According to a press release sent to Current, a recent economic development analysis found that Grand Park Sports Complex in Westfield is responsible for $92 million in new development already built or under construction, and $491 million of developments already approved or currently in the planning process.
New developments focus on the hospitality industry, such as the 153-room Cambria Hotel and Suites to the south of Grand Park on 186thh Street. Other new developments focus on food, and Noble Romans Craft Pizza & Pub chose Westfield as its first location because of Grand Park’s proximity.
“When choosing a location for our very first Noble Roman’s Craft Pizza & Pub, we wanted a premier site, and Westfield was tops on our list,” stated Scott Mobley, president and CEO of Noble Roman’s. “Grand Park made this an easy decision. We knew they would be drawing great crowds that were a perfect fit for what we have to offer.”
Westfield’s third economic development study was recently completed by independent-firm Applied Economics, and it found there were 1.9 million visits to Grand Park last year with an economic impact of $244 million.
The study found Grand Park Sports Complex was responsible for 60,103 hotel room nights that generated $145 million in visitor spending. Visitors contributed $9.3 million in state sales tax revenues.
“The purpose of Grand Park Sports Campus is to establish youth sports as the industry in Westfield and stimulate private development in the city,” Westfield Mayor Andy Cook stated. “It’s exciting to see the numbers demonstrate that the park is fulfilling these intended goals.”
To view the full economic impact study, visit westfield.in.gov/egov/documents/1492020261_54736.pdf.