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REVENUE SHARING ALSO TOPIC OF DEBATE AT MEETINGS
Published May 25, 1995
Aside from settling the Raiders situation, the NFL owners also established a revenue-sharing system to help struggling teams. According to Will McDonough in today's BOSTON GLOBE, a pool will be established so "financially strapped teams can apply for money from a league committee." The money will come from the $20M the Rams are paying to move to St. Louis and from PSL's sold in Jacksonville, St. Louis and Carolina (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/25). Also, a portion of teams' gross from club seats will be pooled. The NFL expects to generate a $72M pool over a four-year period and distribute up to $3M per season to recipient clubs (John Helyar, WALL STREET JOURNAL, 5/25). The Lions, one of the NFL's "least-profitable teams" due to their unfavorable lease at the Pontiac Superdome, stand to gain $50,000-$3M under the new plan. Lions COO Chuck Schmidt called the team's share a "drop in the bucket," but said it was indication the league is doing "whatever it can to keep the revenue gap from widening" (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 5/25).