Journal of Social Sciences

Sports Facilities Development and Urban Generation

Maassoumeh Barghchi, Dasimah Bt Omar and Mohd Salleh Aman

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2009.460.465

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 4

Pages 460-465

Abstract

Problem statement: One major issue on sports facilities construction is the question of their funding and justification for investment. Due to, requirement of huge money for construction, constant maintenance costs and ancillary needs, which are almost certainly with substantial public investment, therefore, sports facilities have been considered. Further, sports facilities construction boom have been started for more than two decades. Approach: Recent sports facilities construction was not primary aimed at getting the local community involved in sports, but was instead aimed at spur urban development, changing the image and economic redevelopment. However, there were facilities developed for hosting mega-events. Sports facilities had a wide range of impacts on their surrounding and wider city. Results: How and to what extend sports facilities construction were lead to urban generation were discussed in this study. Conclusion/Recommendations: Sport was getting more and more influential and it will continue to grow in importance as the world develops into global village. Cities cannot avoid investment in sports. However, there were growing demands for sports facilities development both for hosting and smaller scale facilities. Further development will take place in several considerations, with enhancing the ability of sports facilities as urban generation tools.

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© 2009 Maassoumeh Barghchi, Dasimah Bt Omar and Mohd Salleh Aman. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.