According to a study by data trend site Pickswise, being a fan of the Las Vegas Raiders is more expensive than any other NFL team.
The “total cost of being a fan” is calculated as the sum of the following factors: average ticket prices for all 16 games (home and away), Average cost of a beer and a hot dog a game, a jersey and a hat for the whole season and the Average price of a one-night hotel Accommodation for away games.
A Raiders fan in this scenario paid roughly $ 3,450 for the 2020 NFL season. Compare that to Cincinnati Bengals fans who would have paid $ 2,762 to become a fan last season.
Of course, you can be a fan without going to your favorite team’s games live and without buying official team equipment. But many fans enjoy following their teams personally and showing support with team jerseys and hats.
The total cost of a fan doesn’t seem to correlate strongly with how often teams win, as the four most expensive teams a fan is, had no records in 2020. Plus, fans of Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, the top two teams in the NFL in 2020, had spent less than fans of more than half of the other teams in the league.
NFL teams lost an estimated $ 4 billion Marc Ganis, co-founder of Chicago-based advisory group Sportscorp and confidante of many NFL owners, generated revenue last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the long-term prospects for the NFL remain good after the league recently signed a massive deal $ 110 billion in media rights that will nearly double his media distribution revenue.