Blue Bombers in the Black: Football Club Posts $5.1M Profit

Blue Bombers in the Black: Football Club Posts $5.1M Profit

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The Blue and Gold are in the black for 2017.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers turned a profit of $5.1 million last season — up $2.3 million from 2016.

The football club says increase attendance at Investors Group Field contributed to its pocketbook success, as well as a home playoff game, which boosted ticket sales and overall revenue. The stadium also hosted three major non-football events

“We are pleased with these very strong 2017 financial results,” said Winnipeg Football Club president and CEO Wade Miller.

“These results are a testament to the strong support from our fans, season ticket members, and corporate partners. Our team should be proud of our success in 2017.”

Total game revenue increased by $1.6 million (14 percent) as average attendance for the pre-season and regular season increased from an average of 25,935 fans in 2016 to over 27,400 in 2017, an increase of six percent.

Operating expenses totalled $27.4 million, an increase of $700,000 or 2.4 percent over 2016.

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