2015 economic impact numbers released

In 2014, Grand Park had an economic impact of $66.4 million. Yet the park more than doubled those numbers to an economic impact of $147.7 million for 2015.

“It’s validating to see the results of this economic analysis completed by independent research firm, Applied Economics. We always strive to continuously improve and this shows us that we’re heading in the right direction,” stated Westfield Mayor Andy Cook in a press release.

A total of 997,990 visitors frequented the park for 1.5 million visits and impressions in 2015, and the park elicited 61,970 hotel room bookings throughout central Indiana.

In addition to travel tournament and championship visits, the park also drew 1,438 local youth to participate in sports such as baseball, soccer, lacrosse and football through Westfield Youth Sports. Indiana Fire Juniors also brought 1,100 kids to play soccer at Grand Park.

Recreational fields have been added to Grand Park, and Westfield Youth Soccer Association will move the recreational soccer program to the park’s recreational fields. This will draw an additional 1,500 local youth to the fields.

Visit www.westfield.in.gov/egov/documents/1455908886_90205.pdf to view the full report.