Social Indicators Research

, Volume 94, Issue 2, pp 297–317 | Cite as

The Ranking of the Regions With Regard to Their Sports Facilities to Improve Their Planning in Sport: The Case of Spain

  • Leonor Gallardo
  • Pablo Burillo
  • Marta García-Tascón
  • Juan J. Salinero


Sports facility planning by the public authorities should be considered to be one of the main policies to have an indirect influence on the aim of ensuring a healthy population, as well as reducing its physical inactivity. Our research aims to study and compare the state of sports infrastructures in the regions of Spain, using a synthetic indicators. Our results should serve not only to detect the vast imparity between different regions, which has come about because of varying investment and management with regard to sports infrastructures, but also to redirect building planning and sports management policies onto the right path, and also give food for thought.


Synthetic indicator Sports facilities Planning Regions Physical activity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonor Gallardo
    • 1
  • Pablo Burillo
    • 1
  • Marta García-Tascón
    • 1
  • Juan J. Salinero
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Sport SciencesUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaToledoSpain

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