This dialog gives you
a quick breakdown of the expenses for running your franchise. Here,
you can control how much you're spending on Medical Staff and Scouting.
Each category has a ranking,
comparing your budget to that of other teams. This way, you can
see if what you're spending is commensurate with the rest of the
The more you spend on
each of these categories, the better results you'll get from each
- however, keeping expenses low frees more money for salaries and
team operations. You'll have to balance your budget to stay afloat.
Here's a description
of each item shown on the Expenses Dialog:
The yearly salaries stipulated
in your players' contracts are actually paid out on a "per game"
basis. This number is the sum of everyone's pay per game. So, for
example, a typical team whose player salaries total $60,000,000
per year will pay out $4,750,000 per game over a 16-game season.
Players are NOT paid extra for playoff games.
The owners of your team
(of which you are the General Manager) expect a return on their
investment, as from a stock portfolio or savings account. This required
dividend will add up to about 10% of the total value of the franchise
over the course of a year. So, although a New York or Chicago team
might have a greater fan base from which to draw revenue, they also
have a higher dividend that has to be paid to the owners every year.
These are the daily costs
of running a professional football club that you have no direct
control over. They include things like running the front office;
legal costs; team travel expenses; security; and stadium maintenance.
Since much of this requires hiring local employees, Operations Expenses
are correlated to your city's per capita income level.
This is the amount of
money spent per game on medical care for your players. The average
team spends about $4 million annually (about $250,000 per game)
on conditioning, medical staff, equipment, insurance and surgery.
Spending more will decrease both the number of injuries and the
recovery time of your injured players.
The more money spent
on scouting, the more accurate the ratings and written assessment
sections of your scouting reports. This
applies to players on your roster and on other teams. The average
team spends about $2 million (almost $125,000 per game) on a scouting