The Cactus League means big business for Arizona. Spring training generates economic impact rivaling a Super Bowl or Final Four – and it happens every year.
In 2018, the Cactus League generated $644 million in economic impact, according to a study by ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business. The study found the Cactus League created 6,439 annual jobs paying $224.6 million and directly created a total of $31.9 million in taxes for state ($24.2 million) and local governments ($7.7 million).
Over 6 in 10 spring training attendees come from out of state, the study found.
– Andrew Bagnato, Bagnato Pflipsen Communications