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Minnesota Vikings Franchise Value Rockets After New Stadium Deal

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

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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.

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