Initial Investment and Startup Costs

i9 Sports® Has Been Named One of the Best Low-Cost Franchises in America. You Need a Lot of Passion to Succeed — But You Don’t Need a Lot of Money.

One of the Top Franchises Under 100K

Low-cost franchises are always in demand, and i9 Sports offers one of the best low-cost franchise opportunities you will find. Entrepreneur magazine has repeatedly named us one of the top franchises under 100K. That’s thanks to a combination of:

     •  Low startup costs
     •  Multiple revenue streams
     •  Recurring revenue
     •  Low overhead
     •  Protected territories
     •  The ability to scale up the business to generate significant revenue

Our Business Model is designed to be accessible for passionate entrepreneurs who want to create a life-changing business for their families and for the kids in their communities. An i9 Sports franchise owner’s initial investment and franchise startup costs will range from a low of $36,500 to a high of $69,900.

It is important to consider that these figures include the costs for the business but do not include funds that a franchise owner will need for living expenses while starting the business. If you decide to pursue the opportunity, we’ll discuss all of this in detail. If we invite you to join the franchise, we want to make sure you’re set up to win.

Two Franchise Agreement Options

We offer two different Franchise Agreements — one for 10 years and one for five years. With the 10-year Franchise Agreement, you pay the franchise fee upfront in a lump sum. The 5-year agreement allows you to pay the franchise fee in monthly installments and is designed to lower the initial franchise startup costs so more people can start the business, and so franchisees have more financial flexibility during the crucial start-up period of their business.

i9 Sports leagues grow best when the owner provides their full attention, so we discourage people from treating the business as a side gig that they can ramp up while holding another job. The five-year agreement is intended to help you hold onto capital that you can use for living expenses during the ramp-up phase.

A Look at the Franchise Startup Cost Models

10-Year Agreement
Type of ExpenditureAmountMethod of PaymentWhen DueTo Whom Payment is to be Made
Franchise Fee$24,900 – $24,900Lump SumUpon signing the
10 Year Area Developer Agreement
Us
Territory Fee$15,000 – $15,000Lump SumUpon Signing Area Developer AgreementUs
Grand Opening Advertising$5,000 – $7,000As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers and Third Parties
Insurance$1,000 – $1,500As AgreedAs IncurredSuppliers and Third Parties
Legal & Accounting Services$800 – $1,500As AgreedAs IncurredThird Parties
Furniture, Equipment, Inventory, and Supplies$3,000 – $4,000As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers and Third Parties
Training Expenses$1,200 – $2,000As IncurredAs IncurredThird Parties
Additional Funds– 3 months$9,000 – $14,000As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers and Third Parties
TOTAL ESTIMATED INITIAL INVESTMENT$59,900 – $69,900
5-Year Agreement
Type of ExpenditureAmountMethod of PaymentWhen DueTo Whom Payment is to be Made
Franchise Fee$1,500 – $1,500Lump Sum$500 per month in connection with a 5 Year Area Developer AgreementUs
Territory Fee$15,000 – $15,000Lump SumUpon Signing Area Developer AgreementUs
Grand Opening Advertising$5,000 – $7,000As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers and Third Parties
Insurance$1,000 – $1,500As AgreedAs IncurredSuppliers and Third Parties
Legal & Accounting Services$800 – $1,500As AgreedAs IncurredThird Parties
Furniture, Equipment, Inventory, and Supplies$3,000 – $4,000As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers and Third Parties
Training Expenses$1,200 – $2,000As IncurredAs IncurredThird Parties
Additional Funds– 3 months$9,000 – $14,000As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers and Third Parties
TOTAL ESTIMATED INITIAL INVESTMENT$36,500 – $46,500
All item 7 notes can be viewed within our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

Why Is Our Initial Investment So Low?

Three key reasons:
Streamlining and accelerating the financial approval process.
1. No real estate purchase is required;
2. No major capital equipment or significant upfront inventory is required;
3. We’re an established franchise system with a formula that works. We understand that if we keep our fees low, our franchise owners can invest in growth and thereby achieve their goals faster.


If you are looking for low cost franchise opportunities that come with high emotional reward and the ability to create a better work/life balance, an i9 Sports franchise may be the perfect fit for you. Request a copy of our free Franchise Report by completing the form below, and we’ll follow up with more information soon.