Soundproofing a Sports Hall

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Soundproofing a sports hall requires cancelling out reverberation so that sounds cannot bounce around. The most efficient way to achieve this is installing acoustic panels to the walls. High ceilings may also need acoustic banners.

The oldest trick in the book is hanging heavy curtains on parallel walls and windows. These absorb sounds but they do so less efficiently than acoustic panels. They are also ugly and more expensive. Acoustic panels are not only cheaper but also less noticeable. They can also be installed in more places than curtains.


Sports hall walls are usually made from painted cinderblock. These walls are a perfect platform for acoustic panels. Acoustic panels can be stuck to walls with adhesive tape, and in the case of drywalls, they can be mounted into place.

Acoustic wall panels significantly reduce reverberation and echo. An empty sports hall with acoustic panels will not echo. It will transmit a flat sound.


If your sports hall has a high exposed ceiling, we can hang acoustic panels/banners from the ceiling. These will prevent reverberation from above.

The great thing about ceiling acoustic panels is they are invisible until you look up. Most people will not see them. Ceiling acoustic panels are also available for flat ceilings. These are mounted to the ceiling and can be removed without damaging it.

Colours And Design

Acoustic panels are available in a wide range of colours and styles, including textured plastic, foam, textile, painted and a natural wood finish.

Most people choose to have their acoustic panels installed in the same colour as their walls so they blend in, but you could go for panels that provide contrast, such as white on blue or black on yellow. We offer colours and styles to suit all tastes.

Other Ways To Soundproof a Sports Hall

If your sports hall has drywalls, these can be insulated with an acoustic material so that sounds cannot penetrate the wall and leak into other rooms. This is especially useful for sports halls that have separate changing rooms.

Internal doors are also a common culprit for letting sounds escape. It’s best to have solid doors with double glazing if your doors have windows. The doors should also have a tight fit and be sealed properly so sounds do not penetrate them.

Overall, soundproofing a sports hall is relatively simple, although the size and placement of acoustic panels will determine how effective your efforts are.