49ers, Raiders Both Ranked Within Top 10 In Forbes’ List Of Most Valuable NFL Franchises For 2022
Aug 23, 2022, 2:47 PM | Updated: 2:47 pm
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The San Francisco 49ers and Las Vegas Raiders were both included in the top 10 of Forbes’ 2022 NFL Team Valuations.
San Francisco came in at eighth on the list with an evaluation of $5.2 billion, up just over 1 billion dollars (25%) from 2021’s $4.1 billion valuation. Although the 49ers’ valuation increased, the team fell from sixth to eighth on the list of NFL franchises.
The 49ers entered a multi-year deal with Fox Sports Mexico to broadcast preseason games. In addition to the preseason broadcasts, Fox Sports Mexico will run pre- and postgame shows, and other exclusive content throughout the regular season. San Francisco is the first team in the NFL’s International Home Market Area (IHMA) program in Mexico to partner with Fox. According to the NFL’s Football Operations website, “…the IHMA initiative grants NFL clubs access to international territories for marketing, fan engagement and commercialization as part of a long-term, strategic effort to enable clubs to build their global brands while driving NFL fan growth internationally.” The 49ers were also granted access to the United Kingdom as their second IHMA.
2022 NFL Valuations, per @Forbes
1. Cowboys $8.0B
2. Patriots $6.4B
3. Rams $6.2B
4. Giants $6.0B
5. Bears $5.8B
6. Commanders $5.6B
7. Jets $5.4B
8. 49ers $5.2B
9. Raiders $5.1B
10. Eagles $4.9B pic.twitter.com/gywLd1PneB
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Coming in just behind the 49ers on the list is San Francisco’s former Bay Area counterpart, the Las Vegas Raiders.
Las Vegas saw a decent jump up the list in 2022, going from the NFL’s 16th-most valuable franchise in 2021 to 9th this year at $5.1 billion. Thanks to the Raiders’ new extravagant home–$1.9 billion Allegiant Stadium–and the acquisition of star receiver Davante Adams, it certainly makes sense why the black and silver have seen its value skyrocket by nearly two billion dollars during the past 12 months.
In 2021, the Raiders were valued at $3.4 billion. That’s quite a jump over one year.
According to TicketIQ, the Raiders have the most expensive secondary market average price in the NFL, at $691. That’s $10 more than the Tampa Bay Bucs and more than $150 more than the next three teams (division rival Denver Broncos, $540), New England Patriots ($521) and Green Bay Packers ($517). he 2022 average secondary market ticket price is up from $578 in 2021 and $246 from the last season in Oakland. Raiders games at Allegiant Stadium are destination events for many NFL fans outside the Las Vegas market, so there’s a busy ticket reseller scene. Raiders owner Mark Davis estimated that 50-55 percent of the season ticket holders are from the Las Vegas market, with the balance from Southern California (12-15 percent), Northern California (12-15 percent) and other locations around the country
Unsurprisingly, the Dallas Cowboys came in at first on Forbes’ list with a valuation of $8.0 billion, making Jerry Jones the owner of the most valuable sports franchise on the planet.