a large percentage of the purchase of marvel stadium was done buy the ten ant clubs st kilda bulldogs who had atrocious stadium deals for well over a decade you really need to get your facts straight on this point mateWith the Suns being in the comp it allows channel7 in Qld, to put every Lions and Suns game on free to air TV. Plus a Friday night game, Thursday night game and 1 other game each week.
The broadcast revenue equates to @ $23 odd million per club and the AFL hand back $23 million to the Suns, as the largest handout, going on a sliding scale to WC who get @ $11 million (they're the wealthiest, income of $83 million last year) The average is $15 million.
So IMO, on the facts I can find on the internet the broadcast revenue covers the cost of the Suns and the other clubs that need a hand.
The rest of the revenue gets spent on things like buying Marvel a couple of years ago and also doing up Docklands area.