Four Bay Area teams crack Forbes' list of most valuable sports franchises

Warriors are now the 3rd-most valuable franchise in the NBA

Karl Buscheck
July 12, 2017 - 3:01 pm

Four Bay Area teams made the cut for Forbes' annual list of the 50 most valuable franchises in the world.

The San Francisco 49ers remained the most valuable of the local clubs, ranking No. 9 overall (fourth in the NFL) with a $3 billion valuation. The San Francisco Giants check in at No. 19, valued at $2.65 billion. That's good for fifth-best in baseball.

Meanwhile the Warriors, who have claimed two titles in three seasons, were tied for No. 20 overall at $2.65 billion. With that valuation, the Dubs vaulted past the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers to secure the No. 3 spot in the NBA. 

The Oakland Raiders broke into the top 50, landing in the No. 34 spot, valued at $2.1 billion. That makes the Raiders the 20th most valuable NFL franchise while representing a one-year change of 47 percent — the second highest increase among the 51 teams.

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