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Packers’ books show NFL teams split $7.8 billion in national revenue

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The NFL’s 32 teams split $7.8 billion in shared national revenue last season, or $244 million per team, as revealed when the Packers released financial information today.

Most of that money comes from the league’s TV deals with NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN and DirecTV, although the figure also includes licensing and merchandise revenues. Last year’s revenue was a 10 percent increase from the previous season.

Packers President Mark Murphy, whose team is publicly owned and therefore required to open its books, said the latest revenue figures show the league is in good financial shape.

“We’re very fortunate that we’ve seen the kind of growth that we have, and I feel very confident that we’ll continue to see it, at least through the rest of this collective bargaining agreement,” Murphy said.

The $7.8 billion figure does not include local revenues, which are worth another $6 billion or so.

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  1. weepingjebus says: Jul 12, 2017 4:51 PM

    Would have been over $10 billion if you had a Commissioner who didn’t stuff his foot in his mouth at every opportunity and who isn’t booed by fans on national television from the Draft all the way through to and including the Super Bowl.

    Oh well.

  2. tjacks7 says: Jul 12, 2017 4:52 PM

    What does that break down to per share of Packer stock? Oh wait.

  3. packfntk says: Jul 12, 2017 4:53 PM

    The NFL train keeps chugging along! CHOO CHOO!

  4. eljefedelmundo says: Jul 12, 2017 4:54 PM

    Thank you Packers- without you it would all be secret

  5. silverandblack052099 says: Jul 12, 2017 4:54 PM

    What’s up now Mark Cuban?

  6. skoobyfl says: Jul 12, 2017 5:01 PM

    Can we as fans get a free hotdogs at the home opener on the NFL’s dime ??

  7. 12brichandfamous says: Jul 12, 2017 5:01 PM

    Publicly funded stadiums are no longer needed with that much revenue. The salary cap is $ 155 M. $90 M profit at a min EBIDTA.

  8. Susan Imbriale says: Jul 12, 2017 5:02 PM

    WOW , that is a lot of money.
    Just think of all of the greedy owners out there pocketing some of that not used to pay salaries

  9. SidFarkus says: Jul 12, 2017 5:05 PM

    How can they survive on so little?? Times are getting tough

  10. unnamedsources says: Jul 12, 2017 5:08 PM

    but they cant afford goal line cameras….

  11. archermaggot says: Jul 12, 2017 5:10 PM

    What does that break down to per share of Packer stock? Oh wait.
    ________________________

    Stadium renovations are worth something.

  12. wannabear says: Jul 12, 2017 5:17 PM

    Big money for Big people. I ain’t mad at all.

  13. bhuettl says: Jul 12, 2017 5:20 PM

    True Packers fans would want to reinvest the income/capital gains back into the team to improve infrastructure and accoutrements (if they had the opportunity). The purchase of Packers stock has never been a for profit investment. As far as your teams balance sheet, I can also tell you where your profits went…one place Zippy Woof. I hear he is saving up to move the team to a real market such as St. Louis, San Diego, Oakland or Fargo.

  14. gotitan says: Jul 12, 2017 5:20 PM

    And we hear the stock options are worthless. This information doesn’t come from any other team, making it priceless.

  15. mzew233 says: Jul 12, 2017 5:23 PM

    Once Brady retires the NFL is NO LONGER a viable Product.

    Think about that for a minute. DId anyone watch the NBA from 1998-2004 when MJ retired?

    Who won the championships those years?
    You lose.

  16. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 12, 2017 5:23 PM

    The scumbag owners can afford their own billion dollar palaces.

  17. nygiantsfan1234 says: Jul 12, 2017 5:25 PM

    Another 6 billion = 187.5 mil per team. That equals 431.5 mil per team. What the hell are local revenues??

  18. antkowiak666 says: Jul 12, 2017 5:26 PM

    Not bad for a Nonprofit Organization.

  19. jimmyjohns01 says: Jul 12, 2017 5:32 PM

    skoobyfl says:
    Jul 12, 2017 5:01 PM
    Can we as fans get a free hotdogs at the home opener on the NFL’s dime ??

    —————————————-

    Yea, then they would increase tickets by 5%.

  20. puntonfirstdown says: Jul 12, 2017 5:32 PM

    By NFL decree and approval from all owners, the revenue from Packers stock sales can only be used for stadium renovations.

  21. whatjusthapped says: Jul 12, 2017 5:40 PM

    That’s a lot of money, especially for owners like the Wilf’s who don’t have to fork out a dime for a trophy cabinet.

    The Packers don’t allow much publicity on their own facility but the players have access to a state of the art training facility, weight room, medical facility and a gourmet dining facility where they can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. So that’s how the Packers are plowing back the profits, can’t speak for the other 31 teams but the Vikings should consider investing in a FG kicker that can convert from 27 yards out.

  22. Eli Pacheco says: Jul 12, 2017 5:43 PM

    the Jaguars got the same amount? Poor #merica.

  23. pkrlvr says: Jul 12, 2017 5:43 PM

    What does that break down to per share of Packer stock? Oh wait.
    ——–
    It’s sad that there are people out there that just aren’t smart enough to understand how it works. Maybe this will help. You know how they built the new stadium in MN then raised taxes to force the citizens to pay for it? It’s the exact opposite of that.

  24. officialgame says: Jul 12, 2017 5:44 PM

    Why in God’s name do starving city’s have to feed these money grubbing pig owners? It should be illegal for States and city’s to fund new stadiums with taxpayer money. It will probably stop the city hopping as well.

  25. raiderston says: Jul 12, 2017 5:46 PM

    Mother of Football God!! so win or loose every team get $233M??? Who’s wants to invest with me in a new football team?? hehe

  26. tylawspick6 says: Jul 12, 2017 5:48 PM

    slow death to goodell

  27. bostonceltics says: Jul 12, 2017 5:53 PM

    there has never been a publicly financed stadium and never will be in the most liberal of the 50 states .
    Public money was spent on roads and the North Station train facility .No bail outs for the super wealthy.

  28. bert1913 says: Jul 12, 2017 5:55 PM

    no wonder owners blackmail tax payers into paying for their stadiums

  29. pkrh8tr says: Jul 12, 2017 6:00 PM

    pkrlvr says:
    Jul 12, 2017 5:43 PM
    What does that break down to per share of Packer stock? Oh wait.
    ——–
    You know how they built the new stadium then raised taxes to force the citizens to pay for it? It’s the exact opposite of that.

    Brown county stadium tax. Look it up.

  30. stellarperformance says: Jul 12, 2017 6:05 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    Jul 12, 2017 4:52 PM
    What does that break down to per share of Packer stock? Oh wait.
    /////////////////////////////

    Another troll that should be thankful stupid isn’t painful.

  31. 400marios says: Jul 12, 2017 6:10 PM

    That’s a lot of money for Ted Thompson to not spend.

  32. vegaskid21 says: Jul 12, 2017 6:30 PM

    skoobyfl says:
    Jul 12, 2017 5:01 PM
    Can we as fans get a free hotdogs at the home opener on the NFL’s dime ??
    ———————————————————————————–
    NO!!!

    Roger G.

  33. dj12gauge says: Jul 12, 2017 6:32 PM

    Remember folks, they need you to pay for their stadiums

  34. stellarperformance says: Jul 12, 2017 6:52 PM

    pkrh8tr says:
    Jul 12, 2017 6:00 PM
    Brown county stadium tax. Look it up.
    ///////////////////////////////////

    Yeah. Look it up. Nobody is denying it existed…..as in past tense.

    PAID IN FULL!! Why? Because of the burden Packer fans….Packer fans themselves, not the local citizenry, but the fans actually supporting the Packers directly…….. took on voluntarily! Unheard of! Exemplary! Role models! The best!

    I think that’s the point that is being made. Try to keep up. Packer FANS rescued the normal local taxpayers. Viking fans, and everyone else that lives in Minnesota, will be paying the Wilfs for the privilege of fleecing the taxpayers.

    Are you still with us? Do you get it yet?

  35. The Truth says: Jul 12, 2017 6:52 PM

    That’s not even enough to pay off hernandez’s murder victims families

  36. snikerbotloot says: Jul 12, 2017 6:57 PM

    Good time to revoke that non profit status imo

  37. jake6879 says: Jul 12, 2017 7:10 PM

    I find it interesting that so many “fans” on here had no idea that the teams get to split the TV revenues etc. I ain’t no Wayne Buffet but I did lern me sum basic bidness along the way…

  38. jake6879 says: Jul 12, 2017 7:17 PM

    snikerbotloot says:
    Jul 12, 2017 6:57 PM

    Good time to revoke that non profit status imo

    —————–

    The teams aren’t non profit. The league is. The league is allowed to be non profit because they exist solely as an organizing body for its 32 member teams. Otherwise, the teams would be double taxed as they would get hit when the league saw the revenue and then again when the teams received their revenues from the league.

  39. bridgeh2o says: Jul 12, 2017 7:22 PM

    Extra cash to pay for the non-stock packer stock!!!!

    Charmin>packer “stock”

  40. granadafan says: Jul 12, 2017 7:35 PM

    mzew233 says:
    Once Brady retires the NFL is NO LONGER a viable Product.

    Once again, Patriots fans prove they are the most deluded and obnoxious fans in all of sports.

  41. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Jul 12, 2017 8:07 PM

    Yeah, I’ll bet about $2 billion of that local revenue comes from the Green Bay area alone. At least. Right?

  42. cjpackfan says: Jul 12, 2017 8:34 PM

    Jake6879….wayne buffet?…the guy who works the fryer in your hometown McDonalds? yes, you learnt yourself some bidness there you , HS dropout ! Warren Buffet the Oracle of Omaha is far too advanced for you….Packer owner since 1949

  43. cheeseisfattening says: Jul 12, 2017 8:46 PM

    47% of Brown County residents voted “NO” to a sales tax to pay for Lambeau field renovations yet they had to pay that tax for 15 years and this is somehow being rescued in the minds of Packer fans? Packer fans somehow think they are better than every other fan bases where taxes were/are in place to help pay for a stadium where every place else the owners are fleecing the taxpayers.

    ,what other fan base on here goes around consistently patting themselves on the back calling themselves the best!?

  44. milkcan44 says: Jul 12, 2017 8:51 PM

    That distribution won’t stop Ziggy from soaking the gullible Ragnars to pay off his fraud judgments, or for getting the state to pay for his team’s new crib.

  45. pancaketaco says: Jul 12, 2017 9:05 PM

    NFL set aside 1 billion per year for a stadium fund, when a team wants/demands a new stadium The NFL comes in designs, builds and owns it.

  46. franktuttle says: Jul 12, 2017 9:11 PM

    Cjpackfan, I think you’ve been had by jake6879. Pretty sure he was clowning with the whole Wayne Buffet riff.

  47. stellarperformance says: Jul 12, 2017 9:26 PM

    cheeseisfattening says:
    Jul 12, 2017 8:46 PM
    ……what other fan base on here goes around consistently patting themselves on the back calling themselves the best!?
    ///////////////

    That’s easy. Viking fans. Consistently winning the off-season championship. Think I’m lying? Check out the Twin Cities Pioneer Press columnist Tom Powers on July 7th. He calls it as he sees it and he’s right.

  48. pkrh8tr says: Jul 12, 2017 9:33 PM

    I wish my comments would post cuz I had some good ones. But none as good as CIF. As always putting Stella in her place. Nice job CIF.

  49. truthbetold109 says: Jul 12, 2017 9:40 PM

    cheeseisfattening says:
    Jul 12, 2017 8:46 PM
    47% of Brown County residents voted “NO” to a sales tax to pay for Lambeau field renovations yet they had to pay that tax for 15 years and this is somehow being rescued in the minds of Packer fans? Packer fans somehow think they are better than every other fan bases where taxes were/are in place to help pay for a stadium where every place else the owners are fleecing the taxpayers.

    ,what other fan base on here goes around consistently patting themselves on the back calling themselves the best!?
    ________________

    So the public voted it in by ballot and it wasn’t rammed down their throats like in Minnesota? Yeah, that’s what you are trying to spin out of admitting.

    Vikings fans, the only fan base so jaded that they have to consistently try and bash their more successful adversary to the east. Your bitterness isn’t healthy.

  50. dallashomer says: Jul 12, 2017 10:25 PM

    So…people hate Cowboys fans, but, you know, Packers, Steelers and Patriots fans are somehow better?

    Just askin’.

  51. roastbeefsandwich says: Jul 12, 2017 10:47 PM

    “Yeah, I’ll bet about $2 billion of that local revenue comes from the Green Bay area alone. At least. Right?”

    No, I’m sure its from that oh so compelling Viking football we witnessed last season.

  52. psljax says: Jul 12, 2017 10:52 PM

    I am really worried once the next collective bargaining agreement. We’ll see who is greedier….players or owners

  53. beerbratscheese says: Jul 12, 2017 11:19 PM

    cheeseisfattening says:
    Jul 12, 2017 8:46 PM

    ,what other fan base on here goes around consistently patting themselves on the back calling themselves the best!?
    ——————–

    I can think of two of them. One is the New England Patriots’ fans and the other is the Minnesota Vikings’ fans. One of these fan bases actually has a legitimate argument for this.

  54. chipper41 says: Jul 12, 2017 11:23 PM

    Embarrassing release of data for a league that just allowed the rams to return to la (questionable unless you live in St. Louis market then criminal). the chargers to move to la after almost 60 years in San Diego (no question the league is throwing up in their mouth over this move). Poor cash strapped dean. And the raiders to move to freaking Las Vegas. Good luck young raider draft picks. Deal with sin city and all it offers. And never mind it’s really not a tv market at all. Just the Capitol city for the real foundation of the Nfl. Gambling.

  55. jake6879 says: Jul 12, 2017 11:31 PM

    cjpackfan says:
    Jul 12, 2017 8:34 PM

    Jake6879….wayne buffet?…the guy who works the fryer in your hometown McDonalds? yes, you learnt yourself some bidness there you , HS dropout ! Warren Buffet the Oracle of Omaha is far too advanced for you….Packer owner since 1949

    _______________________________________

    No no no.. Skip “two toes” runs the fryers at the Micky D’s.. Wayne buffet is dat guy who gave his money to the Windows guy.. good guy though.. owns a furniture store in Nebraksa I think…

  56. dj5501 says: Jul 13, 2017 12:53 AM

    Even tho at times the tax can be a bit much for stadiums what some fail to think about is how much revenue those stadiums put back into the communities they live in. Between sports and concerts etc. Easily out weighs the tax burden that’s why cities fight for the rights to build them. Now the socialist we elect to lead our state’s and how they choose to disburse that revenue is another conversation all together lol

  57. charliecharger says: Jul 13, 2017 7:26 AM

    At only $35 million per year, you have to admit, Roger Goodell is the most under-paid man in America. Those of you who don’t like the commissioner, get used to him quickly. He ain’t going nowhere. For those who say he’s hurting the league, you look foolish. For those who say Colin Kaepernick is hurting the league, think again. The NFL is like America. Strong. Powerful. Resilient. Find something else to hate. There are plenty of other options.

  58. chieftaindawg says: Jul 13, 2017 7:46 AM

    $244 is not much to these guys…each team easily has to be worth at least $750 mill…just saw the Pats are worth $3.4 Billion, so thats only 13.94%.
    A drop in the bucket.
    Wish I had that problem.

  59. RegisHawk says: Jul 13, 2017 8:39 AM

    jake6879 says:
    Jul 12, 2017 7:17 PM
    snikerbotloot says:
    Jul 12, 2017 6:57 PM

    Good time to revoke that non profit status imo

    —————–

    The teams aren’t non profit. The league is. The league is allowed to be non profit because they exist solely as an organizing body for its 32 member teams. Otherwise, the teams would be double taxed as they would get hit when the league saw the revenue and then again when the teams received their revenues from the league.

    IIRC, the League offices gave up their 501-C status a couple years back, so they’re not even considered tax exempt (which is why you don’t see stories about how much Goodell makes any more).

    It is pitifully funny how idiots interpret that to mean that the most successful major sports league is tax exempt. Our educational system is in serious need of an overhaul if it can only produce proles like these.

  60. bigpete07 says: Jul 13, 2017 8:45 AM

    Wow. The $244 million per team is just the TV money!

  61. torethatbridgeout says: Jul 13, 2017 9:37 AM

    Wow. I gotta get me one of these NFL teams.

  62. aypeeswhippingstick says: Jul 13, 2017 10:38 AM

    I bet Zygi didn’t even use any lube to get that state financing through the Minnesota legislature for his football palace, “The People’s Stadium”, LOL! That pain will be nothing compared to what awaits Minnescrotans when the Pack wins championship number 14 in that dump next February.

  63. cunningben says: Jul 13, 2017 10:58 AM

    At the end of the day who cares. They are a business. They make money. The more they make, the better product you and I will probably continue to get (free for the most part if we want to just watch network TV). Good for them. The owners make money. The players make money. We get to watch football. This is a non-story.

  64. cafetero1075 says: Jul 13, 2017 11:12 AM

    Salary cap needs to be higher. Players need to strike. Greedy owners probably won’t cave in.

  65. cheeseisfattening says: Jul 13, 2017 12:54 PM

    Yeah but how much did the Packers make from reselling already purchased fake stock certificates as photocopies?

    I myself make enough for my game tickets each year by selling cheeseheads photocopies of their stock certificates on eBay.

  66. jake6879 says: Jul 13, 2017 7:04 PM

    cafetero1075 says:
    Jul 13, 2017 11:12 AM
    Salary cap needs to be higher. Players need to strike. Greedy owners probably won’t cave in.

    —————————————————–

    These are businesses. Sure they bring in tons of revenue but they also have tons of expenses. The players are only a portion of it. They are making a profit for sure but that’s what a business does. You’re welcome to own a business and give all the profits away but that doesn’t mean they need to do it.

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