13 July

The NFL is Worth More than NBA + MLB – Average Franchise Worth $960 Million!

There are 123 professional sports teams across the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL. The Dallas Cowboys are worth an estimated 1.5 billion dollars – ranking #1 – and the Nashville Predators are the least valuable team at $143 million. Some very interesting takeaways came from digging into the data:

- The average NFL franchise is valued at $960 million. MLB’s average is $475. The NBA average is $375. And NHL’s average is $200.

- One way is to read this is that the NFL is worth more than Major League Baseball plus the National Basketball Association… amazing.

- The New York Yankees are the only non-NFL franchise in the top 27. The Mets, Red Sox and Dodgers are the only other MLB franchises in the top 40.

- In the NBA, the New York Knicks are the most valuable franchise despite being horrendous for the last several years… proof that market size and hometown are the key influencer. The top four teams (Knicks, Lakers, Bulls and Pistons) are four of the most storied, winning franchises.

- Baseball has the biggest disparity from top to bottom while the NFL – a league known for its parity – is pretty flat… so the least valuable team, the Atlanta Falcons, can still be competitive. This is also interesting because the Falcons have fallen terribly after losing Michael Vick – one of the league’s most marketable players.

- The Toronto Maple Leafs are the most valuable NHL franchise and rank 57th overall at $413 million. That’s over two times the league average.

- The Boston Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins are worth 1.45 billion combined… less than the Dallas Cowboys.

The 50 Most Valuable Sports Franchises

Rank Team Current Value 1 ($mil)
1 Dallas Cowboys 1,500
2 Washington Redskins 1,467
3 New York Yankees 1,306
4 New England Patriots 1,199
5 Houston Texans 1,056
6 Philadelphia Eagles 1,052
7 Denver Broncos 994
8 Chicago Bears 984
9 New York Giants 974
10 Cleveland Browns 969
11 New York Jets 967
12 Baltimore Ravens 965
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 963
14 Kansas City Chiefs 960
15 Carolina Panthers 956
16 Miami Dolphins 942
17 Pittsburgh Steelers 929
18 Green Bay Packers 927
19 Tennessee Titans 922
20 Seattle Seahawks 921
21 Cincinnati Bengals 912
22 Indianapolis Colts 911
23 St Louis Rams 908
24 Arizona Cardinals 888
25 Detroit Lions 870
26 New Orleans Saints 854
27 San Diego Chargers 826
28 New York Mets 824
29 Buffalo Bills 821
30 Boston Red Sox 816
31 Oakland Raiders 812
32 Jacksonville Jaguars 811
33 San Francisco 49ers 799
34 Atlanta Falcons 796
35 Minnesota Vikings 782
36 Los Angeles Dodgers 694
37 Chicago Cubs 642
38 New York Knicks 608
39 Los Angeles Lakers 560
40 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 500
41 Chicago Bulls 500
42 Atlanta Braves 497
43 San Francisco Giants 494
44 St Louis Cardinals 484
45 Philadelphia Phillies 481
46 Detroit Pistons 477
47 Seattle Mariners 466
48 Houston Astros 463
49 Houston Rockets 462
50 Dallas Mavericks 461

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