Minnesota Vikings among Forbes’ most valuable sports teams

The Minnesota Vikings have once again landed on the list of the most valuable sports teams from Forbes, proving their value,

When Forbes releases their annual list of the most valuable sports teams in the world, the Minnesota Vikings typically find themselves appearing in the top 50 every time. While much of this has to do with the team’s amazing stadium and new team facilities constructed over the last few years, it’s crazy to think of how the Vikings were sold for a mere $600 million in 2005.

In fact, ever since the Wilf family took over ownership of the franchise, the team’s value has skyrocketed. As of the 2020 list from Forbes, the Vikings have an approximate value of $2.7 billion, earning them the 33rd spot on the list, a two-spot rise from being 35th last year.

For a smaller market team that has never won a Super Bowl, that is quite impressive. In fact, when looking at the other franchises on the list, it says a lot about the Wilf family and the state of Minnesota’s investment in the franchise.

If the list were only NFL teams, the Minnesota Vikings would rank 19th, which matches that mark from last year. While that would be slightly below the median of 16, the fact the team’s value has grown the way it has over the years is quite amazing.

Here are the NFL teams who ranked above the Vikings on the list and where they ranked among the football teams:

  1. Dallas Cowboys
  2. New England Patriots
  3. New York Giants
  4. Los Angeles Rams
  5. San Francisco 49ers
  6. Chicago Bears
  7. Washington Football Team
  8. New York Jets
  9. Houston Texans
  10. Philadelphia Eagles
  11. Denver Broncos
  12. Las Vegas Raiders
  13. Green Bay Packers
  14. Pittsburgh Steelers
  15. Seattle Seahawks
  16. Miami Dolphins
  17. Atlanta Falcons
  18. Baltimore Ravens

In addition to those NFL teams, popular soccer, baseball, and basketball made up the list prior to the Viking’s inclusion. Interestingly enough, not a single NHL franchise made the list from Forbes this year.

Load Comments