Morgan Stanley reported a few days ago that the Detroit Lions made a profit of $15 million in 2012.... Buffalo Bills made $25 million in 2013..... Jacksonville Jaguars made $9 million in 2012...... Seattle Seahawks made $33 million in 2013..... Cincinnait Bengals made $24 million in 2013.....
Winnipeg Blue Bombers made $3.9 (includes cost without fiscal expenses).....Saskatchewan Roughriders made $14 million in 2013.
MS made a true comment. Why would you spend $700 million to make $20 million if you can just spend $15 million to make $3 million?
When teams like the Blue Bombers, Riders, Tiger-Cats, Redblacks, Atlantic cfl team start profiting big from new stadiums and other partnerships then you these teams will clearly make $5-$7 million and that is before the CFL starts gaining even more with a large TV deal.
CFL franchises is where you would want to spend money. Not a NHL franchise with a chance to lose money. That is impressive.