E12 FH Tailgate Gang
- Jan 9, 2002
- Reaction score
- S Florida/Dolphins Nation
Actually it doesn't matter what the attendance is overseas. Could be 5 people going to the game the home team still gets the same 2 or 3 Million fee. That is well above a sold out stadium anyways.See my post above for why it is always a home game for us. Anyway, for other teams, the home teams tend to be ones that struggle to fill their stadium at home like Jacksonville, TB, Cincinnati etc. It is more financially lucrative to play the game overseas. There owners couldn't care less if it puts their team at a disadvantage because it is good for their pocket book. That is why teams like NE, DAL, Pit etc. will never be the home team.
Ross does it to get Superbowls down here (every Superbowl played down here is income from the County and the NFL without having major expenses) because I guess the NFL requires for you to give up a home game to have a chance to host a Superbowl. And of course the lump sum for a London game from the NFL helps as well.