Back of the Envelope Series on NFL Stadium Deals


With three NFL teams vying to relocate to Los Angeles, much of the press coverage has been devoid of financial analysis.  This series will use ten years worth of NFL valuation data from Forbes magazine to try and understand the financial implications for both the teams and the communities.    In the past 10 years, the following NFL teams have built new stadiums:

  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • New York Giants
  • New York Jets
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • New Orleans Saints
  • San Francisco 49ers

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NBA Kings Relocation — A Back of the Envelope Analysis

There is a lot of talk in Sacramento, and around the country in sports circles, about the desire of the Maloofs (owners of the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise) for either the local taxpayers to build them a new stadium, or moving the team to a new location. With this post, I intend to use the publicly available financial information to analyze the financial facts driving the Maloof’s agenda.   This will be a back of the envelope analysis based on publicly available information. Consequently, it is not intended to be an exact analysis, but a general idea of the numbers at work and how they impact the decision makers acts. Continue reading