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Economic Impact of Super Bowl LVII Sets A Recordhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/2883Community and Economic Development10/5/2023 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2883/Newsroom_CED_00X.jpg Economic Impact of Super Bowl LVII Sets A Record<div class="ExternalClass9EB3411F2FE54245816E231D107CF683"><html>​​​​​The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and state leaders announced on October 4 that Super Bowl LVII was the “most successful Super Bowl” in history. <br><br>Super Bowl LVII generated $1.3 billion in total economic activity for the state of Arizona, with $726.1 million in total contribution to Arizona‘s gross domestic product, according to an independent study conducted by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.  <br><br>This marks the largest economic impact of any special event ever held in Arizona, as well as the highest for any Super Bowl for which publicly released figures are available, according to the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.  <br><br>“Arizona had the biggest win from Super Bowl LVII and the incredible lasting impact on the State is unparalleled,” said Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs. “The world was watching Arizona, and in true fashion, we delivered in a big way. I look forward to our state hosting many more successful championship games and major events in the future, creating jobs and bringing in money from throughout the world to continue fueling our growing economy.” <br><br>Researchers analyzed data collected from interviews with visitors between February 9-12, 2023 and found 102,598 out-of-state visitors came to the Valley for Super Bowl LVII, spending over $221 million while they were here. Of the visitors, just about 60% had tickets to the game at State Farm Stadium on February 12.  <br><br>Additionally, the study found that 10,459 annual jobs were created, yielding a $494.1 million contribution to labor income in Arizona. <br><br>“The magnitude of the economic impact of hosting the Super Bowl is what makes it a coveted event for cities around t​he United States,” said Anthony Evans, senior research fellow for the L. William Seidman Institute at W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. “Arizona continually shows itself​ to be a worthy host for the nation’s signature sports events and the increase in tourism dollars from Super Bowl is unlike any other event.” <br><br>The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues hosted Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s over two weekends leading up to Super Bowl LVII in addition to hosting the prestigious NFL Honors at Symphony Hall. The Phoenix Convention Center also hosted the 6,000 members of local, national and international media that were on site for Super Bowl LVII. Phoenix’s Margaret T. Hance Park played a critical role in the festivities as well, hosting a series of concerts and the first-ever watch party on the day of the big game, in which roughly 25,000 people attended.  <br><br>Downtown Phoenix saw 300,000 fans pass through for events during the Super Bowl weekend and the weekend prior.  <br><br>On the Monday following Super Bowl LVII, Sky Harbor International Airport experienced its busiest day ever with over 200,000 passengers traveling through the airport. Additionally, TSA security checkpoints had wait times of less than 22 minutes.<br><br>Super Bowl LVII generated roughly 40% more in economic impact than the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX and the accompanying Pro Bowl, according to the analysis.   <br><br>Phoenix continues to see success with mega events and preparations are already underway for the 2024 NCAA Men’s Final Four taking place this spring.  ​​<br><br><br><br><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedSuper Bowl LVII was the most successful Super Bowl in event history, according to the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.CED#SBLVIISuper Bowl, Super Bowl LVII, economic impactAlexa D'Angelo602-689-3210alexa.dangelo@phoenix.govPHXEconDevSuper Bowl LVII was the most successful Super Bowl in event history, according to the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.

 

 

Fire Ban in Desert Parks and Preserves Starts May 1https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3078Parks and Recreation4/19/2024 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3078/Phoenix-Mountain-Preserve.jpgFire Ban in Desert Parks and Preserves Starts May 1<div class="ExternalClass85336C54B5D449EFBC16497AFE21DD2B"><html> <p>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will put into effect its annual ban of open fires in the City's desert parks and mountain preserves starting Wednesday, May 1, 2024. The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department's annual fire ban goes into effect the same day .</p><p>In consultation with the Phoenix Fire Department, smoking and charcoal fires are included in the ban due to the extreme fire danger that the combination of low humidity, increased temperatures, excessive dry vegetation, and frequent high winds create each spring.</p><p>The ban applies to <strong>Camelback Mountain, Deem Hills Recreation Area, Lookout Mountain, Papago Park, Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area, Phoenix Mountains Preserve, Phoenix Sonoran Preserve, North Mountain Park, Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, and South Mountain Park/Preserve.</strong></p><p>The ban does not apply to the City's flatland parks.</p><p>For those using the City's desert parks and preserve land, the fire ban stipulates the following:</p><p>·       Open wood and charcoal fires are prohibited</p><p>·       Propane or gas grills may be used, but only in established picnic areas</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>The following activities continue to be prohibited year-round:</strong></span></p><ul style="" class="" dir=""><li>Smoking outside enclosed vehicles </li><li>Fireworks</li></ul><p>Motorists traveling through or near Phoenix's desert parks and mountain preserves should use extreme care with smoking materials and dispose of those only in their vehicle's ash tray.</p><p>To protect their homes, residents whose property borders the City's preserve land may remove dry shrubs, brush and grasses, and trim dead branches from trees within the 10-foot strip of land that borders their property. By creating this 10-foot "buffer zone" residents can help to protect their homes from potential brush fires in the adjacent preserve land.</p><p>Preserve neighbors also should check irrigation lines and pool back-flush hoses to ensure that water is not seeping into the preserve. Outside water sources encourage unnaturally dense vegetation growth, which increases fire risk.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
​ City Exhibit Takes Aim at Sexual Assault Victim “Shaming" and “Blaming"https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/30794/19/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3079/library.jpg​ City Exhibit Takes Aim at Sexual Assault Victim “Shaming" and “Blaming"<div class="ExternalClass528E88C714FC416F97FA616B56521FCD"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The City of Phoenix's Strategic Initiatives team invites you to visit a powerful exhibit to raise awareness about sexual assault as part of April's “Let's Talk Teal Campaign." April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the city provides resources and awareness events all month.</span></p> <p>The exhibit titled “What were you wearing?" draws attention to the “rape culture," where questions and statements like these are common, and put the blame on the victim. Victim shaming and blaming discourages victims from coming forward to report the crime and seek help. The display features the stories of several survivors and a representation of the clothes they were wearing when they were assaulted. </p> <p>The exhibit is on display at Burton Barr Library on the 2nd floor through April 24th.</p> <p>The <a target="_blank" href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives">City of Phoenix's Strategic Initiatives</a> section collaborates with community partners to combat domestic violence, sexual assault, unhealthy youth relationships, human trafficking, and to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We achieve this mission through prevention, training, community awareness, and enhancing services for the overall well-being of those we serve .​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>News
Operation Makeup Breakuphttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3077Police4/19/2024 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_2RWf2kCisOperation Makeup Breakup<div class="ExternalClassD2BFF659F0AD40889598610F676EACBE"><html> <p>The Phoenix Police Department recently made multiple arrests and recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen property in an organized retail theft investigation, Operation Makeup Breakup.</p> <p> <br>On Thursday, April 18, 2024, the Department and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office provided statements to the public as well as video surveillance, body worn camera footage, and photographs highlighting the investigation and what was seized after executing multiple search warrants.<br><br>The six-month long investigation looked into an organized cosmetic retail fence; a fence being the individual or group who are purchasing stolen goods and reselling for a profit.<br><br>As a result of the investigation, three women were arrested and detectives were able to recover over 20,000 items, valued at over $560,000.<br><br>The fence was operating three “stores” out of homes in the Phoenix and Tonopah area. Rooms in these homes had been converted into the store fronts that people were invited in to purchase the cosmetics. These stores were not the only way the items were being sold, they were also being sold online and shipped, in some cases in bulk to other states and countries.<br><br>Over the course of the investigation, detectives learned that this fence had been operating for five years.<br><br>The fence purchased the stolen cosmetics from various boosters, individuals who steal or shoplift the goods to sell. Boosters are known to have a “shopping list” of items they know a fence will pay them for.<br><br>The suspects in this case are facing charges of Illegal Control of an Enterprise and Trafficking in Stolen Property.<br><br>“My hope is that this sends a strong message that we are committed to investigating and arresting individuals of all crimes, and theft of this magnitude will not be tolerated,” said Interim Police Chief Michael Sullivan.<br><br>These crimes are taken seriously by the department and the County Attorney’s Office.<br><br>“We need to pay particular attention to this kind of crime – especially when it’s at this scale – because it affects everyone’s bottom line,” said County Attorney Rachel Mitchell. “Retailers have to offset their losses which can mean those of us who are law-abiding citizens pay higher prices.”  <br><br>This is still an open investigation and details available for release are limited.  <br><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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