The 2020 NFL season has begun, but with a much different look without fans being allowed into most stadiums. How much revenue will teams lose should this continue?

Forbes has completed a study answering that very question and the numbers, as you would likely expect, are mind blowing.

As a whole, the NFL would lose $5.5 billion of stadium revenue, based on the sum of tickets, concessions, sponsors, parking and team stores.  That accounts for 38% of the leagues total revenue.

All losses are not equally distributed, however, as some teams stand to lose significantly more than others.  Forbes is reporting that teams such as the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots would lose would lose over half their total revenue while the Buffalo Bills, the Tennessee Titans and the Cincinnati Bengals would lose less than one-third.

When it comes to revenue losses without fans in the stands, the Minnesota Vikings rank #18 of all teams.  They would lose $152 million in team stadium revenue and $427 million in total revenue.

The Green Bay Packers would fare worse.  They would rank #10 of all teams, losing $174 million in team stadium revenue and $456 million in total revenue.

The NFL team that would fare the best is the Las Vegas Raiders, who just relocated to Nevada and into a new stadium.  They would lose $77 million in team stadium revenue and $357 in total revenue.

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NFL players would also lose money if fans weren't able to return to stadiums this season.  Earlier this year, the league agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement that allocated 47% of football-related income to the players in 2020 and 48% in 2021.

You can click on the button below to see the full report, including how much revenue every team could lose this season.


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