Mobile Sports Authority Reports Record Year
Apr 18th, 2016Mobile, AL – The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) reported today that for the recently-completed fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, the organization attracted and/or hosted a record number of sporting events for Mobile County. For the year, the MSA attracted/hosted a total of 32 sports events, generating an estimated $20.7 million to the Mobile area economy. The 32 events involved 22 different sports, from running to gymnastics to volleyball, plus many others.
These numbers represent the best annual results ever reported by either the Mobile Sports Authority or its predecessor organization, the Mobile Area Sports Commission, which dates back to 1998. Prior to this year’s feat, fiscal 2012 held the record with 22 sporting events while fiscal 2014 generated a then-record estimated economic impact of $17.1 million.
“With the tremendous support of Mobile County, the City of Mobile, and a very engaged board of trustees, we at the Mobile Sports Authority are proud that we were able to generate such a significant impact for the Mobile area economy,” said Danny Corte, Executive Director of the MSA. “Since October 2011, the MSA has attracted, hosted, managed, or co-managed 95 sporting events which have generated an estimated $66 million for Mobile County. The future looks just as bright as we continue to tell our story about our beautiful area to numerous regional and national sports event owners who are looking for places to play.”
The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) is a non-profit sports commission formed in 2008 by the Mobile County Commission. The main mission is to create a positive economic and public relations impact for Mobile County, the City of Mobile, and the region through attracting, hosting, managing and supporting sporting events which attract visitors to the Mobile area. MSA is the main point of contact for sports and sports-related activities for the Mobile County area. For more information on MSA, please visit www.mobilesportsauthority.com.