So, I believe that you'll see the deficit coming down in both football and basketball when the teams starts winning. I think football will turn it around next year, but we'll still lose money, because most football fans in CT are fair weather fans. (JMO, but I saw it when I was in Connecticut. Not only football fans, but Connecticut do not support losers.). I believe that you'll - if we can win games next year - that fans will come back...8 years of PP and BD, turned people away.Great timing: UConn athletic department in 2018: generated $40 million in revenue, $81 million in expenses - Hartford Courant
>>The biggest individual team culprit of the UConn athletic department’s 2018 deficit was the school’s football program, which lost $8.7 million. Additionally, men’s basketball lost about $5 million, women’s basketball lost about $3.1 million and the rest of the school’s sports lost about $22.3 million among them.
Ticket sales during the 2017-18 season showed the men’s basketball team had its lowest attendance numbers in 30 years, which led to a reduction in revenue generated by the team. While the revenue produced by the football program held even from the previous year, the women’s basketball team saw an increase of about $1.2 million thanks, in part, to improved attendance.<<