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Forbes Ranks Pats 5th Most Valuable Sports Franchise

According to the latest annual list of the Worlds Most Valuable Sports Teams compiled by Forbes, the New England Patriots are the fifth most-valuable franchise in the world. Nine of the top fifteen sports teams on Forbes list are from the NFL. The magazine estimates that the Patriots franchise owned by Robert Kraft is valued at $1.36 million, with revenues topping $300 million. Forbes writes of the Patriots, “Built Patriots Place adjacent to Gillette Stadium, featuring shopping, dining, and entertainment.”

According to WEEI.com,

Compiled by the magazine using a variety of sources, the magazine assesses the overall value of the team at $1.36 billion, which puts them behind only the legendary soccer team Manchester United (first at $1.83 billion), the Cowboys ($1.65 billion), the Yankees ($1.6 billion) and the Redskins ($1.55 billion).

Forbes has taken plenty of notice of the Patriots recently — traditionally, it has placed the franchise in the Top 10 in overall worth the last few years. In addition, Forbes raised some eyebrows with the New England ownership this spring when it revealed coach Bill Belichick made $7.5 million annually. (That prompted Patriots president Jonathan Kraft to tell Boston’s CBS Radio: “Bill’s an exceptional coach . . . [But there] are such a small, small, small group of people that know what Bill really makes . . . [so] I don’t know where they got their data, and we’ll just leave it at that.”)

The Red Sox were the only other New England franchise in the top 50 — they were at No. 35 with an assessed value of $870 million.


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