Utah’s Economy: The business of sports in Utah has been an upbeat sector in the economy

Utah's Economy- The business of sports in Utah has been an upbeat sector in the economyOne upbeat sector in the Utah economy over the past few years has been the sports industry. In 2009 spending on sports activities, including attendance, participation and retail purchases, totaled $2.5 billion.

Some other Highlights:

-Attendance for collegiate sports events is at an all-time high. In the most recent season the combined attendance for football, basketball and women’s gymnastics totaled 1.6 million spectators.

-In 2009 attendance at professional sports events was 2.28 million, the third highest attendance year ever.

-With the completion of the $110 million Rio Tinto Stadium the value of sports venues in Utah, including golf courses, collegiate facilities and professional sports team stadiums, hit $3.2 billion in 2010.

-The number of skier/snowboarder days in Utah was 4.0 million in 2010, near the record level of 2008.

Read the entire report: Download Utah_Economy Report January 2011


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