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Monday, April 3, 2017

Stanton talks Phoenix hosting mega events and more in full interview

PHOENIX – Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton reflects on the city’s three-year streak for hosting mega sporting events like the 2015 Super Bowl, the 2016 College Football Championship and this year’s Final Four in an interview with Cronkite New’s Jake Garcia.

Stanton says he expects Phoenix to not only continue hosting major sporting events but also to host other large conventions like the Republican or Democratic national conventions, because the city has proved it can handle the security, preparation and entertainment that come with these events.

“There is no better prepared, hungrier city to host these events,” Stanton said. “There is no doubt in my mind that our community will be the host for either the Democratic political convention or the Republican political convention over the next few years. We’ve shown that we can host massive crowds and we can do logistics and we can do safety as well, if not better, than anyone.”

(Video by Jake Garcia/Cronkite News)