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Fitness comes in many forms, and for a growing number of people, sports is one of the most appealing ways to stay in shape. According to Sports Marketing Surveys USA,, millennials are twice as likely as their Generation X counterparts to participate in team sports as adults.
Eric Willin, COO of EZFacility, a sports business software provider in Woodbury, N.Y., offers that adult leagues are the ideal fit for communities and especially appealing to millennials who grew up playing sports.
"Members of the millennial generation tend to have grown up with schedules packed with extracurricular sports," Willin says. "It's no surprise that this group is enthusiastic about competing in adult recreation leagues, and the supply is developing to meet the demand.
Although some recreational leagues are free to join, many are for-profit businesses. Costs for players can run anywhere from $50 to $90 per person for a season. These fees help cover the costs associated with setting up teams and the fees necessary to compensate referees and rent facilities where games will be played.