The value of the Ravens

The value of the Ravens
July 15, 2013, 4:45 pm
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Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome (center) speaks to the crowd at The White House.

(Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)

Forbes just ranked the Ravens as the 19th most valuable sports team in the world. 

The list just came out and has a number of NFL teams on it-- led by the Dallas Cowboys, valued at $2.1 billion for owner Jerry Jones. The Real Madrid soccer team is first on the list at $3.3 billion.

According to the list, owner Steve Bisciotti's Ravens are valued at $1.157 billion and "[they] won their second Super Bowl in franchise history in February capping the 17-year career of future Hall of Famer Ray Lewis. This team's stadium naming rights deal with M&T Bank is worth $75 million over 15 years."

NFL teams can do better than other sports due to things like luxury suites and higher prices for tickets. But the Ravens have done much better financially since Art Modell moved the team to Baltimore before the 1996 season. They weren't faring as well financially in Cleveland, a reason Modell was looking at relocating the team at that time.