A record year for the Cactus League
(KFYI News) The Cactus League has set another record.
More than 1.7 million fans over the span of 37 days went to watch the pre-season ballgames held around the state.
The 20,000 fan increase over last year's attendance brought a significant amount of money into the local economy. Studies indicated spring training last year was responsible for an economic impact of more than $600 million.
The Cactus League says it's expecting more fans next season due to the opening of the new Chicago Cubs spring training complex in Mesa.