AZ Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks are a professional baseball franchise based in Phoenix, Arizona. The club competes in Major League Baseball as a member of the National League West division.

In 2016, Seidman was commissioned to undertake two studies for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The first study estimated the economic and fiscal impact of the Arizona Diamondbacks on taxpayers and residents in Maricopa County and the State of Arizona, 1996 through 2015. The sources of impact evaluated included the construction of Chase Field, the annual participation of the Diamondbacks in the Arizona Cactus League, and the Diamondbacks’ regular and postseason Major League Baseball operations.

The second study explored options for the development of a sustainable infrastructure-funding model for a Major League Baseball stadium in Maricopa County.