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Fiesta Bowl, Cactus Bowl have $169.4M economic impact


Fiesta Bowl and Cactus Bowl, the two annual college football bowl games hosted in the Valley during the 2015-2016 season, combined to generate an estimated $169.4 million in economic impact, including $79 million in total direct spending for the Valley and more than $7.5 million in direct tax revenue. The breakdown specifically between the two games attributed $111.6 million… Read More →

Fiesta Bowl has new leadership

Fiesta Bowl

The Fiesta Bowl has hired former Phoenix Coyotes CEO Mike Nealy as it executive director. He replaces Robert Shelton, who resigned in January after spending 2 1/2 years trying to rebuild the bowl game in the wake of scandal. Shelton took over after John Junker resigned for taking part in an illegal campaign contribution scheme… Read More →