Mission

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AZSTA Mission Statement
The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority enhances our economy and our community's quality of life through the development of professional and amateur sports facilities, the attraction of entertainment, sporting, and business events, and through tourism promotion:
Formed as a result of voter approval of Proposition 302 in November 2000, AZSTA is responsible for:
  • Owning and operating the University of Phoenix Stadium;
  • Funding tourism promotion in Maricopa County;
  • Funding the construction and renovation of Cactus League Spring Training facilities;
  • Funding youth and amateur sports projects and programs.
Support for this effort came from our partners;
  • The Arizona Cardinals
  • Fiesta Bowl
  • Tourism Industry
  • Cactus League
  • Youth & Amateur Sports
  • The Citizens of Maricopa County