Infographic: Highest and Average Team Values of Sports Teams

Sport is big business in the United States. The National Football League is the most lucrative sports league in the world, with an average team value of $1.17 billion. Out of all teams in the league, the Dallas Cowboys are the wealthiest – Forbes values the Texas outfit at a whopping $2.3 billion.

Major League Baseball comes second with an average team value of $744 million. The New York Yankees are level with the Dallas Cowboys in the value stakes with $2.3 billion. The National Basketball Association rounds off the top three. The New York Knicks are the NBA’s most valuable team with $1.1 billion while the average team value across the league stands at $509 million.

These figures are some distance ahead of Major League Soccer where the average team value is just $37 million. The Seattle Sounders are the wealthiest outfit in the MLS, valued at $175 million.

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Chuck Briese, Oak Ridge Now

[avatar user="cbriese" size="thumbnail" align="left"] Chuck Briese has been a resident of South Montgomery County since 1988. He and his lovely and patient wife, Leslie, have six sons, with only one left to finish high school. Chuck has been a Cub Scout leader, a Little League baseball coach, a church youth leader, and a general troublemaker over the course of the past 25 years. He is obsessed with his lawn, and likes restaurants that serve food that fills up the plate. He has a tendency to tilt at windmills, which may explain why he started Oak Ridge Now.

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