Average Ticket Cost vs. Average Player Salary - 1994 to 2012
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11-24-2012, 08:22 AM
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It is hard to judge those numbers in a vacuum without understanding the full financial picture. It represents roughly a twenty year period which can be a night and day period in terms of revenue and salaries in pro sports.
I would be interested to know what the difference is between the league revenue numbers during that period time (although league revenues are subject to a high degree of manipulation on a team by team basis).
Another point on the use of these figures without context, the growing salaries were readily apparent during the last lockout, but the owners focused on a salary cap as an answer to all of the league's ills. Since the implementation of the salary cap, league revenues have grown exponentially.
It may be more enlightening to see the difference in the growth of revenues versus salaries since the implementation of the salary cap. I think that would highlight either a big problem (revenue versus salary growth), or would highlight a lack of good faith on the part of owners (perhaps a degree in incompetence).
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