The player payroll number will be low for 2 reasons. I don't have a link handy but all teams have to pay about a 6 million dollar charge for something as part of payroll.
And you have no allowance there for benefits, etc. For example the Reds pay Social Security on all these guys.
And yes, I think you'll find your 13 million figure will be WAY low.
Social security is neglegible. There is a threshhold, at approximately 70-80k annually when
no more social security is collected. Medicare taxes are still withheld, but that comes
out of the employee's check.
There was a ballpark estimate for annual benefit, insurance, etc. that I think WOY had. I'm not sure if that
is included in the 13 million figure or not.
The above article is not relevant. That article said the 1998 CINERGY take of the concessions.
Like most new parks, the Reds got a much more favorable split in concessions, parking, etc
(Redsland wrote) You may be right. Community organizations still work the concession stands, presumably for a cut of the action.
And while its nice that they let community organizations do these things, the fact
is that it's kind of a ripoff. I've participated in several of these at different parks.
The "volunteers" earn much less than minimum wage for the time spent, particularly if
you factor in setup and clean up time.. It's a clever way to run concession stands for
a very cut rate cost.