According to Forbes Magazine these are the most valuable sports teams for 2010. As you can see, one thing common about these teams are their logos and sportswear uniforms are easily recognizable. They have a huge fan base and almost all their games are sold-out making them a very valuable sports team.
No. 1: Manchester UnitedSport: soccer
Value: $1.83 billion
Owner: Glazer family
Revenue: $459 million
The Red Devils lay claim to having 333 million followers and 139 million core fans worldwide.
No. 2: Dallas CowboysSport: football
Value: $1.65 billion
Owner: Jerral Jones
Revenue: $280 million
New stadium landed NCAA Men's Final Four, NBA All-Star Game and Super Bowl.
No. 3: New York YankeesSport: baseball
Value: $1.6 billion
Owner: Steinbrenner family
Revenue: $441 million
Leveraged most valuable brand in sports to create rich cable network and venue hospitality business.
No. 4: Washington RedskinsSport: football
Value: $1.55 billion
Owner: Daniel Snyder
Revenue: $345 million
Average operating income of $77 million over past five seasons is the highest in the NFL.
No. 5: New England PatriotsSport: football
Value: $1.36 billion
Owner: Robert Kraft
Revenue: $302 million
Built Patriot Place adjacent to Gillette Stadium, featuring shopping, dining and entertainment.
No. 6: Real MadridSport: soccer
Value: $1.32 billion
Owner: club members
Revenue: $563 million
Generates $225 million annually from broadcasting fees, the most in sports.
No. 7: New York GiantsSport: football
Value: $1.18 billion
Owner: John Mara, Steven Tisch
Revenue: $230 million
Sold naming rights to practice facility for more than $35 million over 15 years and is close to selling out season tickets for new stadium.
No. 8: ArsenalSport: soccer
Value: $1.18 billion
Owner: Stanley Kroenke
Revenue: $369 million
Arsenal's $102 million operating income trailed only Man U among English Premier League teams last year.
No. 9: New York JetsSport: football
Value: $1.17 billion
Owner: Robert Wood Johnson IV
Revenue: $227 million
Having difficulty selling personal seat licenses for season tickets at new stadium.
No. 10: Houston TexansSport: football
Value: $1.15 billion
Owner: Robert McNair
Revenue: $256 million
Stadium naming rights deal with Reliant is the richest in the NFL, worth $300 million.
Part 2 next week!