When it comes to the city with the most valuable sports franchises, nobody beats New York and only Los Angeles is even in the same neighborhood.
Using Forbes’ franchise valuations, SportFacts.org compiled the total value of pro sports franchises in every city that has at least one team in one of the five major North American pro sports leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS). The teams in New York top the list with a collective value of $18.72 billion, followed by Los Angeles at $15.79 billion.
Interestingly, San Francisco and Oakland would rank third if their teams were combined into one group. As it stands now, San Francisco stands to jump up the list when the Warriors move from Oakland to San Francisco and Oakland is going to go way down when they lose the Warriors and the Raiders.
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