Bucs GM Jason Licht and Joel Glazer - Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are worth just under $2 billion according to Forbes, which has come out with its annual ranking of the worth of all NFL teams. While the Bucs are valued at $1.975 million, which is a 10 percent increase from a year ago, the team still trails behind most other clubs, as Tampa Bay is ranked 28th out of 32 NFL teams.
The median value of NFL teams is $2.5 billion. The team with the most value is Dallas, which is valued at $4.8 billion, followed by Super Bowl champion New England at $3.7 billion. The Bucs rank behind New Orleans ($2 billion) and ahead of Cleveland ($1.95 billion) on Forbes’ list.
The Glazers and head coach Dirk Koetter – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
The Glazers paid $192 million for the team in 1995 and helped guide the franchise to its first and only Super Bowl appearance in 2002, which Tampa Bay won by beating Oakland, 48-21.
According to Forbes, the Bucs earn $367 million in revenue and have $80 million in operating revenue and $55 million in gate receipts. The average revenue per fan in Tampa Bay is $41.
The Bucs player expenses, which include bonuses, are $190 million. And Forbes’ wins-to-player cost ratio is 107. For more information on the Bucs franchise through the eyes of Forbes click here.
Scott Reynolds is in his 23rd year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds enjoys giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: [email protected]
typo Buc’s value is 1.975 Billion not million as in the article. Sorry
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