Americans love their sports. It’s not a surprising comment but a statement of fact, and with so many different professional sports leagues in the country, they also have a lot to choose from when it comes to watching a game or match. But have you ever wondered what the most profitable sports leagues are? Which are the ones that are bringing in the big bucks?
Let’s take a look at the three most profitable sports leagues here in the US.
What’s the Best Way to Enjoy the Action?
Before we take a look at the top sports leagues, why not look at some of the best ways to enjoy the action? Watching a game live is the ultimate best option, but that’s not always possible, especially if your favorite league and/or team is in a different state.
Catching the games on TV can be fun, but what adds another layer of excitement is online sports betting. You can check out what’s available in your state. There are many solutions on the market in Maryland so check out if this one suits you best. This is just a small look at how you can give sports betting a try should the game inspire you to get involved.
NFL – National Football League
If you guessed that the NFL is the ultimate biggest sports league in the entire country, then you can pat yourself on the back. Bringing in an estimated $13 billion yearly, the NFL has deep roots in the country.
You can break those numbers down further and look at the most valuable NFL team which is the Dallas Cowboys. It’s the most profitable professional sports team not just in the US, but in the world for 2021. The Cowboys are even more valuable than some of the top European football teams – which is a different sport but one of the most popular sports in all of Europe. European star soccer players are often known for their big salaries. It seems like fans can’t get enough of the Cowboys that have a valuation of $5.7 billion.
Other highly valuable NFL teams include the New England Patriots, New York Giants, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets and the Chicago Bears.
MLB – Major League Baseball
Coming in second is the MLB; after all, baseball is known as America’s favorite pastime. What makes this so interesting is that baseball isn’t exactly a popular sport around the world. Sure, it has fans, clubs and teams, but the majority of the action and fan base is located within the US. That is a testament to how popular the sport is within the country, as the profits are being generated almost completely on a domestic platform. Many MLB teams show up on the list of the world’s most valuable sports teams for 2021 and they include the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets.
NBA – National Basketball Association
Then we have the NBA, which has some very valuable teams as well. For many sports fans across the country, basketball is their game of choice. The league began back in 1949 but it took until the early 1980s to take off and start pulling in some serious cash. The league even expanded to include a couple of franchises in Canada.
One thing is for sure as you look at this list of profitable and valuable sports leagues in the United States and that’s the fact that fans can’t seem to get enough of their favorite sports.
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