Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority at a Glance

Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) owns State Farm Stadium; funds tourism promotion in Maricopa County; helps fund Cactus League spring training ballpark construction and renovation; and provides grants for Youth and Amateur Sports projects.

State Farm Stadium is home to the Arizona Cardinals and site of the 2023 Super Bowl and 2024 Final Four.

Distribute tax revenues to support tourism, a key driver in Arizona's economy

AZSTA supports the Cactus League by helping to fund spring training ballpark construction and renovation.

360-plus projects and over $24 million distributed to Youth & Amateur Sports organizations.

More Than $24 Million for Youth & Amateur Sports

AZSTA has provided $24.4 million (nearly 500 grants) to 360+ Youth & Amateur Sports projects across Maricopa County.

Over $84 Million for Cactus League Spring Training Facilities

AZSTA has provided over $84 million for Cactus League spring training facilities, helping to ensure the health of a key tourism driver.

Over $5 Billion in Economic Impact Since 2006

Numerous independent studies estimate that State Farm Stadium has generated well over $5 billion in economic impact since it opened in 2006.

In 2018, out-of-state visitors spent $315.8 million in Arizona

Some of the highlights include: $122.6 million at bars & restaurants, $89.8 million on lodging, $34.7 million on souvenirs & gifts and $24.9 million on tourism & entertainment.

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