Study: Cardinals camp brings $2 million to Flagstaff

Updated: October 7, 2003, 2:40 PM ET

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals' training camp injected an extra $2 million into the Flagstaff economy, according to a new study.

The three-week camp in late July and August brought spending from fans, media and the Cardinals organization.

"These numbers are very strong and confirm the importance of the Cardinals' camp here in Flagstaff," said David Maurer, president of the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, which commissioned the study.

The study was conducted by NAU economics professors John Eastwood and Ronald Gunderson. They surveyed about 500 attendees of training camp practices or the team scrimmage.

The study did not, however, determine whether the out-of-towners who attended Cardinals' practices or the scrimmage would have been in Flagstaff even without the Cardinals.

The Cardinals have been training in Flagstaff since 1989. The team has two years remaining on a three-year contract to use Northern Arizona University facilities.

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