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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Flowing Well, AZ

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Flowing Well, AZ offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.


Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.


Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.


Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.


Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.


We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.


Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.


If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level


We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.


High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.


When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

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Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.


Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.


Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

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With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Flowing Well, AZ, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.


We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Flowing Well, AZ, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.


You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.


Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.




Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Flowing Well, AZ. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.



Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.



Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.



When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.


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Arizona doesn't just have to survive drought, but prepare for coming floods, SRP officials say

Data shows a 63-year cycle of high and low water inflows. Using those data, experts believe Arizona will see more water flowing within the next 10 years.PHOENIX — Editor's note: The above video aired during a previous broadcast.Recent talks surrounding water in Arizona have stressed that "not having enough" is the main issue the state is facing.Salt River Project (SRP) officials made...

Data shows a 63-year cycle of high and low water inflows. Using those data, experts believe Arizona will see more water flowing within the next 10 years.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: The above video aired during a previous broadcast.

Recent talks surrounding water in Arizona have stressed that "not having enough" is the main issue the state is facing.

Salt River Project (SRP) officials made sure to speak about how they're planning on combating the ongoing, historic megadrought at a recent conference.

But the utility company also stressed they're preparing for an issue that only seems possible in the dreams of Arizonans: floods. Having too much water may actually be a problem central Arizona faces within the next decade, according to data presented at the conference.

"[Previous data] have the longest drought lasting 35 years", said SRP scientist and meteorologist Bo Svoma. "We're in year 27, so I'll say within 10 years we'll be out of the drought."

Arizona has reportedly seen a repeated 63-year cycle of fluctuating water levels over the past two centuries. 2022 lands on the low curve of that cycle, signaling large increases in rain and snow levels will be seen in the coming years.

“After drought, comes the flood,” SRP Watershed Management Manager Charlie Ester said. “We’re expecting the wet years to get a lot wetter.”

It wasn't too long ago the Valley was essentially split in half by the flowing Salt River, one of the rivers SRP relies on.

The Tempe History Museum previously posted photos from the 1970s showing the river known for dividing Phoenix into north and south flowing through the desert.

Drought hasn't affected SRP's water storage reservoirs like it has the Colorado River, representatives said at the conference. Water levels at the company's two largest reservoirs, Bartlett Lake and Roosevelt Lake, have remained the same and, in some cases, are even higher than they have been 10 years ago.

Roosevelt Lake has seen an increase, sitting at 62% filled today compared to 44% filled a decade ago. Bartlett Lake currently sits at 51% capacity, the same level it was at in October 2012.

Part of why SRP's reservoirs haven't seen much of a change is thanks to the company pumping groundwater from two Valley water sub-basins and partly filling the reservoirs with it.

Even with the supplemental pumping, data show water levels in the sub-basins SRP is using, the East Salt River Valley Basin and the West Salt River Valley Basin, also haven't changed in the past 20 years.

Water levels are dwindling across the Southwest as the megadrought continues. Here's how Arizona and local communities are being affected.

Consumer spending continues to grow, BofA data shows

Bank of America Institute released a new publication today which shows that discretionary consumer spending per household continued to increase in October, up 2.9% year over year (YoY) but ...

Bank of America Institute released a new publication today which shows that discretionary consumer spending per household continued to increase in October, up 2.9% year over year (YoY) but down from 3.2% in September, according to Bank of America (BofA) internal data.

Middle- and higher- income households ($50–125k and >$125k, respectively) have replaced lower-income households as the main driver for growth in discretionary spending. In October, the lower-income group contributed just one-fifth of the growth in discretionary spending, compared with approximately two-fifths in October of 2021. This is likely due to lower-income groups being the most negatively impacted by surging prices.

One area that may buck the trend of slowing discretionary growth is autos. The recent lack of supply has pushed up car prices, and the average auto loan repayment by Bank of America customers jumped 7% YoY in October. But there is a silver lining: there should be a well of pent-up demand as disruptions ease.

Other highlights of the publication include:

• Bank of America total payments increased 9% year over year (YoY) in October; this figure offers a holistic view of money flow and includes credit card, debit card, ACH (automated clearing house), wires, bill pay, person-to-person, cash and checks.

• Within this, overall credit and debit card spend, which makes up over 20% of total payments, was up 8% YoY.

• Total card spending per household was up 3.1% YoY in October, down from 4.4% YoY in September, and remained lower than inflation.

• The slowing of the housing market contributed to weaker goods spending, with furniture spending down more than 10% YoY (over 20% YoY once adjusted for inflation).

• Overall, spending on services continued to look in better shape. In October, services spending, including restaurants and travel, remained well into the positive territory on a %YoY basis, though airline and lodging spending did moderate sharply.

“Our internal data illustrates that the consumer still has forward momentum, though holiday spending looks a little tepid right now,” said David Tinsley, senior economist for Bank of America Institute. “A rebound in auto supply has the potential to mean car purchases could partially offset an overall slowdown in discretionary spending.”

Where to Shop in Your 30s If You Don’t Want to Look Like Gen Z

The product recommendations in this post are recommendations by the writer and/or expert(s) interviewed and do not contain affiliate links. Meaning: If you use these links to buy something, we will not earn a commission. We love our younger Gen Z friends — and yeah, we’ll take a few style pointers from them when it feels right. For example, bless this generation for making ...

The product recommendations in this post are recommendations by the writer and/or expert(s) interviewed and do not contain affiliate links. Meaning: If you use these links to buy something, we will not earn a commission. We love our younger Gen Z friends — and yeah, we’ll take a few style pointers from them when it feels right. For example, bless this generation for making comfortable sneakers the go-to shoe whether you’re at the airport or a bar, and let’s give them some kudos for bringing back some (emphasis on *some*) ‘90s era nostalgia so we can relive our best teenage dirtbag lives once more.

That said, some of the trends we’re seeing from this generation just won’t fly for those of us thriving in our 30s. We need cool sophistication — AKA a wardrobe that’s equal parts “grown-up chic” but that doesn’t feel dated, expected, or boring. Clothing that has a little bit of an edge, but said edge has been gently polished.

Ready to infuse your closet with some unique pieces? Check out these ten places to shop that won’t make you look like Gen Z.

Madewell’s style is in the name. The retailer goes above and beyond to curate timeless essentials with quality in mind for your favorite staple pieces.

Think a killer pair of well-fitted jeans, basic tees you’ll wear over and over again, and gorgeous sweaters that never go out of style.

For a pinch of easy bohemian flare, look no further than Free People. From breezy tunics to oversized coatigans to flowing maxis, the store is brimming with pieces that you’ll feel excited to show off.

Anthropologie is a one-stop shop of home decor, curated wellness goodies, and trendy clothing.

Similar to Free People, the retailer curates quite a few boho-chic styles, but it also sells classic wardrobe staples, trendy footwear, and even some preppy clothing.

We love a company that cares about the environment, and Rothy’s totally fits the bill with its lineup of footwear made from recycled plastic.

In addition to the classic flats you can wear with literally anything, Rothy’s makes loafers, boots, and sneakers. All the shoes are machine washable, too.

Speaking of sustainability, Rent the Runway is one of the best places to shop if you care about reducing waste and looking good. Simply sign up for a membership to receive a rotation of either four or eight items per month, and you’ll have something new to wear all the time.

The membership gives you access to everything from designer gowns (perfect for formal events) to office attire, accessories, bags, and beyond.

With its sophisticated and timeless style, we’re pretty sure Banana Republic’s heritage-chic aesthetic will never, ever fall from fashion’s favor.

Plus, the brand prides itself on creating high-quality garments and accessories that you can confidently keep in your closet for years to come.

Aerosoles proves you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on shoes to enjoy style and comfort.

The retailer offers a versatile range of trendy, middle-tier priced footwear that’ll typically cost you between $50 to $200. With shoes for everyday wear, work, and an evening out, there’s literally something for every occasion.

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If you haven’t peeped apparel from Good American yet, you are seriously missing out.

The jeans are game-changing not just because they make your legs and butt look amazing, but because one size accommodates up to four different sizes so you can comfortably wear them if your weight fluctuates. The bodysuits are legit, too.

Undeniably fashion-forward, Zara does a stellar job of curating collections that follow today’s biggest runway trends.

At the same time, its clothing and accessories are super wearable, allowing you to have your real world-meets-catwalk moment whether you’re at a party, happy hour, or just running errands.

This roundup wouldn’t be complete without a little athletic wear. With so many brands to choose from it’s hard to narrow it down to just one, but our pick is Girlfriend Collective.

The retailer makes its products from recycled materials, caters to a broad range of sizes, and the clothing is addictively comfortable.

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Why it's super for Arizona: Super Bowl has long-lasting economic effects, experts say

One of the biggest attractions for hosting the Super Bowl, arguably the most iconic U.S. sporting event, is the myriad of promised economic benefits for the city and region.The benefits are not only generated by the number of visitors at hotels, restaurants, sports bars or shops, but also includes an exclusive marketing opportunity for the Valley and the state, which could have long-lasting effects such as bringing new businesses or industries to Arizona.As Arizona prepares to host the Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023, at State...

One of the biggest attractions for hosting the Super Bowl, arguably the most iconic U.S. sporting event, is the myriad of promised economic benefits for the city and region.

The benefits are not only generated by the number of visitors at hotels, restaurants, sports bars or shops, but also includes an exclusive marketing opportunity for the Valley and the state, which could have long-lasting effects such as bringing new businesses or industries to Arizona.

As Arizona prepares to host the Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale — the West Valley city's third Super Bowl — an even bigger influx of visitors is expected this time around, as well as a significant economic output for the region.

“We certainly feel the level of excitement, the energy, the commitment seems to be greater,” said Jay Parry, the president and CEO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. “We’re optimistic at this point that there will be a lot of activity come February.”

Arizona has hosted the Super Bowl multiple times because of its weather, hospitality and tourism industry and a fan-friendly stadium that was built nearly two decades ago.

The previous Super Bowl in Arizona in 2015 generated about $720 million for the state’s economy, lured more than 120,000 visitors and had more than 114 million viewers, the record for the most watched TV broadcast in the nation, according to an Arizona State University study and NBC.

Arizona officials say next year’s game could produce as much or more impact than 2015, and economic experts say the state should expect to see $450 million to $600 million in gross output, which does not include dollars spent by local residents or businesses. The Pro Bowl is also not being held in Arizona in 2023 like it was in 2015 alongside the Super Bowl.

The economic impact numbers are estimates based on Super Bowls held between 2016 and 2020, which each saw around 100,000 visitors and were held pre-Covid-19 pandemic, said Anthony Evans, a staff director and senior researcher at ASU. The boost in visitors could also bring record numbers for the airports and light rail, while average hotel room rates before Covid-19 saw a 200 to 300% increase, he added.

"The visitors stay on average around four nights, media can be up to five nights, and you get increased state and local tax revenue of around $30, $35 million per [Super Bowl]," said Evans, who helped produce the ASU economic impact study for the 2015 Super Bowl and will help conduct a study after next year's game.

The Super Bowl host committee said that from 2014 to 2015, hotel occupancy increased from 61% to 93% in 2015 during the same time, while the average rates of hotel rooms had increased from $117 to $325. In addition, the number of cars rented increased from 4,000 in 2014 to 12,100 in 2015 in Arizona.

How much the region benefits from hosting the game varies depending on the appeal of the host city, who the participating teams are and the types of events, Evans said. The Valley hosted about 200 events for the Super Bowl in 2015. About 1 million people visited Verizon Super Bowl Central in downtown Phoenix and 500,000 went to events in Scottsdale.

Leading up to next year, the Valley has already announced a number of regional events, while pop icon Rihanna is set to headline the Super Bow LVII Halftime Show. The annual WM Phoenix Open golf tournament is being hosted in Scottsdale the same week.

"About three weeks later then we'll end up with the Cactus League [MLB spring training] again," Evans said. "The money will continue to roll in, and sports is a major economic driver for the Valley because of such a great climate."

The influx of direct spending during the week of the Super Bowl is significant, but one of the long-lasting benefits that Arizona looks forward to are investments from new and existing businesses and development, officials say.

In 2015, the Arizona Commerce Authority hosted about 60 companies for the Super Bowl, which it said resulted in about 20 projects in Arizona and five companies that are currently considering making new investments in the state. It hopes to exceed this number next year.

This has also contributed or led to more developers investing in areas such as downtown Phoenix or even defunct Valley malls, said Christine Mackay, the city's economic development director.

"Before the Super Bowl last time, we really struggled to gain the interest of residential developers for downtown Phoenix, they were kind of like, 'Gosh, nobody wants to live in downtown Phoenix,'" she said.

But after the Super Bowl, when everyone saw downtown Phoenix lit up with concerts, lighting, events and programming on TV, Mackay said the development community started to look at the city's downtown area differently. The city's prospect activity also picked up for businesses looking to expand or relocate to Phoenix, she added.

"It's not just downtown Phoenix, it showcased all of Phoenix. Our industrial parks were shown, our skylines were shown, our hiking paths were shown. It really gave Phoenix the chance to truly shine on the national stage," Mackay said.

Devney Preuss, president and CEO of Downtown PHX, said that next year, they also want to use the Super Bowl Central to market and showcase downtown Phoenix as a "forward thinking, technologically-savvy, innovative hub of activity." Preuss said many local business also had record business days for a week in a row and hopes they will see the same results next year.

The estimated benefits for hosting a Super Bowl can far outweigh any financial losses, but it will still cost residents and visitors to support an event of this caliber, especially in the cities holding a majority of the events.

Many cities and state agencies have been working behind the scenes for years to upgrade the Valley's transportation systems such as the light rail, construction in key areas like downtown Phoenix and the stadium itself. Some cities are also anticipating millions in costs for municipal services to support game operations and events.

Glendale, for example, said its budget for the Super Bowl is $3 million for operation expenses, while the city of Phoenix also said it expects to have more than $3 million in primarily public safety costs. Phoenix also collects fees from tourism businesses that are put toward a fund for Super Bowl costs.

The Super Bowl Committee, which is working with more than 30 Arizona partners, is also in the process of fundraising up to $50 million to help with costs like marketing.

“We anticipate more than 5,000 media members coming from around the world to the Super Bowl, so we want to make sure that we are hosting them, getting them the information they need, so again they are telling the fantastic story of our state,” said Parry.

The city of Glendale said it committed to a $1 million Super Bowl Committee sponsorship package to help pay for costs associated with attracting Super Bowls to the region.

“We do this because, at the end of the day, we know there is a tremendous benefit to the region,” Kevin Phelps, Glendale's city manager, said. “The stronger the region is, the stronger the city of Glendale is going to be."

The committee said it also focuses on leaving lasting effects through programs such as the Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program, in which more than $2 million is donated to Arizona nonprofits, and a business connect program, which connects small businesses owned by minorities, women, LGBTQ people and veterans with workshops, networking and contract opportunities.

Some experts say economic forecasts for the Super Bowl are often overinflated, especially for cities that take on large amounts of debt to build or renovate new stadiums in order to attract the Super Bowl.

Although Arizona’s 63,000-seat football stadium was constructed in 2006, the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority said the total outstanding bond debt for State Farm Stadium is $178.9 million, including $12 million for capital improvements. AZSTA owns and operates the stadium.

“Since the inception of AZSTA, we have refinanced bonds multiple times, taking advantage of more favorable market conditions to achieve cash flow savings on debt service — and those savings are then available to be reinvested in the building,” a spokesperson said in an email.

Since 2015, the authority said that the stadium has also undergone approximately $150 million in renovations funded by the Cardinals and AZSTA. Although these renovations were not specifically made for the Super Bowl, the event will benefit from them, AZSTA said.

“These improvements were to maintain a building that hosts 110 events annually and to ensure that the building remains competitive in the evolving mega events industry,” the authority said.

Bloomberg reported in February that AZSTA is also planning to sell $146.3 million in municipal bonds next year. The proceeds are expected to go to refinancing outstanding debt and to improve heating, ventilation and air conditioning and for new furniture, carpets and flooring at State Farm Stadium.

By the numbers:

$720 million

The economic impact of the 2015 Super Bowl, Pro Bowl and related events on Arizona


The number of visitors to Arizona for Super Bowl weekend in 2015

114 million

The number of viewers who tuned at to watch the Super Bowl in 2015

Source: ASU; NBC Sports Group

Phoenix Suns’ offense stifled by Philadelphia 76ers’ defense in loss

The Phoenix Suns’ immediate challenge without Cam Johnson (meniscus tear) is on offense, and even before Chris Paul (right heel soreness) exited the game at halftime, it was put to the test a whole lot in a 100-88 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.The 88 points for the Suns is the least they’ve scored in the regular season since April 2021, dating back two seasons. Their 19 assists was a mark Phoenix failed to eclipse just three times last year and a 6-of-19 mark from 3-point range would have tied the season low las...

The Phoenix Suns’ immediate challenge without Cam Johnson (meniscus tear) is on offense, and even before Chris Paul (right heel soreness) exited the game at halftime, it was put to the test a whole lot in a 100-88 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.

The 88 points for the Suns is the least they’ve scored in the regular season since April 2021, dating back two seasons. Their 19 assists was a mark Phoenix failed to eclipse just three times last year and a 6-of-19 mark from 3-point range would have tied the season low last year of six triples. All three of those statistics were season lows for this year.

Phoenix’s offense looked uncomfortable the majority of the night, and most of that had to do with the effort from Philadelphia’s defense to create that feeling.

The 76ers were selling out on dribble penetration often and hedging extra defenders to muck up the Suns’ real estate in the midrange areas where a lot of their off-ball motion lives to really kick off a possession. Phoenix wasn’t generating 3s, free throws or shots at the rim to counter this.

Devin Booker was trying his best as the only guy on the team attempting to put the opposing defense on its back feet consistently but he was getting bottled up.

— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) November 8, 2022

More importantly, the Suns (7-3) didn’t generate enough consecutive stops on the other end. Nights like Monday are why it is long documented with them how much the transition of good defense to good offense can help restore their flow.

There was none of that in a first half the Suns trailed by as many as 19 during.

Without Paul in the second half, it’s like we were transported back to five years ago, watching Booker single-handedly bring the Suns back into a game in the third quarter.

Booker scored 14 of his 28 points and took four separate trips to the foul line, asserting his will on dribble drives in an effort that really bogged the game down in the Suns’ favor. Phoenix’s defense started to click some things together and held the 76ers (5-6) to a combined 42 points in the middle quarters.

That had the Suns within five, and despite Booker playing the entire second half, they didn’t have the mental stamina to play at a high level for long enough stretches to win the game.

Their defense in the fourth quarter regressed, continuing to leave Philadelphia shooter Georges Niang open and letting him burn them en route to seven 3-pointers for all 21 of his points.

On the other end, Booker needed someone else to help him and no one else was capable.

Center Deandre Ayton spent his time off the floor during the second half in the locker room after it looked like he tweaked his left ankle. He returned but missed a few bunnies around the rim and ended up at 14 points and seven rebounds in 31 minutes.

Wing Mikal Bridges was largely invisible in his offensive role, something that just can’t happen while Johnson recovers and when Paul is either ineffective or injured. Bridges wound up getting to 15 points after scoring six of them in the last three minutes when the game was out of reach.

Booker managed an, considering how much he had to carry the offense, efficient 8-of-16 from the field with an 11-for-14 rate at the foul line. He dished out five assists with six turnovers. Booker played the entire second half and 43 total minutes while Bridges topped him with 44 minutes. It does not look like extreme minute totals are off the menu this regular season for either of them.

Landry Shamet was scoreless in 11 minutes while Cam Payne added 14 points off the bench and Damion Lee provided 11, plus five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Lee has a case as the Suns’ best reserve through 10 games.

The 76ers were without James Harden (foot) and got a game-high 33 points from a returning Joel Embiid, who was a perfect 16-for-16 on free throws.

The Paul injury appeared to occur when Paul was navigating around a screen midway through the second quarter.

This was Chris Paul trying to navigate around a screen shortly before checking out of the game in the mid-second quarter. Was hobbling a bit off that right foot and wasn’t on the bench after coming out.

— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) November 8, 2022

After the game, Paul told AZCentral’s Duane Rankin that he could have played through the injury and confirmed it was about being cautious. Paul said he’s not that worried about it. Monday was Game 1 of a four-game road trip that has Phoenix playing on Wednesday, Friday and then a week from Monday.

Paul missing any games would be a tall task for the Suns to face in the regular season, when it’s time to start having the mindset of how injuries could affect the team’s positioning in the standings. Yes, Payne has been good to start the year, but there is no depth behind him in the rotation.

Second-year guard and two-way contract signing Duane Washington Jr. had some impressive moments in the preseason but he admitted this year is the start of him learning the point guard position. If Paul needs time, Shamet will likely command more of an on-ball role and that means more minutes for Lee — he played 26 Monday night — and a rotation spot for Josh Okogie.




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