Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Eskimos Post '16 Profit of $1.4 Million despite Being Crossover Playoff Team

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Eskimos Post '16 Profit of $1.4 Million despite Being Crossover Playoff Team

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Eskimos post '16 profit over $1.4 million

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EDMONTON - The Edmonton Eskimos posted a profit exceeding $1.4 million last season, the community-owned CFL club announced Tuesday in its annual general report.

According to treasurer Brad Sparrow's report, the Eskimos' net profit from operations was $2,138,450. But he concluded the club's consolidated net profit for 2016 was $1,417,795.

The Eskimos (10-8) finished fourth in the West Division last year, becoming a cross-over team in the playoffs. Edmonton beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24-21 in the East Division semifinal before dropping a 35-23 decision in the conference final to the Grey Cup-champion Ottawa Redblacks.

Being the cross-over squad meant no home playoff games for the Eskimos.

The club's operating revenue for 2016 was $23.5 million, a decline of 5. …

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