A Place to Play Regardless of Weather
Indoor basketball courts are usually preferable to outdoor courts because they can be used all year around without worrying about being exposed to unfavorable weather. Indoor courts provide protection against the weather, but it may be hard to schedule a time for play and it can cost money to secure court time. Outdoor courts are generally free but are often not as well equipped as indoor courts.
Most indoor courts are very well equipped and provide a comfortable environment for playing basketball. This is usually how the cost for admission is justified. Having shelter from the weather means that higher quality equipment can be purchased without worrying about it being weather resistant material. This allows the use of equipment that is not only practical, but aesthetically pleasing as well. Indoor basketball courts offer a safer, more refined basketball playing experience.