Forbes just released their annual NFL rankings and it puts the Bucs franchise as being worth just shy of 2 billion dollars, ranking them at #28 on their list of 32 teams. The team with the most value is Dallas, which is valued at $4.8 billion. The median value of NFL teams stands at $2.5 billion.
The Glazer family purchased the Bucs in 1995 for $192 million, which in turn helped the team in making it to the Superbowl in 2002, their first and only appearance (so far), gaining their first win by beating The Raiders 48-21.
The Buccaneers had a revenue of $367 million, according to Forbes, with an operating income of $80 million as well as $55 million in gate receipts. Their player expenses add up to $190 million, that includes bonuses, as well. The average revenue per fan is at $41. The wins to player cost ration is at 107.
The Forbes profile for the Buccaneers is quoted as stating,
“The Bucs completed the third phase of a $150 million renovation ahead of the 2017 season. Enhancements include 60,000 square feet of lounge space and 178 new 4K video monitors in the West Stadium Club, a new retail team shop, and a home locker room three times the size of the old one. The Bucs posted a 9-7 record last season. It was the first winning mark and first time out of last place in the NFC South since the 2010 season when they finished third with a 10-6 mark. Despite the five straight years of losing, the Bucs raised ticket prices 21% on average before the 2016 season. The lowest-priced seats got the biggest bump up 33% with $300 season tickets for 10 pre- and regular-season games costing $400 in 2016. Prices still ranked among the bottom 10 teams at $77, and it was the first price hike in eight years.”