The Seahawks are within the top-30 so far as how a lot skilled sports activities groups are price. This based on a brand new rating from Forbes Journal.
When Paul Allen purchased the Seattle Seahawks in 1997 he paid simply $194 million. Whereas which may be some huge cash to you or me (and if it isn’t to you then might I simply say, “Nicely completed, you”), for knowledgeable sports activities franchise that’s not a lot in any respect. And in 2020, the Seahawks, based on a brand new Forbes Journal rating, are price $2.78 billion.
That could be a good return on revenue for the Paul G. Allen Belief, the enterprise that at the moment owns the Seattle soccer staff. Sadly, Mr. Allen handed away in 2018.
Seattle ranks 29th so far as worth of any sports activities staff. NFL groups make up simply of the top-10 spots, nevertheless. The Dallas Cowboys are primary on the record price $5.5 billion, adopted by the New York Yankees at $5 billion. Additionally among the many top-10 groups are three NBA groups, three soccer groups and one baseball staff.
Occasions are a-changing
Issues have modified over time. Soccer groups have at all times had worth, as, let’s face it, extra of the world cares about soccer than American soccer. However NBA groups have elevated in worth vastly over the previous 10 years rising in common worth quicker than some other sports activities league.
In actual fact, NBA groups make up three of the highest 5 Most worthy groups with the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Laker and Golden State Warriors being three the 5 within the Forbes rating.
Seahawks rivals the Los Angeles Ram (11th) and the San Francisco 49ers (12th) are price extra money than Seattle, whereas the Arizona Cardinals are 48th on the record. The Cardinals are price a paltry $2.25 billion. (Once more, I joke. When you’ve got that a lot cash I’ll say to you once more, “Nicely completed.”