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Become a member

Thank you for your interest in the IAKS!

Some say that our interdisciplinary objectivity is important. For others it is the major international network that counts.

The IAKS is a meeting place for architects, engineers, clients, designers, local authority decision-makers, technical and operative management, sports federations and clubs. All members are united by their interest to create high-grade, functional and sustainable sports facilities worldwide.

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IAKS membership has so much to offer. Starting at EUR 120 per year. Apply now.

Do you equip or build sports and leisure facilities?

Do you do business with clients and operators? Do you want to be the company that makes a difference?

Are you an architect, designer or engineer?

Are you looking for information from practitioners for practitioners? Do you want to be noticed by developers and investors?

Do you operate facilities, run a club, or work in a scientific institution?

Are you from the public or semi-public sector?

Do you want to extend your personal business network?

Are you a professional, but not interested in a corporate membership?

Are you a student?

Do you want to extend your personal business network?

Application form

Member statements

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

It’s quite simple. You choose one of the three member categories and send us your filled-in membership application. You may either edit the pdf form digitally or print it and submit your data in writing. Membership is subject to the Rules of the IAKS and the fee scale.

  • 490 euros/year: Organization from the commercial sector (corporate membership for architects, consultants, suppliers, construction companies)
  • 370 euros/year: Organization from the public sector, science or sport (corporate membership for public authorities, operators, educational and scientific institutions, associations and federations)
  • 120 euros/year: Individual
  • free of charge: Full time student (A certificate of matriculation must be supplied unrequested until 15 January of each calendar year)

Members in less developed countries recognised by the World Bank pay only 50% of the fee rates.

Membership applicants in Germany, Japan, Poland and Switzerland are kindly requested to contact the IAKS entity in their country.

You receive confirmation of membership from the IAKS as well as the respective invoice. After paying your membership fee, you are a fully fledged member of the IAKS and will benefit from the services of the IAKS.

Please pay the sum into the account quoted on the invoice. Payment is possible via bank transfer, credit card or Paypal. All information is to be found on the invoice.


How to pay by credit card, without having a PayPal account:

  1. Use the Paypal link as stated in the invoice document:
  2. Write the invoice amount sum into the field “Price per item”. Then click “continue”.
  3. Click on “Pay with Debit or Credit Card”.
  4. Enter your email address and click “Continue to Payment”.
  5. Enter your credit card data and continue with the process.

Membership is always for a candar year. Your membership will be extended year by year unless you inform us that you would like to terminate it. Notice must be given in writing at least a month before the end of the year.

As a new member, we welcome you by publishing your company or personal profile in the IAKS newsletter and in our ‚sb‘ magazine.

Your contact data appear in the member database freely selectable for all potential business partners on the IAKS website.

Attend our national and international IAKS events like conferences, seminars and study trips.

The IAKS network offers you valuable business contacts. Get to know new solutions for your interests and projects, and meet new business partners. Take advantage of our diversity!

Find out all you need to know: read “sb”, the leading international specialised magazine for the architecture, construction and operation of sports facilities. Available in print and online issues.

Make use of the IAKS logo for your public relations – on your business stationery, business cards, brochures and at trade fairs.

IAKS Membership Application
Application form to start your IAKS membership
IAKS Rules
Association statutes, current version applicable since 27 Oct 2021
IAKS Fee Structure
IAKS Fee Structure - Current version, applicable since 1 January 2021
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