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Sports Industry Overview

Amount

Units

Year/Season

Source

Estimated Size of the Entire Sports Industry, U.S.

485

Bil. US$

2014

PRE

Estimated Size of the Global Sports Industry

1.5

Tril. US$

2014

PRE

Annual Company Spending for Sports Advertising, U.S.

33.1

Bil. US$

2014

PRE

Major League Baseball (MLB)

MLB League Revenue

7.1

Bil. US$

2013

Forbes

Overall Operating Income

291

Mil. US$

2013

Forbes

Number of MLB Teams

30

Teams

2013

MLB

Average MLB Game Attendance (162 Game Season)

30,513

Spectators

2013

ESPN

Average MLB Team Value

811

Mil. US$

2014

Forbes

National Football League (NFL)

NFL League Revenue

9.2

Bil. US$

2012/13

Forbes

Overall Operating Income

1.4

Bil. US$

2012/13

Forbes

Number of NFL Teams

32

Teams

2012/13

NFL

Average NFL Game Attendance (16 Game Season)

68,373

Spectators

2012/13

ESPN

Average NFL Team Value

1.17

Bil. US$

2013

Forbes

National Basketball Association (NBA)

NBA League Revenue (Basketball Related Income)

4.6

Bil. US$

2012/13

Forbes

Overall Operating Income

712

Mil. US$

2012/13

Forbes

Number of NBA Teams

30

Teams

2012/13

NBA

Average NBA Game Attendance

17,347

Spectators

2012/13

ESPN

Average NBA Team Value

634

Mil. US$

2014

Forbes

National Hockey League (NHL)

NHL League Revenue1

2.6

Bil. US$

2012/13

Forbes

Overall Operating Income1

210.3

Mil. US$

2012/13

Forbes

Number of NHL Teams

30

Teams

2012/13

NHL

Average NHL Game Attendance (48 Game Season1)

17,720

Spectators

2012/13

ESPN

Average NHL Team Value

413

Mil. US$

2013

Forbes

Other Sports Industry Revenue

Major League Soccer (MLS) Revenue

494.2

Mil. US$

2012

Forbes

Average MLS Team Value

103

Mil. US$

2013

Forbes

NCAA Sports Revenue (Including Div. I, II and III)

912.8

Mil. US$

2012/13

NCAA

Spectator Sports2

34.3

Bil. US$

2013

Census

Sporting Goods Stores Retail Sales, U.S.

44.1

Bil. US$

2013

Census

U.S. Health Club Revenue

22.4

Bil. US$

2013

IHRSA

Total U.S. Health Club Members

52.9

Mil.

2013

IHRSA

Health Club Revenue, Worldwide

78.1

Bil. US$

2013

IHRSA

Total NASCAR Team Revenue

828

Mil. US$

2014

Forbes

Average NASCAR Team Value

139.7

Mil. US$

2014

Forbes

PRE = Plunkett Research estimate; IHRSA = International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association.

1 The 2012-13 NHL season was shortened to 48 games, from its regular 82 games, due to a labor dispute.

2 Includes racetracks, sports teams and other spectator sports.

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