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Sports Industry Overview

 

Amount

Units

Year/Season

Source

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

470

Bil. US$

2013

PRE

Annual Company Spending for Sports Advertising, U.S.

31.5

Bil. US$

2013

PRE

Major League Baseball (MLB)

MLB League Revenue

6.8

Bil. US$

2012

Forbes

Overall Operating Income

394

Mil. US$

2012

Forbes

Number of MLB Teams

30

Teams

2012

MLB

Average MLB Game Attendance (162 Game Season)

30,884

Spectators

2012

ESPN

Average MLB Team Value

744

Mil. US$

2013

Forbes

National Football League (NFL)

NFL League Revenue

8.8

Bil. US$

2011/12

Forbes

Overall Operating Income

1.3

Bil. US$

2011/12

Forbes

Number of NFL Teams

32

Teams

2011/12

NFL

Average NFL Game Attendance (16 Game Season)

67,579

Spectators

2011/12

ESPN

Average NFL Team Value

1.11

Bil. US$

2012

Forbes

National Basketball Association (NBA)

NBA League Revenue (Basketball Related Income)

3.7

Bil. US$

2011/12

Forbes

Overall Operating Income

357

Mil. US$

2011/12

Forbes

Number of NBA Teams

30

Teams

2011/12

NBA

Average NBA Game Attendance (66 Game Season*)

17,273

Spectators

2011/12

ESPN

Average NBA Team Value

509

Mil. US$

2013

Forbes

National Hockey League (NHL)

NHL League Revenue

3.4

Bil. US$

2011/12

Forbes

Overall Operating Income

250

Mil. US$

2011/12

Forbes

Number of NHL Teams

30

Teams

2011/12

NHL

Average NHL Game Attendance (82 Game Season)

17,455

Spectators

2011/12

ESPN

Average NHL Team Value

282

Mil. US$

2012

Forbes

Other Sports Industry Revenue

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

871.6

Mil. US$

2011/2012

NCAA

Spectator Sports**

33.1

Bil. US$

2012

Census

Sporting Goods Stores Retail Sales, U.S.

42.6

Bil. US$

2012

Census

U.S. Health Club Revenue

21.8

Bil. US$

2012

IHRSA

Total U.S. Health Club Members

50.2

Mil.

2012

IHRSA

Health Club Revenue, Worldwide

75.7

Bil. US$

2012

IHRSA

NASCAR Revenue

612.4

Mil. US$

2012

NASCAR

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

* The 2011-12 NBA season was shortened from its normal 82 games due to a labor dispute.

** Includes racetracks, sports teams and other spectator sports.

 

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