Detroit Lions Next To Last On Forbes Annual List
The Lions are showing up near the bottom of a lot of preseason lists, and the annual Forbes list is no different.
Every year Forbes puts out a list of the most valuable franchises in the NFL, and the Lions traditionally come in near the bottom. This year the Lions are ranked 31st out of 32 teams. The only team lower on the list is Buffalo.
This probably isn't surprising news to any Lions fans, but there are some very surprising stats around the information from Forbes. I think the biggest shocker is that the Lions have actually increased their value by 15% over last year. There are only a handful of teams to do that.
Another big shocker is that Detroit is actually lowering ticket prices this season. Normally a team that is hoping to increase revenue would put it directly on the back of the fans, but not this year. Detroit is struggling with a sub par team again, so the goal is just to get fans in the door.
Just in case you were wondering, the Cowboys are the most valuable team this year. That shouldn't surprise anyone considering they've been on the top of the list for the last 13 years!
Just to put this into perspective. The Lions gained 15% and are valued at $2 Billion. The Cowboys were down and are valued at $5.5 Billion.