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The Mobile Sports Authority Reports Another Successful Year

Oct 16th, 2017

Mobile, AL – Today, the Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) reported that for the recently-completed fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, the organization attracted, supported, and/or hosted a total of 30 sports events, generating an estimated $17.5 million to the Mobile area economy (MSA Scoreboard List attached).  The 30 sports events involved 20 different sports, from running to gymnastics to volleyball to football, plus many others.  Also, 18 of those 30 events were either first or second time events held in Mobile.  

These numbers represent one of the best years ever reported by either the Mobile Sports Authority or its predecessor organization, the Mobile Area Sports Commission, which dates back to 1998.  As a comparison, between 2012-2014, the MSA averaged 20-22 events per year. Over the last three fiscal years (2015-2017), the MSA averaged 30-35 events per year – an approximate 50% increase. FYI, the best year reported by the MSA was for fiscal 2016 in which 35 sports events generated an estimated $25 million to the Mobile area economy.

“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 Fiscal 2012, the MSA has attracted, hosted, managed, or co-managed 160 sporting events which have generated an estimated $109 million in economic impact 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.