Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Sport Management, Central Tehran Branch of Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


The purpose of this study is to evaluation the security status of the infrastructures of Iranian football stadiums with emphasizing the use of technology in them. The present study is applied - descriptive and correlational. The statistical population of the study was the experts in holding the matches of the Iranian Football Premier League, who in total, 120 people answered the modified questionnaire on the security of football stadiums by Faraji (2014). Data was analyzed by using descriptive statistics, one-sample T-test (p≤ 0.05) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) methods. According to the results, stadium infrastructure (p< 0.05 and t = 8.82) is one of the important factors in securing football stadiums and technology (p< 0.05 and t = 10.81) and stadium design and construction (p< 0.05 and t = 9.27) with factor loads 0.84 and 0.75, respectively, are two sub-factors related to infrastructure that are effective in creating stadium security. According to the results, the status of infrastructure and technology factors were lower than average and the factor of design and construction evaluated as average. Therefore, the condition of the infrastructure of the country's football stadiums in terms of technology is not appropriate and it is suggested to pay attention to the design and construction of football stadiums and the use of advanced technologies in their construction, control and management.