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The Super Bowl. Olympic Trials. Two FIFA World Cups.

These are just some of the outstanding events attracted by the Sports Council to the Los Angeles area. A combination of partnerships and outright bids orchestrated by the Sports Council has brought major events to the area that have created more than $1 billion in economic impact:

Year Event Economic Impact
1990 Baseball Winter Meetings
(Los Angeles Hilton)
3,000,000
1990 U.S. Open Badminton Championships
(Bren Center at UCI)
100,000
1991 U.S. Olympic Festival
(Multiple venues)
30,000,000
1991 U.S. Open Badminton Championships
(Bren Center at UCI)
150,000
1991 IBA World All Star Baseball Game
(Dodger Stadium)
500,000
1991 International Sport Summit
(The Beverly Hilton)
1,000,000
1992 NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four
(Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena)
4,000,000
1992 U.S. Open Badminton Championships
(Bren Center at UCI)
250,000
1992 U.S. Olympic Synchronized Swimming Trials
(McDonald's Swim Stadium at USC)
250,000
1993 Super Bowl XXVII
(Rose Bowl)
182,000,000
1993 Breeders' Cup
(Santa Anita Park)
50,000,000
1993 International Sport Summit
(The Beverly Hilton)
1,000,000
1994 NCAA Men's Basketball Western Regional
(Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim)
1,000,000
1994 U.S. Rowing National Convention
(Westin Bonaventure Hotel)
250,000
1994 FIFA Men's World Cup XV
(final played at the Rose Bowl)
600,000,000
1995 Baseball Winter Meetings
(Downtown Los Angeles hotels)
3,500,000
1997 Reese's Gymnastics Cup
(Anaheim Arena)
250,000
1997 Breeders' Cup
(Hollywood Park)
60,000,000
1998 Major League Soccer MLS Cup
(Rose Bowl)
5,000,000
1999 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Frozen Four
(Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim)
5,000,000
1999 FIFA Women's World Cup III
(final played at the Rose Bowl)
30,000,000
2002 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
(Staples Center)
25,000,000
2003 Gymnastics World Championships
(Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim)
30,000,000
2004 U.S. Olympic Trials - Gymnastics
(Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim)
15,000,000
2004 U.S. Olympic Trials - Swimming
(Long Beach Aquatic Centre)
15,000,000
2005 World Badminton Championships
(Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim)
15,000,000
2009 ISU World Figure Skating Championships
(Staples Center)
25,000,000
2009 World Baseball Classic
(Dodger Stadium)
10,000,000
2000 - 2009 City of Los Angeles Triathlon
(Multiple Sites)
70,000,000
Totals:   $1,182,250,000

The economic impact estimates for all events include both direct and indirect spending. Estimates for the 1993 Super Bowl were made by the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management; the estimate for the 1994 FIFA Men's World Cup was made by World Cup USA.



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