View Full Version : Forbes: 2004 Royals team report

04-19-2005, 12:25 AM

Team Value: $187 mil (#27 of 30)

1-Yr Value Chg.: 9%
Debt/Value: 16%

Revenue: $104 mil
Operating Income (before taxes, etc): $3.0 mil
Player Expenses (incl. bonuses): $59 mil
Gate Receipts: $23 mil

The skinny
Last November Kansas City-area voters struck down a sales tax proposal that would have provided badly needed stadium renovation funds for the Royals and football's Kansas City Chiefs. Had it passed, the one-quarter-cent sales tax was expected to raise $1.2 billion and contribute $15 million for renovations for Kauffman Stadium, home of the Royals, and $50 million for renovations for the Arrowhead Stadium, where the Chiefs play. The improvements would have generated badly needed revenue for the small-market Royals, whose paltry TV deal and antiquated ballpark forces the team to have one of the league's smallest budgets.