In the "Forbes" magazine's Top Ten in 2009 the richest sports club, NFL, six clubs the list, respectively, the Dallas Cowboys (No. 2), Washington Redskins (No. 3), New England Patriots ( No. 5) New York Giants (No. 8), the New York Jets (No. 9), Houston Texans (No. 10), the European soccer clubs have three the list, American professional baseball league that only the New York Yankees ranked No. 4, NBA the team without a chart.
The magazine wrote that, although in the past year, continued economic recession, the market value of more than one billion U.S. dollars in the number of sports clubs has increased, currently 25, including NFL club reached as many as 19. Economic crisis, a greater impact for the small club, but with the NFL that the influence of even the country club little impact in the past year, NFL teams has shrunk the average value of only 1.5%, the richest 10 total NFL club value of 16.4 billion U.S. dollars, while 22 teams total value of 30.3 billion U.S. dollars, the wealth gap is very small.
But in the MLB, the middle club has been severely destroyed, such as Atlanta, San Francisco, Texas and Cleveland, these teams have pulled out of one billion yuan club, only the New York Yankees to increase horsepower "printing money" because the team from the television and the new stadium to get a huge amount of revenue. NBA teams are also surprising step backward, the Los Angeles Lakers value from a year ago, 700 million 70 million U.S. dollars fell to 600 million U.S. dollars, is still in the NBA ahead of the pack, because the second place New York Knicks drop more. It is clear that the fare increase are too large and the impact of the high cost of advertising, on-site spectators and sponsors of the NBA have been afraid of.