The Cowboys are rightfully called America’s Team for a reason: Their $3.2 billion valuation is 2nd in all of sports.
On Wednesday, Forbes released its annual ranking of the NFL’s Most Valuable Teams. According to Forbes, “…team values are enterprise values (equity plus net debt) and are calculated using multiples of revenue that reflect each team’s current stadium economics (with adjustments for pending new stadiums and renovations).”
The numbers show that the NFL continues to increase in value at an almost unnatural rate. As of 2014, the average value of an NFL franchise is $1.43 billion – a 23% increase in value from the previous year – an unprecedented rate of growth.
As expected based on the last eight years, the Dallas Cowboys were the most valuable team in the league with a valuation of $3.2 billion. Real Madrid is the only sports franchise in the entire world that is more valuable.
The official list can be found here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2014/08/20/the-nfls-most-valuable-teams/
But to save some time, here is a look at the ten most valuable franchises: