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(Forbes)   The stadium revenue each NFL team will lose if games are played without fans. The Bears are too damned high   (forbes.com) divider line
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2020-05-20 4:58:44 PM  
Redskins will lose $205M?  That's a lot of expired beer and peanuts.
 
2020-05-20 7:15:20 PM  
Teams aren't going to "lose" a cent. Just won't be making as much.

/ won't someone please think of these poor struggling billionaires?
 
2020-05-20 7:29:03 PM  
I would argue that the Chargers and Raiders would be much higher in their new stadiums than they were last year, which is where I assume they get these numbers from.

One of the things it leaves out is that in New England at least, there's a lot of fundraising that goes on with the concession stands. They lease them out to a lot of local organizations (my high school's music program, for example) that make bank from concession stands. No one's making that money now.
 
2020-05-20 7:37:46 PM  
It must cost a pretty penny to watch a Cowboys game in the death star.
 
2020-05-20 7:41:12 PM  
I went to Soldier Field in 1999.  It was 33 degrees, windy, and pouring rain.  To make things worse, it was against the Saints and one of the worst games I've ever seen.  It was 3 hours of punts.
 
2020-05-20 7:45:18 PM  
Yes, lets feel sorry for the people who sell a dollars worth of beer and nachos for 20 dollars and have taken full advantage of "hardcore" fans by steadily increasing the prices over the years.  One of my friends damn near goes in hock every year blowing money to fly to dallas to jerrys world.

I stopped watching the NFL right around the time that concussions became a serious thing, as I felt like a hypocrite watching games while being appalled at their reactions to the situation.  After a couple months I learned I didn't miss it.

Sports leagues are going to learn that a lot of people will realize that they save a ton of money not going to their events and won't come back.  Maybe after a couple years of that they'll make parking, concessions, and tickets more reasonable and learn to be happy making millions of dollars instead of billions.
 
2020-05-20 9:14:01 PM  
This may hurt Jerry Jones?  Is it wrong to cheer for COVID-19 now?
 
2020-05-20 9:38:37 PM  
That's really interesting. Chiefs/ Arrowhead place at #21 for most lost stadium revenue and they fill the stadium even when they suck (I should know, I've been going to games since '93). ......

Actually, now that I think about it, it kinda makes sense. Biggest tailgating crowd in the NFL. Most pregame their drinking.
 
2020-05-20 9:45:17 PM  

phedex: Yes, lets feel sorry for the people who sell a dollars worth of beer and nachos for 20 dollars and have taken full advantage of "hardcore" fans by steadily increasing the prices over the years.  One of my friends damn near goes in hock every year blowing money to fly to dallas to jerrys world.

I stopped watching the NFL right around the time that concussions became a serious thing, as I felt like a hypocrite watching games while being appalled at their reactions to the situation.  After a couple months I learned I didn't miss it.

Sports leagues are going to learn that a lot of people will realize that they save a ton of money not going to their events and won't come back.  Maybe after a couple years of that they'll make parking, concessions, and tickets more reasonable and learn to be happy making millions of dollars instead of billions.


If you haven't been to a good NFL game, you probably won't get it. The big screen at home just doesn't compare to the energy of being in a crowd. Yes, everything is way cheaper at home, but you don't need to buy the stuff in the stadium. I love booze, so I'll sneak in plastic pouches of liquor and carry in two water bottles*. All I pay for is tickets and parking.

* For the cold games, the bottles are great for another reason. Go to the bathroom before the game starts. Dump the water and refill from the warm tap water. Hydration and in the same package. KC winter can suck and I've been doing this for a while.
 
2020-05-20 9:49:57 PM  
For a team that has a lifetime waiting list for season tickets, the Packer sure have low costs for operating income.
 
2020-05-20 9:52:49 PM  
Crazy rhat the Cowboys make that much more than the rest of the teams.  But it shows you that Jerry Jones is one greedy SOB.
 
2020-05-20 9:59:32 PM  

JJRRutgers: Crazy rhat the Cowboys make that much more than the rest of the teams.  But it shows you that Jerry Jones is one greedy SOB.


Again...every deck in that stadium in sponsored. The f*cking cupholders have sponsors - different sponsors by row, all the way up at the top.

There isn't a place in that stadium that hasn't been whored out for more money.
 
2020-05-20 10:00:53 PM  
Meanwhile, the Rams are begging LA for another $500m to tide them over until the season starts.   Or they could, you know, skip town or something.
 
2020-05-20 10:01:59 PM  

baron von doodle: phedex: Yes, lets feel sorry for the people who sell a dollars worth of beer and nachos for 20 dollars and have taken full advantage of "hardcore" fans by steadily increasing the prices over the years.  One of my friends damn near goes in hock every year blowing money to fly to dallas to jerrys world.

I stopped watching the NFL right around the time that concussions became a serious thing, as I felt like a hypocrite watching games while being appalled at their reactions to the situation.  After a couple months I learned I didn't miss it.

Sports leagues are going to learn that a lot of people will realize that they save a ton of money not going to their events and won't come back.  Maybe after a couple years of that they'll make parking, concessions, and tickets more reasonable and learn to be happy making millions of dollars instead of billions.

If you haven't been to a good NFL game, you probably won't get it. The big screen at home just doesn't compare to the energy of being in a crowd. Yes, everything is way cheaper at home, but you don't need to buy the stuff in the stadium. I love booze, so I'll sneak in plastic pouches of liquor and carry in two water bottles*. All I pay for is tickets and parking.

* For the cold games, the bottles are great for another reason. Go to the bathroom before the game starts. Dump the water and refill from the warm tap water. Hydration and in the same package. KC winter can suck and I've been doing this for a while.


Frankly I'll take a good college game over NFL for the experience.

/Gator fan. A Florida-Georgia game is something to behold.
//I do something similar with my in game drinking.  Plastic flask with rum goes in, then add to coke or whatever from the concessions.  I will pay for a couple of sodas plus now Ive got a collection of souvenir cups.
 
2020-05-20 10:10:08 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: baron von doodle: phedex: Yes, lets feel sorry for the people who sell a dollars worth of beer and nachos for 20 dollars and have taken full advantage of "hardcore" fans by steadily increasing the prices over the years.  One of my friends damn near goes in hock every year blowing money to fly to dallas to jerrys world.

I stopped watching the NFL right around the time that concussions became a serious thing, as I felt like a hypocrite watching games while being appalled at their reactions to the situation.  After a couple months I learned I didn't miss it.

Sports leagues are going to learn that a lot of people will realize that they save a ton of money not going to their events and won't come back.  Maybe after a couple years of that they'll make parking, concessions, and tickets more reasonable and learn to be happy making millions of dollars instead of billions.

If you haven't been to a good NFL game, you probably won't get it. The big screen at home just doesn't compare to the energy of being in a crowd. Yes, everything is way cheaper at home, but you don't need to buy the stuff in the stadium. I love booze, so I'll sneak in plastic pouches of liquor and carry in two water bottles*. All I pay for is tickets and parking.

* For the cold games, the bottles are great for another reason. Go to the bathroom before the game starts. Dump the water and refill from the warm tap water. Hydration and in the same package. KC winter can suck and I've been doing this for a while.

Frankly I'll take a good college game over NFL for the experience.

/Gator fan. A Florida-Georgia game is something to behold.
//I do something similar with my in game drinking.  Plastic flask with rum goes in, then add to coke or whatever from the concessions.  I will pay for a couple of sodas plus now Ive got a collection of souvenir cups.


I went to KU. College football was not in that wheelhouse when I developed my taste in sports.

At KU football games, our favorite chant was, "Positive reinforcement! Positive reinforcement!".
 
2020-05-21 12:01:40 AM  

mikaloyd: It must cost a pretty penny to watch a Cowboys game in the death star.


The stadium calculations are different for the Cowboys. Jerry built that stadium / parking area and owns it himself, so those high annual returns come at a cost of a billion dollars in sunk capital costs.


Also, I think some numbers might be off. The Chiefs numbers are way down. For a very high capacity stadium (76,400 seats, average attendance 73.5k) that sells out it should certainly be bringing in more revenue than Jacksonville (67k seats, average attendance under 60k) and Charlotte (75.4k seats, average attendance of 72k). Then you add in two post-season home games in the last two seasons.
 
2020-05-21 10:09:53 AM  

madgonad: For a very high capacity stadium (76,400 seats, average attendance 73.5k) that sells out it should certainly be bringing in more revenue than Jacksonville


Jacksonville makes a lot money playing some home games in London
 
2020-05-21 2:31:28 PM  

baron von doodle: phedex: Yes, lets feel sorry for the people who sell a dollars worth of beer and nachos for 20 dollars and have taken full advantage of "hardcore" fans by steadily increasing the prices over the years.  One of my friends damn near goes in hock every year blowing money to fly to dallas to jerrys world.

I stopped watching the NFL right around the time that concussions became a serious thing, as I felt like a hypocrite watching games while being appalled at their reactions to the situation.  After a couple months I learned I didn't miss it.

Sports leagues are going to learn that a lot of people will realize that they save a ton of money not going to their events and won't come back.  Maybe after a couple years of that they'll make parking, concessions, and tickets more reasonable and learn to be happy making millions of dollars instead of billions.

If you haven't been to a good NFL game, you probably won't get it. The big screen at home just doesn't compare to the energy of being in a crowd. Yes, everything is way cheaper at home, but you don't need to buy the stuff in the stadium. I love booze, so I'll sneak in plastic pouches of liquor and carry in two water bottles*. All I pay for is tickets and parking.

* For the cold games, the bottles are great for another reason. Go to the bathroom before the game starts. Dump the water and refill from the warm tap water. Hydration and in the same package. KC winter can suck and I've been doing this for a while.



Also works with urine.
 
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