No matter the World Series outcome, Arizona's economy will win big

Posted at 5:59 PM, Oct 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-26 01:54:41-04

The World Series might be 2,000 miles away, but come spring time, both teams will be in our backyards.

"My father, passed away two years ago, he was 94 years old, and never saw a World Series winner,” said Joel Langer a life-long Cubs fan.

Joel Langer and his family are ready for Chicago to take it all, after an historic 108 year drought. 

"I think it's going to be amazing, number one for local economy, I know the Cubs were thinking about moving a couple of years ago before they built this park,” said Oliver

Mesa’s Sloan Park, spring training home to the Cubs, is poised to cash in on a potential World Series win, taking a slice of the estimated $533 million dollar economic boom that Cactus League spring training provides.

"That means a lot to the local economy, it's huge. That means people spending on hotels, car rentals, shopping, eating, everything, in our area,” Debbie DiVeney, marketing and business operations for Goodyear Ballpark.

Goodyear Ballpark, home to the Cleveland Indians, rakes in over $50 million bucks in spring training economic impact.

Already, the phone is ringing non-stop for World Series gear and season tickets for spring training 2017.