A 2010 study for the NFL Players Association compiled publicly available economic impact studies for 11 stadiums over a decade. It found the average NFL game generated $11.9 million in direct spending, with an additional $9.8 million in ripple effects. But it’s hard to determine how much of that money is new to the region, and there were big variations. Here are a few examples:
San Diego Chargers • A 2003 study by the city estimated $10.9 million per game in direct spending and 766 jobs.
Houston Texans • A 2003 study by Central Houston Inc. estimated $22.4 million per game in direct spending and about 4,300 jobs.
Baltimore Ravens • A 2007 study by the Maryland Stadium Authority estimated $10.3 million per game in direct spending and about 1,450 jobs.
Atlanta Falcons • A 2008 study by the Georgia World Congress Center found $9.4 million per game in total spending and about 2,250 jobs.
Minnesota Vikings • A 2009 study by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission found $13.2 million in total spending and about 1,450 jobs.
Source: Edgeworth Economics