Minnesota Vikings Franchise Value Rockets After New Stadium Deal

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 17: The Minnesota Vikings run on to the field before the game against the Buffalo Bills on August 17, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings went up in value, according to Forbes Magazine.

The Minnesota Vikings may not yet have a new home, but the fact that a new stadium is coming has boosted their value, according to the Forbes Magazine NFL team value list that was released Wednesday.

The Vikings are worth $975 million and were one of two teams to make the biggest jumps in value to due to forthcoming new stadiums, according to Forbes via an article on ESPN.com.

Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf hope the stadium will be completed by 2016, in time for the Vikings to host a Super Bowl (if they were to win the bid for that year) and perhaps get a Major League Soccer franchise.

The Dallas Cowboys were valued the highest, at $2.1 billion, while the Cincinnati Bengals dropped in value, from $875 million to $871 million. Twenty teams are worth at least $1 billion, up from 15 last season.

Stick with SB Nation Minnesota for more coverage of the Vikings, or head over to The Daily Norseman. For news and analysis from all 32 teams across the league, SB Nation's dedicated NFL hub has you covered.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.