The financial publication has published their annual look at the most valuable franchises in professional sports, and the Vikings have seen their value go up by a whopping 38% over what it was at this time a year ago. That’s one of the biggest increases among the top 50 teams that Forbes lists.
The value of the Vikings’ franchise now sits at a cool $2.2 billion, which places them at #30 among franchises in all sports, but just 17th in the National Football League, which shows just how huge the NFL is. Of the 32 NFL teams, 29 of them rank in the 50 most valuable franchises in all of professional sports, with only the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, and Detroit Lions missing the list.
The Wilf family purchased the Vikings from Red McCombs for $600 million back in 2005, which means that the value of the franchise has gone up about 366% since they’ve been the owners. That’s a pretty solid return on investment right there.