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Inside the economics of the Green Bay Packers

September 29, 2010

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By Flickr user Paul Kehrer

How much do the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field impact the local economy?

According to a story on, a study released today states that during last year’s football season the team and its facilities “brought in $282 million in spending in Brown County — which includes $124.3 million in wages — and $15.2 million in tax revenue as direct or indirect results of their presence.”

Also, about 2,560 jobs are directly tied to the Packers and Lambeau.

The report, which was commissioned by the Green Bay/Brown County Professional Football Stadium District, is packed with loads of data and those stats above are just the beginning. If you want to dig deeper, read the full report here.

Financial angles are deeply interwoven in any sport and football is no exception. If you live in a city with a professional team, take some time to dig through the numbers and see what data applies directly to your beat.

And just because it’s football, doesn’t mean the stories are just for the sports staff. There are a variety of story angles from consumer spending to public safety challenges.

To get your mind churning, check out this post from Melissa Preddy that offers tips on where to find football-related business stories.

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