Phillies, Eagles among most valuable teams

Citizens Bank ParkYour Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies were ranked by Forbes Magazine as two of the 50 most valuable sports franchises in the world.

The Eagles, valued at $1.26 billion, ranked 15th while the Phillies, valued at $896 million, ranked 41st in the magazine’s yearly rankings.

Come next year the Fightin’s, which ranked 48th in 2012, could rank even higher in next year’s chart as the team is in “the process of negotiating a new local television deal with CSN Philadelphia that could be worth twice as much as their present deal with the network,” according to Forbes.

The Eagles ranked 14th in 2012.

Your Flyers and 76ers didn’t make the cut, but don’t fret, only three NBA teams cracked the list: Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls. And not one NHL team made the cut.

European soccer clubs dominated the top 5, with Real Madrid coming in at number 1 with at a value of $3.3 billion.



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