The State Of The Raiders Part 5 (Economics And Marketing)

February 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Released by Forbes before 2009, the Oakland Raiders came in as the least valuable franchise in the NFL. It is now worth only —relatively —797 million dollars. The Raiders lost around 5 million dollars from 2008. 
Due to losses, the Raiders had to resort to advertising their brand name on a Thai airline last summer.
Ironically, the Raiders have the highest payroll of any NFL team —over 140 million. That's not a shocker since Al will pay anything to keep his best talent. That is proven by his latest contracts given to Seabass, Shane Lechler, and Nnamdi Asomugha. 
Here are the Raiders Salaries for 2009.
At Oakland-Alameda (no sponsor) coliseum, there were approximately seven black outs this season. Seven. How embarrassing, especially for a fan base as large as the Raiders. There are two main reasons why people didn't come out to see games:
1) Economy
2) Product on the field
The fact is that the economy real...

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