Forbes estimates the newest value of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be somewhere around $1.51 billion - a 23% increase in just the last year - yet, just 24th in the NFL. Of course, NFL TV revenues are the biggest factor in the Glazers' ever-increasing fortunes.
The only bad financial news for Glazers these days is the Cowboys are now worth an estimated $4 billion, continuing to put some distance between Dallas and the Glazers' other investment, Manchester United, most-recently estimated at $3.1 billion.
Is that why
Unlikely. Man U returns to the Champions League next year, and that's expected to boost in revenues by an additional $60 million. And personally, if I had the chance to cash in $400 million of my investments right now, I would too.
So times are good for the Glazers, who:
- Already have the sweetest stadium deal in Tampa Bay;
- Are bringing in $55 million a year in Buccaneers operating incomes; and
- Continue to squeeze Hillsborough Co. taxpayers for every last penny in stadium upgrade negotiations.
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