Volume 9, Issue 3 (2009)                   QJER 2009, 9(3): 183-202 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Assistant Professor, Tarbiat Modares University
2- Assistant Professor, University of Tabriz
3- M. A. Student, Tarbiat Modares University
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The topic of demand for sport has attracted substantial attention in the fields of sports economics in recent decades. Sport contest is one of the important products in the sport industry. Understanding the factors that affect the demand for this product can help football managers to earn more money. The main goal of this article is to identify the factors affecting demand for Iranian Football Premier League. To this end, demand function for Premier League Football is specified and estimated using the data during 2005 - 2006 seasons. The results reveal that match variables as well as economic variables have significant effect on the demand for Premier League Football in Iran. The results of the estimates show that Football is an inferior good and demand for Football is declined in the cities that have greater population. Since the uncertainty of outcome can not be explained by the demand, the numbers of attendance in match decreases at the end of seasons.
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Received: 1901/12/14 | Accepted: 1901/12/14 | Published: 2009/11/4