|Description||Sports Facility Booking|
OpenPlay is OpenTable for sports facilities. Its marketplace allows UK sports venues to instantly take online bookings and manage their offline bookings. It allows customers to easily find, compare and book sports facilities online and was the first site in the UK to offer a search engine and booking system for sports facilities on the same site.
This booking system launched in February 2013 at a handful of London school and council sports facilities and has over 30 facilities with online booking as of September 2013. Sports facilities use the system to manage their bookings (offline and off-line) and the marketplace matches their excess capacity to potential customers. OpenPlay make their money by either taking a small commission on any online bookings or a monthly subscription fee from the venue.
Other connecting applications are in the pipeline including an I-Phone app and player finder to connect sports teams needing players to the market. This connects directly to the booking system for a unique customer experience.
|Launch Date||February 11, 2013|
An online marketplace with its own booking system which allows sports facilities to take and manage online bookings via the web or smartphones.
The booking system works on either a subscription or a commission model depending on the size of the sports facility. The main target market are school and public sports facilities with hireable sports space such as tennis courts, grass pitches, multi-use games areas and sports halls.