News & Press Releases

Posted: 10/31/2019AZSTA Icon

Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority Awards a Record $3.9 Million to Support Youth and Amateur Sports in Maricopa County

GLENDALE-The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) Board of Directors has voted to award a record $3.9 million to 31 organizations that promote youth...

Posted: 10/24/2019AZSTA Icon

Kim Sabow Appointed to Arizona Sports & Tourism Board of Directors

Kim Sabow appointed to Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority Board of Directors Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association leader has strong tourism...

Posted: 08/27/2019AZSTA Icon

Arizona Sport & Tourism Authority Board Names Leadership

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Longtime Arizona businessman Douglas Yonko has been elected Chair of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) board of directors, and...

Posted: 09/04/2018AZSTA Icon

Cardinals Reach Naming Rights Agreement With State Farm; Iconic Arizona Venue To Be Known As "State Farm Stadium"

Tempe, AZ - The Arizona Cardinals Football Club and State Farm have reached agreement on an 18-year naming rights commitment that results in the team's home...

Posted: 08/10/2018AZSTA Icon

Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority Board Names Leadership

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Pharmaceutical executive Scarlett Spring has been elected Chair of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) board of directors, and...

Posted: 07/24/2018AZSTA Icon

Cactus League produces windfall for Arizona economy

$373 million for Arizona's Gross Domestic Product - Total Economic Impact is $644.2 million

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The 2018 Cactus League season generated $373 million for Arizona's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to a study by the L. William...

Posted: 06/16/2018AZSTA Icon

The NCAA on Monday selected Phoenix to host the 2024 Men's Final Four

Phoenix Selected to Host 2024 NCAA Men's Final Four. Collaborative bid nets Arizona's second Final Four

PHOENIX - The NCAA on Monday selected Phoenix to host the 2024 Men's Final Four. The national semifinals are set for Saturday, April 6, 2024 at University of...

Posted: 11/01/2017AZSTA Icon

Arizona Sports And Tourism Authority Awards $2.5 Million To Support Youth & Amateur Sports In Maricopa County

GLENDALE- The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) Board of Directors has voted to award $2.5 million to 23 organizations that promote youth and...

Posted: 07/05/2017AZSTA Icon

Arizona Sports And Tourism Authority Elects New Board Officials

GLENDALE- The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority Board of Directors has elected new board officials. The new board leadership consists of Maria Baier- Board...

Posted: 03/09/2017AZSTA Icon

Arizona Sports And Tourism Projected To Award $2.5 Million During 2018 Biennial Grant Cycle

GLENDALE - The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) is projected to award up to $2.5 million in grants in its 2018 youth and amateur sports biennial...

Posted: 02/02/2017AZSTA Icon

Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association Announces Industry Champions

Five to be honored at the 2017 Arizona Tourism Unity Dinner on February 23rd

PHOENIX, AZ (February 2, 2017) - Today the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association (AzLTA) announced five exemplary industry champions will be recognized at...

Posted: 10/18/2016AZSTA Icon

University of Phoenix Stadium Earns West Valley Tourism Champion Award

West Valley Tourism Champion: (An individual, group or business that drives tourism to the West Valley through product development, infrastructure growth or...

Posted: 08/29/2016AZSTA Icon

Third Graders Get Assist From NCAA Final Four

6,000 Maricopa County students receive free backpacks

PHOENIX - More than 6,000 third graders in 60 Maricopa County Title I schools will receive backpacks filled with school supplies through a community project...

Posted: 08/16/2016AZSTA Icon

Glendale archery range aims for October opening

Arrows will soon be flying overhead at Heroes Regional Park near 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road.
Officials are looking at a tentative Oct. 15 grand...

Posted: 08/11/2016AZSTA Icon

University of Phoenix Stadium 10th Anniversary

The University of Phoenix Stadium, the home of the Arizona Cardinals, is turning 10 years old August 12. Tom Sadler, the president and CEO of the Arizona...

Posted: 06/23/2016AZSTA Icon

Cactus League Elects New Leadership

Jeff Meyer to serve as President; Six others appointed to Executive Board

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Scottsdale businessman Jeff Meyer, long active in sports and tourism circles, has been elected President of the Cactus League Baseball...

Posted: 06/15/2016AZSTA Icon

Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority Board Names Leadership

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Veteran sports executive Jeff Overton has been elected Chairman of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) board of directors, and...

Posted: 06/08/2016AZSTA Icon

Arizona Sports And Tourism Authority Awards $2.4 Million To Support Youth & Amateur Sports In Maricopa County

GLENDALE- The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) voted to award $2.4 million to 23 organizations that promote youth and amateur sports programs in...

Posted: 11/12/2015AZSTA Icon

Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority Performance Audit

ARIZONA OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL

The Office's Performance Audit Division has issued the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority Performance Audit-September 2015. The full audit can be found...