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.

66 responses to “Packers’ books show NFL teams split $7.8 billion in national revenue

  1. 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. 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

  3. What does that break down to per share of Packer stock? Oh wait.
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    Stadium renovations are worth something.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  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 ??

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    Yea, then they would increase tickets by 5%.

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

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. pkrlvr says:
    Jul 12, 2017 5:43 PM
    What does that break down to per share of Packer stock? Oh wait.
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    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.

  13. tjacks7 says:
    Jul 12, 2017 4:52 PM
    What does that break down to per share of Packer stock? Oh wait.
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    Another troll that should be thankful stupid isn’t painful.

  14. 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 ??
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    NO!!!

    Roger G.

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

  16. 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…

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

    Good time to revoke that non profit status imo

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    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.

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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

  21. 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!?

  22. 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.

  23. 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!?
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    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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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!?
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    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.

  26. “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.

  27. 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!?
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    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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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

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    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…

  30. 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

  31. 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.

  32. $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.

  33. 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

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    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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

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    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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