$10-12 /sq. ft

$110-130 /sq. m

Preparing for theming, bathroom renovations, building party rooms, etc

Second Level Structures:

$20-25 /sq. ft

$215-270 /sq. m

For wood structure

Second Level Structures:

$10-12 /sq. ft

$110-130 /sq. m

For steel structure

Professional Theming:

$16-20 /sq. ft

$170-215 /sq. m

Price is the same for briefing, vesting, and arena

Laser Tag Equipment:

$60,000 –

$100,000

30 Player System, depending on features

Professional Fees:

$2,000

Accountant, attorney, architect, etc.

Point of Sale:

$3,000 - 6,000

Exterior Signage:

$8,000 - 10,000

Computers and other Equipment:

$3,000

Utility Deposits:

$1,500

Labor Costs During Training:

$7,000

Permits and Licensing:

$2,000

Misc. Items:

$3,000

Tools, trash cans, office supplies, etc.

Working Capital:

3 months

Lease Deposit:

2 months


The Finished Product!

Finished laser tag center
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