Introduction: The purpose of this study was to present a model of privatization of sports facilities of Tehran Municipality.
Methods: The research method was qualitative using a systematic design of data-based theory and semi-structured interviews were used to collect information. Then, data analysis was performed by Strauss and Corbin method and a paradigm model. The statistical population of the study included managers, executives, professors and experts of sports venues and sports spaces of Tehran Municipality Sports Organization who had the necessary expertise in the field of research, including privatization of sports venues, investment and marketing, 15 people were interviewed. And obtaining the necessary information in relation to the subject under study was selected in a completely non-probabilistic manner using theoretical and targeted snowball techniques. Open, axial and selective coding were used to analyze the data.
Results: 158 basic conceptual propositions with 11 categories in the form of 6 dimensions of a paradigm model, including causal conditions (2 categories of place conditions and managerial conditions), main phenomenon (privatization of sports venues and spaces), strategy(2 categories of corrections and review and performance improvement), Underlying characteristics(2 categories of community conditions and individual conditions), intervening conditions(2 categories of deterrents and stimulus factors) and consequences(3 categories of change in the promotion of municipal affairs, change in the quantitative and qualitative level of places and change in service) were identified.