2012 Edition

national industry 711211

Sports Teams and Clubs


This U.S. industry comprises professional or semiprofessional sports teams or clubs primarily engaged in participating in live sporting events, such as baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer, and jai alai games, before a paying audience. These establishments may or may not operate their own arena, stadium, or other facility for presenting these events.

The immediate parent of national industry 711211 is international industry 71121: Spectator Sports

2012 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Establishments primarily engaged in promoting sporting events without participating in sporting events are classified in Industry Group 7113, Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events;
  • Establishments, such as youth league baseball teams, primarily engaged in participating in sporting events for recreational purposes without playing before a paying audience are classified in Industry 713990, All Other Amusement and Recreation Industries; and
  • Amateur, semiprofessional, or professional athletic associations or leagues are classified in Industry 813990, Other Similar Organizations (except Business, Professional, Labor, and Political Organizations).


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Value
2002 711211 -
2007 711211 -
2012 711211 -
2017 711211 -

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

  1. 7941 - Professional Sports Clubs and Promoters

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 711211, Sports Teams and Clubs:

  1. art entertainment and recreation
  2. athletic event team or league professional
  3. athletic exhibition or event sponsored by the insured
  4. athletic team professional or semi professional
  5. athletic team professional or semiprofessional
  6. performing art spectator sport and related industry
  7. professional sport club and promoter
  8. spectator sport
  9. sport team and club


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