Phoenix is a sports hub and its economy and culture are heavily influenced by the world of sports. With professional teams in NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, WNBA, golf tournaments, NASCAR races, college football bowl games and spring training for the Cactus League, the city has already established itself as a major player in the sports industry. Mega events such as the NCAA Final Four and Super Bowl further contribute to its economic impact.
Apart from these major sports, Phoenix also hosts the Arizona Rattlers arena football team and Phoenix Rising FC, a championship-winning pro soccer team in the USL. This shows that there is potential for even further growth and development in the Phoenix sports industry.
Xavier Gutierrez, president and CEO of the Coyotes believes that Valley business leaders should not take their position in the sports world lightly. He emphasizes that there is room for continued growth and expansion in this domain. Sports have become an integral part of Phoenix-area economy and culture, providing an opportunity for further development.