Aug 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeff Lurie looks on before a pre-season game against the New York Jets at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Forbes: Philadelphia Eagles 17th Most Valuable Team in the World

Forbes released their list of the 50 most valuable teams and the Philadelphia Eagles were in the mix. They were ranked 17th with a value of $1.314 billion. Only two teams, the Oakland Raiders and the Jacksonville Jaguars were not in the top 50. Here is Forbes’ breakdown of the Birds’ valuation:

The Eagles are wrapping up a two-year, $125 million renovation of Lincoln Financial Field in time for the 2014 season. Changes include new HD video boards and HD TVs around the stadium, as well as 1,600 new seats.

It is good to be an owner in the NFL. With the massive television contracts in place the system is set up to make the franchise owners very wealthy. If Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeff Lurie wanted to sell the team it would probably sell for more than $1.314 billion because of those contracts and the potential growth. The NFL hasn’t hit the top yet so at this pint the sky is the limit.

With any luck and a string of good seasons and hopefully a Super Bowl in the near future they may climb that list and out do a few of the many soccer teams in the mix.

Three European soccer teams were one, two and three. No surprise there. The New York Yankees were the first American franchise listed at number four. The Dallas Cowboys ranked fifth.

 

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