By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Once again, Boston boasts some of the most valuable sports franchise in the world. And it’s no surprise that the Super Bowl champion Patriots are in the top-10 for another year.
Forbes has released its annual list of the 50 most valuable sports teams, and the Patriots check in at No. 7 with a value of $3.8 billion. New England slid one spot from last year, as the New York Knicks jumped two spots to No. 5 after their value spiked by 11 percent.
The rest of the top-7 is the same as 2018, just in a different order. But the No. 1 team is once again the Dallas Cowboys, who are valued at a staggering $5 billion.
Forbes Most Valuable Sports Teams 2019: Top-10 Franchises
1. Dallas Cowboys, $5 billion
2. New York Yankees, $4.6 billion
3. Real Madrid, $4.24 billion
4. FC Barcelona, $4.02 billion
5. New York Knicks, $4 billion
6. Manchester United, $3.81 billion
7. New England Patriots, $3.8 billion
8. Los Angeles Lakers, $3.7 billion
9. Golden State Warriors, $3.5 billion
10. (tie) New York Giants/Los Angeles Dodgers, $3.3 billion
The Red Sox ranked just outside the top-10, tying for 12th with the L.A. Rams at $3.2 billion. The Celtics rose five spots from 27th to a tie for 22nd with the Houston Texans at $2.8 billion.
Excluding the massively successful English Premier League and La Liga soccer clubs, the Patriots are the fourth-most valuable American sports franchise. Only the Yankees and Dodgers rank ahead of the Red Sox in MLB. The Celtics rank fifth in the NBA behind only the Knicks, Lakers, Warriors, and Bulls. Don’t feel too bad about the Bruins, though: zero NHL teams made the list.
Overall, another unsurprisingly strong showing for New England’s sports teams on the annual list.
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