Itâ€™s an incredible time in sports right now. Not since 1994-95 has there been not one, but two work stoppages coinciding in the Big 4 sports leagues (in the â€˜90â€™s it was MLB and the NHL, and now the NFL and NBA).
With such intense focus on the business of sports, knowing how much revenues leagues are pulling in has been a talking point by not only the leagues and players associations, but the media.
Below shows the most recent published revenues for each of the Big-4 sports leagues in North America:
- NFL (2009-10) - $9.3 billion
- MLB (2010) - $7 billion
- NBA (2009-10) - $4.7 billion
- NHL (projected 2011) - $2.9 billion
Source: Business of Sports Network research
Maury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, and is a contributor to Forbes SportsMoney blog.. He is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network (select his name in the dropdown provided).
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