Boston Ranked A Most Valuable Sports City In The U.S.
Online Betting Guide (OLBG) recently analyzed the revenue each professional team brings into their home city. They focused on the five major leagues; NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and MLS. According to their study, Boston ranks as the 11th most valuable sports city in the country.
This report was specific to cities as opposed to overall markets. Therefore, the Patriots and Revolution weren’t included in Boston’s tally, as their stadiums are too far outside of Boston.
Nonetheless, Boston still ranked as a top 15 most valuable pro sports city with just three teams (and two stadiums). OLBG found that the Bruins current revenue was $218 million. The Celtics current revenue was $361 million. The Red Sox bring in the most with $479 million.
OLBG also looked at these figures from a state perspective. Doing so, Massachusetts brings the local rank up to number eight in the country. The Bay State currently brings in $1.598 billion. Again, the difference is largely in part to adding in the Patriots and Revolution here.
What Cities And Markets Are At The Top?
There are no major surprises here besides what you may expect from the order. In the cities category, Chicago, New York, Arlington, and Los Angeles are the top four, respectively. However, in OLBG’s forecasting, New York is expected to take over the top spot by 2030 with an estimated revenue of $2.487 billion.
On the state level, the top four align to California, Texas, Florida, and New York. The Sunshine State appears here as the state has four major cities home to pro sports teams.
The Bruins and Celtics had winning seasons where the Celtics pushed deep into the playoffs. Fenway Park always draws a crowd. Even with the team playing poorly, the legendary stadium is a destination for baseball enthusiasts worldwide.