Every week we recap the big stories with insight from three local journalists. The week before the college basketball tournament we have a special edition of the Friday Journalists Roundtable with three local sports reporters, who will discuss the tournament.
It takes a lot of planning and expense to put on a big event like the college basketball tournament that will be played in Glendale. We’ll talk to Dawn Rogers, executive director and CEO of the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee, about planning for the games and ancillary events.
We continue our week-long coverage of the college basketball tournament being played in Glendale. We’ll talk about the economic impact of mega events like the college basketball tournament and other past events such as the Super Bowl. Debbie Johnson, director of the Arizona Office of Tourism and director and co-chair of the Phoenix Final Four host committee and Tom Sadler, president and CEO of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, will talk about the economic impact of big sports events in Arizona.
Phoenix has been named the host site for the 2017 NCAA Basketball Final Four Tournament. Dawn Rogers, Arizona State University’s senior associate athletic director and chair of the Phoenix Selection Committee and Mark Stanton, Deputy Director of the Arizona Office of Tourism, will discuss the impact of the selection.