Football Fortunes

The Business, Organization and Strategy of the NFL


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About the Book

Football may be sport, but the National Football League is at heart a business—how else to account for the stratospheric salaries of the players and coaches? Yet most people are unaware of how that business developed. This book details the growth of an industry that generates billions of dollars in revenue and explains the intricacies of the league’s expansions and mergers, territories and relocations; the operation of franchises; the role of stadiums and markets; and the effect of the NFL on domestic and foreign affairs.

About the Author(s)

Frank P. Jozsa, Jr., is professor emeritus of economics and business administration at Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina. The author of numerous books about sports, he lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Frank P. Jozsa, Jr.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 252
Bibliographic Info: appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4641-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5561-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

List of Tables      ix

Foreword by John Maxymuk      1

Preface      3

Introduction      5

1. League Expansions and Mergers      13

2. Team Territories and Relocations      48

3. Franchise Organizations and Operations      83

4. Football Stadiums and Markets      120

5. NFL Domestic and Foreign Affairs      152

Appendices (NFL Statistics)

A. APFA-NFL Teams and Seasons, 1920–2008      187

B. Number of Seasons Played, 1922–2008      190

C. NFL Performances of Former AFL Franchises, 1970–2008      192

D. Paid Attendance, Selected Years      193

E. Team Home-Site Statistics, Selected Years      194

F. Ownership Characteristics, 2008      196

G. Coaching Staff Statistics, 2008      198

H. Average Ticket Price, Selected Years      200

I. Team Valuations, Selected Years      202

J. Stadium Rankings, by Category, 2008      204

K. Stadium Projects Characteristics, Selected Years      206

L. New, Proposed, or Renovated Stadiums, 2009      208

M. American Bowl Wins/Losses, by Team, 1986–2003, 2005      209

N. Pro Bowl Games and Results, 1971–2009      211

Chapter Notes      213

Bibliography      223

Index      239