Bowling Centers Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report On the Bowling Centers Market is Segmented by Type of Lane (Wooden Lane, Synthetic Lane, and Guardian Lane), Target Audience (Above 18 Years and Below 18 Years), and Geography (North America, Asia, Europe, and Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecasts in Value (USD) for all the Above Segments.

Bowling Centers Market Size

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Bowling Centers Market Summary
Study Period 2020 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 18.81 Billion
Market Size (2028) USD 22.85 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2028) 3.97 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Bowling Centers Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Bowling Centers Market Analysis

The Bowling Centers Market size is estimated at USD 18.81 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 22.85 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 3.97% during the forecast period (2024-2028).

The global bowling center market is expanding due to the increasing disposable income and the growing young population. Changing customer preferences are driving the market. In recent years, bowling centers have emerged as family entertainment centers, with people spending their leisure time in the activity.

Post-pandemic, developed countries such as the United States have observed a continuous rise in the market size of the bowling center industry, with an increasing number of people preferring to spend their leisure time in bowling activities. The share of the population participating in outdoor activities has been observed to increase continuously, especially with Gen Z and Millenials.

Globally, companies are embracing technological innovations to enhance visitor experiences. Augmented reality and virtual reality are integrated into bowling and other games to offer an immersive and interactive adventure. These factors help the companies gain a higher market share, positively impacting the growth of the global bowling market. Players are opening new branches to capture all the potential markets across various regions globally.

Bowling Centers Market Trends

Population Above 18 Years Drives the Market

Bowling is predominantly popular among adults and young adults, making the above 18-year-old population the primary target demographic for bowling alleys and entertainment centers. Adults above 18 typically have more disposable income than younger age groups, allowing them to afford leisure activities like bowling and spend on food, drinks, and other amenities offered at bowling alleys.

Disposable income is a crucial factor driving the bowling center market across various regions. Consumers are ready to pay for premium experiences, such as VIP tickets, as their disposable income increases. With more disposable income, visitors are spending more on merchandise and food, driving the growth of the retail and dining sector within bowling centers.

Bowling Centers Market: Number of U.S. Young Adult (Age 20-24) Population in Million, 2019 to 2022

North America is the Fastest Growing Bowling Market

The young population is growing across various regions globally, such as North America. North America is witnessing a steady growth of indoor competitive games such as bowling, mini golf, and others. 

Primarily, young populations are attracted to such games. Bowling is becoming popular among young people from various regions worldwide. Populations aged between 18 and 30 are observed to be more interested in blowing alleys to socialize and spend time with friends and family.

Youngsters make up 14% of the total population in North America, which is expected to increase further in the coming years.

Bowling Centers Market: Geographical Market Share of Bowling Center Market

Bowling Centers Industry Overview

The bowling center market is moderately fragmented in nature. Key players in the market are adopting creative and innovative strategies to expand their market share and increase their grip on the regional presence in the market. The adoption of new strategies has also attracted more customers, offering them better value. Some of the key players in the market are Hollywood Bowl Group PLC, Bowlero Corp, Ten Entertainment Group PLC, Brunswick Bowling Product LLC, and Pinstripes.

Bowling Centers Market Leaders

  1. Hollywood Bowl Group PLC

  2. Bowlero Corp

  3. Ten Entertainment Group PLC

  4. Brunswick Bowling Product LLC

  5. Pinstripes

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Bowling Centers Market Concentration
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Bowling Centers Market News

  • February 2023: Hollywood Bowl Group PLC acquired HLD Investments Inc., Mountain View Bowl Inc., and Wong and Lewis Investments Inc. These are Canada-based bowling companies. The combined total consideration is CAD 12 million (USD 8.77 million). This merger and acquisition will help Hollywood Bowl Group PLC capture more market share in Canada and grow internationally.
  • July 2022: Bowlero Corp. partnered with App8, one of the leaders in contactless dining for food service brands. This partnership offers mobile ordering and payments at Bowlero centers.

Bowling Centers Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Disposable Income Across the Globe

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Modernization of Bowling Centers Drives the Market

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Maintenance and Operational Cost Restraints the Growth of the Market

    4. 4.4 Market Opportunities

      1. 4.4.1 League and Tournaments can Act as an Opportunity for Growth

      2. 4.4.2 Integrated VR and AI will Enhance the Customer Experience

    5. 4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porters' Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    7. 4.7 Insights into Technological Innovation in the Market.

    8. 4.8 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Type of Lane

      1. 5.1.1 Wooden Lane

      2. 5.1.2 Synthetic Lane

      3. 5.1.3 Guardian Lane

    2. 5.2 By Target Audience

      1. 5.2.1 Above 18 Years

      2. 5.2.2 Below 18 Years

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Italy

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 Middle East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Market Concetration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Hollywood Bowl Group PLC

      2. 6.2.2 Bowlero Corp

      3. 6.2.3 Ten Entertainment Group PLC

      4. 6.2.4 Brunswick Bowling Product LLC

      5. 6.2.5 AMF Bowling

      6. 6.2.6 Pinstripes

      7. 6.2.7 Dubai international Bowling Centre

      8. 6.2.8 TwelveStrike

      9. 6.2.9 Whitestone Lanes

      10. 6.2.10 Other Companies*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


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Bowling Centers Industry Segmentation

Bowling is a game where a ball is rolled in a long and narrow lane toward a group of pins with the aim of knocking all the pins down. Bowling centers are centers where these games are played. 

The global bowling center market is segmented by type of lane, target audience, and geography. By type of lane, the market is further segmented into wooden lane, synthetic lane, and guardian lane. By target audience, the market is further segmented into above 18 years and below 18 years. By geography, the market is segmented into North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa. The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD) for all the above segments.

By Type of Lane
Wooden Lane
Synthetic Lane
Guardian Lane
By Target Audience
Above 18 Years
Below 18 Years
By Geography
North America
United States
Rest of Asia-Pacific
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Middle East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America
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Bowling Centers Market Research FAQs

The Bowling Centers Market size is expected to reach USD 18.81 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 3.97% to reach USD 22.85 billion by 2028.

In 2024, the Bowling Centers Market size is expected to reach USD 18.81 billion.

Hollywood Bowl Group PLC, Bowlero Corp, Ten Entertainment Group PLC, Brunswick Bowling Product LLC and Pinstripes are the major companies operating in the Bowling Centers Market.

Asia is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2029).

In 2023, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Bowling Centers Market.

In 2023, the Bowling Centers Market size was estimated at USD 18.06 billion. The report covers the Bowling Centers Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Bowling Centers Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Bowling Centers Industry Report

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Bowling Centers Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)