“I’m very, very sorry for the Islanders organization and its loyal fans. There is no question that everyone who cares about the Islanders did the best they could to help with the referendum. Once again, this story is far, far from over. I would still suggest keeping the faith and I believe the Islanders will remain in the New York area – with Nassau still the leading contender.”
Yankees, Giants and Jets all make Forbes’ top-10 of most valuable franchises in professional sports
Six of the ten most valuable franchises in sports play American football, according to a list issued by Forbes, and two of them play in the same yet-to-be-sponsored stadium.
The Giants were ranked eighth, and the Jets, co-owners of the New Meadowlands Stadium, checked in at No. 10. Both earned their way among the world’s top 50, trailing only the Yankees in the tri-state area. The Giants were tagged as worth $1.18 billion while the Jets weighed in at $1.14 billion.
Only one baseball team was able cement its status in the top-10: The Yankees. The Bronx Bombers checked in at No. 3 on the list with a value of $1.7 billion.
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