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How NFL Teams Make Money

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The National Football League has been a staple in American sports for nearly a century. Today, it is one of the most profitable sports for team owners with most NFL teams valued at over $2 billion. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: https://cnb.cx/LinkedInCNBC Follow CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC (FULL VIDEO TITLE) | CNBC
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Lil Meow (17 hours ago)
Green Bay is non profit huh
nelsondevillegas1985 (1 day ago)
Best $100 I ever spent
Dave Richards (2 days ago)
TRUMP 2020
Eduardo Nava (4 days ago)
So most of the expenses are player salaries?? The NCAA is robbing people.
MICHAEL DAVIS (6 days ago)
Easy, by over inflating ticket and food prices.
AS J (8 days ago)
It's been proven through independent and peer reviewed research that NFL teams don't make money nor benefit the states/locales they are located in. They just cost money. GOOGLE PEOPLE!
josh jeangilles (11 days ago)
Nba next
Plipo Gamez (13 days ago)
Please make a video on how The Greeen Bay Packers became a non-profit organization.
ITxManster (15 days ago)
Can’t talk football without your little political spin on it. That’s why your network sucks.
Isaiah Williams (16 days ago)
He said that the nfl was a sport 🤔
Helljumper (17 days ago)
My bears are winning the superbowl this year. No one wants to see a sissy LA team win. No one wants to see a city like New Orleans win. Or a small town like New England win. NO. They want to see a beautiful MIDWEST team take it this year. Let's get it 🐻⬇️
Charlie Baltimore (17 days ago)
Trump is mad...the NFL doesn't want him
Inside the Fence (17 days ago)
When I think MetLife I think Snoopy and the MetLife blimp. Not a football stadium.
WSTV Whitespace-tv (17 days ago)
Peak #nfl tv revenue, that bubble gonna POP
thomas moloian (18 days ago)
they steal from fans
Luis Antonio Perez (18 days ago)
If NFL teams paid 100% for their own stadiums they would leave the cities where they play and drop the city name. The Gary Bears, Arlington Cowboys, Glendale Rams, Mountain City 49ers, Decatur Falcons, etc. They use public money because the economy around major league teams is too big to let go, not to mention the effect of bring families and residents together around their emotional attachment with the teams. Allowing them to leave is political suicide.
Red Ace (19 days ago)
1:42 Americas True team - Owned by the fans! GO PACK GO
Roger Cameron (19 days ago)
*By appealing to lazy, Tribalistic Extroverts with a visceral physical contact sport divided by state.* There, saved you minutes and probably said what the video won't say.
Ilannguaq Møller (19 days ago)
0:30 Is it in total or each? CNBC come on!
Akash Guha Thakurata (19 days ago)
NFL sucks
Han Solo (19 days ago)
They need to do what soccer teams do. The most annoying part of nfl games are the constant commercials. I hate it so much that I record most of my games just to skip the commercials.
BountyThePaperTowel (19 days ago)
This song reminds me of the hit or miss at the start
lexmax08 (19 days ago)
Would be nice if you discussed government subsidies and anti-trust protection.
Mr.Randy M (20 days ago)
Uncle trump 👌
Russell Meyer (20 days ago)
Yeah,,, poor NFL LOL
Jaime Resendiz (20 days ago)
Right off the bat with the Vice/Vox vibe. Just tell the relevant stuff.
BrandonON (20 days ago)
Football 🙌
Jada McMann (20 days ago)
It sounds like they make no money
Earl Vaughn (21 days ago)
The NFL sucks. So much Greed.....all over a children’s game. NFL watchers are those suckers who are born everyday.
tejash patel (21 days ago)
By rigging the games, and hiring corrupted refs
simonyoel torres (22 days ago)
Now I understand how a 6'5" 335 lbs man can get 12.5 million a year; when in the real world that man would probably be making 11 dollars an hour in Tennessee.
jord heinz (20 days ago)
Or an actor or actress making 20 million a movie, when in the real world they will be waiting tables for 7 bucks an hour plus tips.
Aulorenzo (1 month ago)
71% of Americans blame the media for dividing America, & this snotty video starts off to do it. I assure you, if the NFL listened to the President, who is simply voicing the outrage we feel (keep politics out of sports), their ratings would be better. Use to be the most respected sport, but it’s no longer.
The1bangladesh1 (1 month ago)
There is nothing like American Football in the sports world. It is action-packed, fun and just simply way bigger.
Xxbamafan (1 month ago)
I don’t understand why MetLife is paying 19 mill a year just to have its name on the stadium . I can’t see them making up the 19 mill just from a name on a stadium
Donald T (1 month ago)
Both are horrible choices.
Handpicked (1 month ago)
its almost as if inflation is about 5% annually....
Mohamed A (1 month ago)
I need me a nfl team get rich quick
Baku kay (1 month ago)
worst and crappy game in sport history.
connor bond (1 month ago)
NFL use to be about who had thr better team no its who has the better blacks lol.
Chad Simmons (1 month ago)
Football is un-American..they protest our military & police..BOYCOTT THE NFL
Final Countdown (1 month ago)
No they don't but its what u want to believe
Felton Mitchell (1 month ago)
Without the NFL America would be in trouble football employs hundreds and thousands of people and it's the national pastime. Basketball and then baseball are second and third in terms of popularity
Kross N Kuss (1 month ago)
Too many Jewish teaM owners, no much diversity, so I’m boycotting the NFL.
ChicagosM0stWanted (1 month ago)
Well it looks as if the Packers aren't "America's Team"!!
Eye of the Tiger [][][] (1 month ago)
Americans will watch NFL football despite all the team owners being certified Nazis.
I'm dat Guy (1 month ago)
Facts
berk arslan (1 month ago)
Unreal. You didn’t even answer the question!
Ivanka2024 for POTUS (1 month ago)
want a nhl story
Diontae Daughtry (1 month ago)
👍👍
UW 1999 (1 month ago)
I stopped watching at 0:06 the moment the bone spur draft dodger started talking 😂
jr_88 (1 month ago)
isn’t Dallas Cowboys the only team that don’t share revenue from merchandise sales?
Dr Phot (1 month ago)
Easy answer (to the title) off the broken bodies of mostly Black men!
kumar01234 (1 month ago)
I swear Trump supporters said NFL gets bad rating after the kneeling controversy
Security Guy (1 month ago)
Trump 2020
steven whiters (2 months ago)
I wonder do they factor in licensing deals like video games and etc... also the fact the owners don’t have to spend all that money on those mega stadiums it’s their choice to do that ... and use all those commercials
tony ruaporo (2 months ago)
All 32 NFL TEAM should be own by the state that they reside within, so you have 50 state's in America
Edward Escobar (2 months ago)
Theymake billions fake stats
C.I.A (2 months ago)
WE fund them of course...
Shotgunner42 (2 months ago)
Trump2020🇺🇸
NFL YoungBoy (2 months ago)
A 95 year old woman owns the Chicago Bears
Security Guy (1 month ago)
I offered them double what they paid and they turned it down. Stupid old lady
A. H. (2 months ago)
Your video is glitchy. Annoying. Fix it.
A Retarded Orange Ape In The White House (2 months ago)
WOW I had no idea the Packers were non-profit.
Andrew Hicks (1 month ago)
They are the only team who sells shares and offers a free waiting lists that gives you free season tickets #GoPackGo
Get Moneyman92 (2 months ago)
Me either
Swag Yolo 69 (2 months ago)
Nobody watches tv anymore so no wonder the top shows are sports
Final Countdown (1 month ago)
Sports have been the most watch things on tv since the 70s
Hadouken Hadouken (2 months ago)
We the spectators need the NFL. Something to cheer for since our personal lives sucks. A mans game, call it an emotional constructive HIGH. The NFL only going to richer and better.
Gene Wilkerson (2 months ago)
I dont watch the NFL any more or wear their merchandice.
RIZKI HERO PURNOMO (2 months ago)
I got confused. In NFL each team only play 17 games at regular season. And 8 or 9 play at home . So 8 or 9 play at away. How can each team got money only on 8/9 games at home???? Compare Premier League. Each team in one season play 38 games. And 19 play at home and 19 play at away.... So they play more than NFL.....
RIZKI HERO PURNOMO (1 month ago)
+Robert Baratheon But only 8 games at home. The ticket sales goes to home time right????
Robert Baratheon (1 month ago)
they play 16 games in a season
get your head out your ass (2 months ago)
Bankruptcy is coming for the NFL
Miguel Garcia (2 months ago)
Nah
wackedout13 (2 months ago)
Seems like they rushed to the ending lol
The Shamedarcher (2 months ago)
The true winners in the nfl are the owners.
Michael Cobbs (2 months ago)
Great video. #NFL
BiG JuiCe (2 months ago)
Now I know why they didn't mention the Cleveland Browns!😂
J C (2 months ago)
American football is so overrated! Soccer or the real football will be no.1 sport in the America soon just like the rest of the planet!
Luis Cristobal (2 months ago)
Trump dumb asf
The Nation (2 months ago)
Excellent video very informative
HOF_Coach Tim (2 months ago)
Due to globalist interference, politics by leftists, and shams like over regulating rules and the concussion push is destroying the game. Every business is a money making venture, but what happens when the NFL charities are no longer able to donate? Where is all that money going to come from for those organizations, to name just one challenge if it fails? Globalism & it's governing has no place in American business, whether big or small. Everytime they get involved, a business fails and millions of jobs are lost.
Dj Freeman (2 months ago)
and that's why they will never have guarantee contracts overall in the NFL
MrSuperman2307 (2 months ago)
Each team is simply an advertising agency
Taylor the kid Thompson (2 months ago)
You need a gel armor besides padding that absorbs impact in helmets
Scott Gibson (2 months ago)
Trump is still bitter the NFL owners would not let him in their private club. They all knew he was and is a cancer on everything he is involved in, multiple bankruptcies.
Scott Gibson (1 month ago)
Kaidu Ashimu Not sure what he was trying to do, maybe in his dreams.
Final Countdown (1 month ago)
Didn't he try to destroy the nfl using the xfl league back in the early 2000s ?
Sports Highlights (2 months ago)
Keep god first
Sports Highlights (2 months ago)
Anish Bhadani yessir
Anish Bhadani (2 months ago)
Sports Highlights ??????????
SydneyFootball (2 months ago)
GO EAGLES!
Rocky Vuong (2 months ago)
Can you get a better narrator please. Could have been a good video
Tyler Gates (2 months ago)
Go pack go
1000 vids no subs challenge (2 months ago)
It's funny how people say they're not going to watch because of the protests (granted its a lot less public than last year) but the NFL is still growing. I personally don't have a problem with the protests because its not affecting the product of the game.
Tristan Möller (2 months ago)
It doesn’t make much sense to watch sports on replay or a day or a week later. Sports you watch live. That’s why TV ratings stay up high when many TV shows are struggling and they have to go on Netflix
Tristan Möller (2 months ago)
Thanks for the numbers. Very well done
Allan Raven (2 months ago)
Even in a video about football NBC still finds a way to take a shot at Trump smh....
Adam Berendt (2 months ago)
My dream job is to own a nfl or mlb team
Pernection (22 days ago)
I will start with small league ownership
Pedro Delgado (2 months ago)
Rip to papa benson😭
MO_SO Productions (2 months ago)
Very neat
Yves Saint Laurent (2 months ago)
Interesting, so that’s why nfl merchandising revenue is split between teams, because they have insane overhead and most teams don’t have the money to keep up
Pernection (22 days ago)
unlike greedy baseball
Nine Nifty Facts (2 months ago)
I love the nfl but they need to put aside politics... It can only hurt them!
Hashim Alsawi (2 months ago)
The la lakers costs more than 1 billion
Gary (2 months ago)
The NFL and NBA are wayy to commercialised. Fact.
perry gilberd (2 months ago)
I love how they say “the president condemned the whole NFL” and play a clip where he only condemns colin kaepernick
Benjamin Phiri (2 months ago)
Is didn't know it cost the Cowboys organization so much money to put out that trash product
mrmajikjr (2 months ago)
The Packers are not a "non-profit" team. They are publicly traded, which is why they have to disclose their finances.
Den Harry (2 months ago)
Nfl will never die
Angus Beef (2 months ago)
I would give it shot if I had the money buy one.
ted belcher (2 months ago)
Who Dey Baby, I love CBS football!
Luis Coronado (2 months ago)
Players still make tooooooo much money. And some dont even appriciated.
Luis Coronado (2 months ago)
west you know what players. some make 20 million plus a year.
kanye west (2 months ago)
Define too much and what players specifically? Remember there are 53 players on a salary capped team.
Vinnay (2 months ago)
i like how u breezed over that split of money to all teams
Erik Souza (2 months ago)
With sport books now opening nation wide. Ratings are gonna jump.