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NHL Projects Record Revenue Over $5 Billion This Season

The National Hockey League is anticipating revenue to top $5 billion this season, eclipsing the league’s pre-pandemic levels.

The NHL was on pace for roughly $5 billion in revenue during 2019-20 before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the back half of the season. The league anticipates 2021-22 revenue to top $5 billion, which would be an NHL record.

Click here to read the story at sports.yahoo.com.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is revenue?
  2. Why is revenue important to the NHL?
  3. Why is revenue important to individual NHL franchises?
  4. How do you think COVID-19 impacted team and league revenues?
  5. How do sports leagues generate revenue?
  6. What do you think is the biggest source of revenue for the NHL?
  7. What factors might influence the NHL’s anticipation of a record year in revenue?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.

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