Eagles ranked 7th most valuable NFL franchise
For the seventh straight year, the Philadelphia Eagles are the seventh most valuable franchise in the National Football League.
According to the annual Forbes report, the Eagles are worth $1.75 billion in 2014 after reportedly earning $330 million in 2013, the first year under new head coach Chip Kelly.
“The Eagles are financially one of the NFL’s strongest clubs with the seventh highest revenue in the sport,” according to the report, “but they are looking up at their NFC East brethren: Cowboys, Redskins and Giants, who all rank among the NFL’s top four revenue teams.”
The Dallas Cowboys came in at No. 1 on the 2014 ranking with $3.2 billion. It’s the team’s eighth straight year at the top spot.
Patriots ($2.6B), Redskins ($2.4B), Giants ($2.1B) and Texans ($1.5B) filled out the remainder of the top five.
“The Eagles just wrapped up a two-year $125 renovation of Lincoln Financial Field, which includes 1,600 additional seats, new video boards and upgraded suites, concessions and pro shops,” according to the report.
The Eagles value peaked in 2005, the year after the team reached the Super Bowl, in which it ranked No. 4 on the list with a value of $952 million.
It first reached the $1 billion mark in 2006, which earned it the team the fifth spot on the list.
The team has steadily increased in value since 2000, when it was ranked at No. 25 with a value of $329 million.
According to Forbes:
2014: Rank, 7, Value: $1.75 billion
2013: Rank, 7, Value: $1.3 billion
2012: Rank, 7, Value: $1.26 billion
2011: Rank, 7, Value: $1.16 billion
2010: Rank, 7, Value: $1.11 billion
2009: Rank, 7, Value: $1.12 billion
2008: Rank, 7, Value: $1.11 billion
2007: Rank, 5, Value: $1 billion
2006: Rank, 5, Value: $1 billion
2005: Rank: 4, Value: $952 million
2004: Rank: 5, Value: $833 million
2003: Rank: 14, Value: $617 million
2002: Rank: 16, Value: $518 million
2001: Rank: 22, Value: $405 million
2000: Rank: 25, Value: $329 million
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