Chicago Bears among most valuable NFL franchises

    Legend: Data: Sportico;  Table: Axios visuals
Legend: Data: Sportico; Table: Axios visuals

The Chicago Bears may only have won one Super Bowl, but they’re still one of the most valuable franchises in the NFL.

Why is this important: Sportico’s value ranking comes as the Bears debate whether to move on from Soldier Field.

  • The City of Chicago has offered to redevelop Soldier Field for $2.2 billion, which would include a dome and possibly naming rights. The Bears have repeatedly said that they are currently working on only one stadium project, at Arlington Park.

Driving the news: The Bears are valued at $5 billion, No. 6 in the NFL.

  • They rank well below the No. 1 Dallas Cowboys – Team USA – and the No. 2 Los Angeles Rams. Both have built new stadiums in the last 15 years.

The context: The Bears are one of the original NFL franchises, owned by Virginia McCaskey since the death of her father, George Halas, in 1983.

Zoom out: The team is worth the same as Barcelona, ​​the second most valuable football franchise in the world, and the LA Dodgers, the second most valuable MLB franchise.

Separately, the Bulls are valued at $3.65 billion, fourth in the NBA.

The bottom line: Aaron Rodgers and the Packers may own us on the court, but they’re trailing in the pocketbook.

And after: The Bears play their first preseason game this Saturday.

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