The World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams – Kurt Badenhausen – Jock Rich – Forbes

The NFL has grown explosively over the past 25 years as TV revenue jumped 700%. The league’s 32 teams now divide $3.8 billion annually under the current round of broadcast deals, which expire after the 2013 season. With ratings at record levels, the next TV contracts are bound to be even more lucrative. Teams that were selling for $70 million in the mid-1980s are now worth $1 billion on average.

NFL owners claim they are not getting a big enough share of the league’s $9 billion in revenue, but a look at the world’s 50 most valuable sports teams shows how valuable NFL teams already are. The list is littered with NFL franchises–all 32 teams make the cut, led by the Dallas Cowboys, worth $1.81 billion. Yet the top franchise plays a different kind of football. English Premier League power Manchester United is the world’s most valuable sports team, worth $1.86 billion.

via The World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams – Kurt Badenhausen – Jock Rich – Forbes.

Advertisements
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: