Five-a-side football firm opened four centres in period
Goals Soccer Centres has reported an 11 per cent rise in half year sales to £14.7 million.
The company said pre-tax profits in the six months to the end of June this year grew by 46 per cent to £4 million.
Four new sites - in Sunderland, Liverpool, Norwich and Hull - were opened in the period and it is trialling a new building concept in Chester which could reduce spending on each site from £2.2 million to £1.5 million.
The modular system would also shorten construction from 22 weeks to 14.
The company has suspended opening plans for 2011 to see how the trial works but intends to open at least four sites in 2012.
Keith Rogers, managing director, said: "In view of the current economic climate, we are satisfied with the performance of the business in the first half of this year.
"The opportunity to utilise modular build pavilions in our rollout is an important development for our business.
"The opportunity to maintain a strong rollout strategy while reducing costs and shortening build time and simultaneously reducing debt will significantly improve our business model going forward and ensure we stay at the forefront of innovation in this fast growing sector of the leisure industry."
Core football earnings were flat net of VAT charges although Goals is still disputing whether the tax should be charged on its league structures.
Corporate sales dropped 16 per cent, birthday parties by four per cent with bar and vending income also down four per cent.
The Los Angeles centre made a £100,000 loss in the period but the company are confident it will be in the black for the full year.
Sir Rodney Walker, chairman, said the company was confident on meeting full year expectations and added: "We have experienced softer than expected trading during the second half of July and through August.
"However, we fully expect a return to the trading levels seen in the first half of the year in part aided by our 'Get Back in the Game' marketing campaign encouraging summer-lapsed players to get back to playing in early September."