Document Type : Research Paper


1 MSc in Sport Management, Alzahra University , Tehran, IRAN

2 Associate Professor, Alzahra University, Tehran, IRAN

3 Professor, Urmia University , Urmia, IRAN

4 Associate Professor, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, IRAN


The aim of this study was to investigate the architecture of sport facilities managed by Tehran Municipality on the tendency of citizens to sport activities. The research method was descriptive-correlation. The statistical population of the study consisted of athletes in Tehran city. The statistical sample included the customers of the sport complexes in 5 metropolitan areas (1,5,6,8,20) from 22 areas according to their geographic location in the north, south, east, west and center. Random and convenience sampling methods were used to select the sample (n=250). A researcher-made questionnaire was used to collect the data; its content and face validity was assessed by 9 sport management and architecture professors and then it was distributed among the subjects. The reliability of the questionnaire was calculated using Cronbach's alpha coefficient (0.76). Also, the PLS algorithm was used to test the research hypotheses. The software output indicated that all the research variables had positive effects on the citizens' tendency to sport facilities managed by the Tehran Municipality. In general, it can be concluded that the architecture and design of sport facilities affect the attraction and tendency of citizens to sport activities. The planners and designers should pay special attention to the architecture of the facilities according to the culture, accessibility and other indices obtained in this study.


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