Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Forbes: Bucs' Franchise Valuation Ticks Upward

The latest Forbes valuations are out, and while they may not be worth the paper they're (not) printed on, the Glazer family can celebrate the fact that the Bucs' estimated franchise value is up to $1.07 billion, a 3.5% increase from last fall.

That's pennies to a family worth $4.4 billion, but the uptick in value is impressive given the fact that the Glazers continue to let blackouts tarnish the experience for fans in Tampa Bay.

The league's most expensive team was once again the Cowboys, who surged from $2.1 billion last year to $2.3 billion this year, courtesy of a new half-billion-dollar stadium naming rights deal.

But as Cork Gaines points out, the NFL's rise in franchise values (currently averaging $1.17 billion) aren't growing nearly as high as MLB franchises' (currently averaging $744 million).


  1. Noah,

    The Glazers are worth at least $4.4 billion - why are you providing a link that says they are are worth $3 billion?

    Very sad.

  2. Noah,

    I see it is fixed.

    Well done!