2013 SBD/SBJ Reader Survey: Concussions The Biggest Threat To NFL's Success
The ninth annual SportsBusiness Daily/SportsBusiness Journal Reader Survey is in the books, and more than 1,700 voters weighed in on nearly 100 questions that spanned all facets of the industry. Voting was conducted over three weeks starting Oct. 21, with polling via SportsBusinessDaily.com and SportsBusinessJournal.com. Only the top vote-getters are listed. Our thanks here to Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, which again this year provided the technical and surveying support to make this effort possible. Of course, we also thank you. Whether you’re a first-time voter or an nine-time voter, these are your results. Today, we present data on the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL.
If you have two tickets to next year’s Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium, and it’s snowing heavily the day of the game, do you stay home or go to the game?
|Go to the game||75.3%|
Following the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium, when will the next Super Bowl be held at an open-air stadium in a coldweather market?
|Within 5 years||22.8%|
|Within 6-10 years||45.9%|
|11 or more years||16.1%|
Biggest threat to the success of the NFL:
|Improved technology for at-home viewing||20.2%|
|Rising costs for attending NFL games||15.9%|
|In-stadium fan behavior||8.4%|
|Player discipline issues||8.1%|
The face of the NFL:
|Robert Griffin III||3.0%|
Most effective NFL team owner:
|Robert Kraft |
(New England Patriots)
|Jerry Jones |
|Publicly owned, nonprofit corp. |
(Green Bay Packers)
Least effective NFL team owner:
|Shahid Khan |
|Mark Davis |
|Daniel Snyder |
NFL team that has shown the most innovation in its business practices in the last five years:
|San Francisco 49ers||14.5%|
|New England Patriots||11.6%|
Would you let your child play organized football?
Sponsors that do the best job activating around the NFL:
Note: Respondents could select three.