MPA Supports Keeping the Cubs in Mesa

Police services depend on sales tax revenue the Cubs bring to our city’s economy.  In order to preserve our exisiting police jobs and salaries, we encourage Mesa voters to vote YES on 420.  Members, please contact an executive board member for more information.

Money Spent in Arizona

In 2008:

  • 49% of fans stayed in the southeast Valley for the duration of their stay; 31% stayed in Mesa.
  • The typical fan from out-of-town spent 5.7 nights in metropolitan Phoenix during their visit; for those who stayed in Mesa the figure was 7.3 nights.
  • The typical out-of-town fan’s party spent $305 per day during their visit with 33% of the parties surveyed spending over $400 per day.

In 2009:

  • Cactus League fans spent an estimated $359.5 million, a 7% increase over last year
  • The Chicago Cubs set a Spring Training single season attendance record with 203,105 fans

In 2010:

  • The Chicago Cubs played in four of the seven Cactus League record-setting attendance games.
  • Tourism associated with the Spring Training and the Cactus League contributed an estimated $300 million to the Arizona economy.

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