- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - This year’s Super Bowl in Glendale and game-related events pumped more than $719 million into the state’s economy.

A study released Tuesday focused on the nine-day period from Jan. 24 through Feb. 1 coinciding with the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl, both played at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Figures show that more than 120,000 people came to the Phoenix metro area for the game and more than 1 million people visited Super Bowl Central in downtown Phoenix.

The study done by the Seidman Research Institute and the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University focused on out-of-state visitors and organization spending. Resident and local business spending weren’t included.

By comparison, the 2008 Super Bowl played in Glendale generated a gross economic impact of slightly more than $500 million.

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