Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran
Department of Management, Faculty of Economic, Management and Social Science, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
Department of Sport Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashahd, Iran.
The main purpose of this study was to locate the public sport stations in Shahrood city by combining multi-criteria decision making methods in the Geographic Information System environment. The present study was practical and developmental in nature. It was also descriptive-analytical in terms of method. The method was based on the decomposition, locating public sport stations in Shahrood, and analyzing and overlapping information layers using the combination of multi criteria decision making including best-worst method and technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution in the geographic information system environment. The present study was conducted in four stages. According to the experts' opinions in this study, attractiveness and environmental conditions were selected as the most important criterion and the potential for interference as the least important criterion. The calculated values for the stations also showed that Bolvar, Baharestan, Abshar, Shahrak Alborz and Shohada Mehrab parks are considered as top priorities and other parks as lower priorities for public sport in Shahrood, respectively. Using the results of this study, it can be stated that the officials and those involved have a clear and concise plan through which they will make fewer mistakes. According to the findings of the present study, it was suggested that the attractiveness index and environmental conditions of public sports stations be paid more attention and that the items that are not of high importance be given the last priority.