If you’ve ever been to a Cactus League Spring Training game, you know they have a significant economic impact on our area: vacation rentals, food, gas, hotels, tickets to the games and other area attractions, annual jobs, taxes, and much more!
The Valley of the Sun is so lucky to host this annual event, and the hard work to do the incredible job is worth it! In 2018, the Cactus League generated $644 million of economic impact, according to ASU’s WP Carey School of Business. This economic impact rivals a Super Bowl or a Final Four…every single year!
In 2018, the Cactus League:
-Created 6,439 annual jobs paying $224.6 Million
-Directly created $24.2 Million in taxes for the State of Arizona
-Directly created $7.7 Million in taxes for local governments
-Welcomed 6 out of every 10 visitors from out of state
So, sneak out of work early, buy a ticket and a hot dog, and enjoy the sun at a Spring Training game…you’ll have a great day and support the local economy at the same time.