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What they’re now worth is eye-opening – The Daily…

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What they’re now worth is eye-opening – The Daily...


Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross after win over the Texans at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on October 25, 2015. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

The Miami Dolphins are the 25th-most valuable sports franchise in the world, according to Forbes.

The Dolphins are worth $2.575 billion, which outranks some other notable franchises such as the Green Bay Packers (2.55), Boston Celtics (2.5), Manchester City (2.474), Arsenal (2.238) and the New York Mets (2.1).

As Forbes notes, the NFL is king in the world of sports.

Thirty-seven percent of Americans picked football as their favorite sport to watch in the latest Gallup Poll, Forbes reports. Basketball, baseball and soccer trail at 11, 9 and 7 percent.

NFL teams each earn $255 million in shared television rights. The most valuable franchises in the world are the: Dallas Cowboys (4.84 billion), Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, New York Yankees, New England Patriots, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Giants and Golden State Warriors.

 

Author: Joe Schad

Joe covers the Miami Dolphins and the NFL, returning to a role he held from 2003-2005. For the previous 11 years, Joe was a national college football reporter for ESPN. Joe has also covered Florida for the Orlando Sentinel and worked for Newsday in New York and Long Island. Joe has a wife and daughter.

Miami Dolphins: What they’re now worth is eye-opening