DENVER (CBS4) – How much money has the pandemic cost the NFL without its full compliment of fans in the stands? Billions of dollars according to a recent study.
Team Marketing Report, a Chicago-based sports business intelligence firm, released the 2020 Fan Cost Index. It concluded the NFL is looking at a potential loss of $2.7 billion this season.READ MORE: VIDEO: Contractor Destroys Renovated Bathroom With Sledgehammer, Claims Nonpayment For Work
Using the ticket sale price for all 32 teams entering the season, the Fan Cost Index study estimated the cost to attend one game is $553. The figure includes “four adult non-premium tickets, single-car parking, four hot dogs and two adult-sized adjustable hats.”READ MORE: 1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Disturbance, Fire At Home On Mount Vernon Road
The highest estimated average was the Las Vegas Raiders at $783.36 and the Denver Broncos came in 18th on the list at $535.81. The NFL average is $553.53.
According to Bleacher Report and Statista, the league’s 32 teams earned 15.02% of their total revenue from gate receipts in 2019.MORE NEWS: 'Devious Lick' Challenge: Vandalism, Theft Of Toilets, Equipment Costing Colorado Schools
Only 17 teams allow a limited number of fans in the stands. The Broncos will allow 5,700 fans to attend games at Empower Field at Mile High.