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Phoenix Named Host of NBA All-Star Weekend, Joins Ranks of Top Western Sports Markets

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Phoenix named one of the Top 10 cities for sports business opportunities

Phoenix will host the 2027 NBA All-Star Weekend, announced by the league. The city’s Suns owner Mat Ishbia is thrilled about this decision. In a recent report by Sports Business Journal, Phoenix was named one of the top 10 cities for sports business in the Western region, falling just below Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Phoenix was recognized as a leading sports market in the Western region due to its accessibility, with 14 professional sports venues located within an hour’s drive. The area’s thriving casual golfing culture also contributed to its ranking.

The Phoenix area has hosted major sporting events before, including the Super Bowl stadium and a PGA Tour venue. In addition to the All-Star Weekend, Phoenix hosts other permanent events like the NASCAR United Rentals Work United 500 and the ATP Arizona Tennis Classic.

Phoenix has invested heavily in new venues in the last decade, such as the Legacy Sports Complex in Mesa. The report also noted Phoenix’s comparatively low tax rate, with a room tax of just 12.57%, lower than most of the top 50 markets. Overall, Phoenix is gearing up to showcase its sports business capabilities on a national stage during the 2027 NBA All-Star Weekend.

By Samantha Jones

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