Report: Steelers worth $1.118 billion
The Steelers' estimated value went up, but their rank among the world's 50 most valuable franchises took a tumble.
According to Forbes' annual survey, the Steelers are worth an estimated $1.118 billion, but they fell four spots to 27th.
Forbes released the survey Wednesday.
The Steelers were estimated to be worth $996 million in 2012 and $1.1 billion in 2013.
The Steelers trail AFC North rival Baltimore ($1.227 billion) but are ahead of Cleveland ($1.005 billion) and Cincinnati ($924 million).
The NFL dominated Forbes' list, with 30 of the league's 32 franchises represented. Dallas led the way at $2.3 billion (No. 5) followed by New England ($1.8 billion) at No. 8, Washington ($1.7 billion) at No. 9 and the New York Giants ($1.55 billion) at No. 10.
The only two NFL teams not represented were Jacksonville and Oakland.
Soccer giants Real Madrid ($3.44 billion), Barcelona ($3.2 billion) and Manchester United ($2.81 billion) top the list.
The Pirates and Penguins did not make the list.
Just six MLB teams are represented, and Toronto ($1.15 billion, No. 26) is the only team from the NHL.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- NFL Draft preview: Safety crop offers no sure-fire stars
- Safety Collins seeks to buck Alabama DB trend
- Steelers legend Blount to announce team’s second-round draft pick
- Miami linebacker Perryman eager to stand tall on draft day
- NFL Draft preview: UCLA’s Kendricks leads deep inside linebacker class
- Steelers wrap up pre-draft visits with four defensive players
- Wisconsin’s Gordon flashes ahead of the pack
- Steelers open daunting season at Patriots, play 5 prime-time games
- Versatile Iowa lineman Scherff in solid position
- NFL Draft preview: Running back class is deep, talented
- This year’s NFL Draft does not appear to offer a Gronkowski type