Newsmaker Sunday hosts Cardinal's President Michael Bidwill

It's been almost a week since Super Bowl 49, and some are questioning the economic impact of the big game. 

ESPN is reporting the game resulted in no significant consumer spending during Super Bowl week.

FOX 10 spoke with Cardinal's President Michael Bidwill, who says that the game was a big hit economically, and he believes the game gave the state a rare opportunity to court major companies.

"I really think we can diversify our economy, and use these major sporting events to not only sell our image, but to also land great new jobs in Arizona," said Michael Bidwill.

And what about the rift with the City of Glendale, and Mayor Jerry Weiers who claims his city will lose money on the game? 

"I think Glendale has some fuzzy math, I think they did very well... I believe they made money on this Super Bowl," he said.

Bidwill says Glendale could host more events at a future Super Bowl, but only if they are a supportive partner.

"I think the games are going to be hosted at the stadium, other events are going to be happening; many will happen at communities that support them. If Glendale City Hall gets on board with these future events, and enthusiastically support them, then I think you're going to see things other than muddy concerts outside in Glendale," said Bidwill.

You can catch more of FOX 10's interview with Bidwill on Newsmaker Sunday which airs Sunday mornings at 5:30.
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