"Zeus" wrote:
"Del" wrote:
Which was probably not a whole hell of a lot in terms of revenue. NFL teams cost money to operate. You have to balance what they take in with what they spend. I guarantee no NFL team would survive on a fraction of the NFL sponsorship revenue.

Most of the actual profit most likely comes from in stadium revenue, I would wager on that.
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/30/06nfl_Minnesota-Vikings_309201.html

The latest figures put 71% of the Vikings value of $720million based solely on being an NFL team and the shared revenues (read:
TV money and licensing fees) which being an NFL team brings in.

Ticket revenues for 2006 (selling out 10 games at an average ticket price of $68) were only $39 million, which is only 23% of the total revenue for the year.

My point is - the Vikings get the vast majority of their money from outside of any local revenues.
And they will continue to get that, whether or not people go to the games.

=Z=
Value does not equal income. Value includes all money invested.