How is the value of a sports franchise calculated?
Forbes bases the value of a sports franchise on multiples of revenue. Most teams are valued at four times their annual revenue, but teams that are about to move into new stadiums or are moving into upgraded facilities have their multiple adjusted upward to reflect the added revenue the stadiums will generate. Teams that own their own stadiums are able to generate more revenue, thus, they are generally among the more valuable.
How does the NFL compare to other professional sports leagues in terms of franchise value?
Why are NFL franchises valued so much higher than other pro sports franchises?
The reason NFL franchises are valued higher than other sports is because they have the highest national television deal, which brings in about $77 million annually per team.
|1.||Washington Redskins||$952 (mil)|
|4.||New England Patriots||$756|
|7.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||$671|
|16.||Green Bay Packers||$609|
|18.||St. Louis Rams||$602|
|19.||Kansas City Chiefs||$601|
|20.||New Orleans Saints||$585|
|22.||New York Giants||$573|
|24.||San Francisco 49ers||$568|
|25.||New York Jets||$567|
|28.||San Diego Chargers||$561|