Well let's see if their not spending money on long term improvements(Stadium improvements are fine) but are instead spending it on Training camp/Recruiting costs(750K when players(in camp) for 4 weeks is like 210K but more likely under 200K) It might get over 200K if your paying for all players to fly in but that's still under 300K, recruiting costing more then 100K in the seems like alot. but that is only 400K, where is the other 300K+ spent?
that 300K can be spent increasing that bottom line, Community donations(increasing the teams Rep even more), Stadium improvements.
Spending money needlessly on Travel and TC don't help the teams long term viability, They don't keep a large amount of first year players anyways it seems(so recruiting) as the team(edmonton) is getting fairly old in a few area's.
But if their spending money on keeping a State of the art Stadium, Community Events, Donations to Charities or Local Community Centers maybe Amature football all the power to them.
Or if they just want to earn a yearly profit of 1M+ without Taking anything away from the fans(like game-day experience, Stadium Confort)
so that 6.38M is: 4.65M on players it seems. so Coaches are getting 1.73M?
I don't know if their including training staff but they only have 8-9 coaches? so their getting an average of 173K.
That could be off with perhaps Developpement roster, Injured player costs. But the coaches seem to be earning very healthy six figure contracts, overpaid considering they don't have the top coaches in the league, not bottom of the barrel either but more middle on average.
I'd Rather have BC's Coaches or Calgary.
Higgins and Buono are much more established then Danny M.
If that 1.73M includes say 230K on injury moves + 300K on Training Staff then It's not so bad, but still looks like 1.2M average on their 9 coaches is alot.(8 coaches + their Director of Player personnel going by the Eskimos website)
Now they have a equipement & training staff of 7 people(2 are kids)
They get an average of 42K a year(the two equipement assistants who look around 19-20 getting closer to 30K while the head therapist gets 55-60K)
I'm thinking that's fairly healthy pay for guys who have a pretty easy 26 weeks outside the football season(if they are still working it's only with those eskimos who stay in edmonton during the off-season)
55K and I don't really need to do work in December, January, Febuary, March, April. sounds like a good deal to me.
I don't know edmonton fans, are these numbers wrong?
and I know their making money but with any business you don't want to be wasting money on needless expenses, it's not even like their over hiring with extra coaches or Training Staff that would be different, That's ensuring players are at their best.
if next year with the 400K from Bonuses they take 200K and hire an extra Trainer and Coach to improve their players fitness and Techniques good on em. But they could still be saving a good 1M+ of needless expenses and spend it on Building even stronger Community Support by Building some Community(more of them) programs, Eskimos School Breakfasts where the Eskimos help inner-city highschool and/or elementary kids by starting their day with a quality breakfast(doesn't need to be fancy just healthy)
Doesn't even need to be daily once a week at a school or two and their image goes up, it's good PR.
Eskimos winter Football league, an amature flag football league during the winter(kids 7-16).
Basicly anything that is benefitial to the City that also gets the eskimos name front and center especially during the winter to keep the eskimos in the mind of fans(not the hardcore ones, this is to keep it in borderline fans)
hey I know Edmonton averaged 36K fans last year that's great led the league I think, but 65K seat Stadium They should be happy but not stop there and say we're good.
you can stick to normal Advertising which is fine, but going out and being seen as the good guys helps, it's no garantee edmonton will greatly increase it's fan support but can't see it doing any harm at the least kids who went to programs supported by the eskimos should grow up loving the eskimos.
*I am not saying they do anything right now, they do have programs but the more they get their name out there the better.
I can complain more, about how they earn a 7 figure profit. I'm not saying their a bad team how could I say that. But it looks like they could do better.