Forbes named both the Eagles and the Phillies to its annual list of the world’s 50 most-valuable sports teams. The Eagles come in at No. 17, while the Phillies are No. 39.
The Eagles are worth $1.314 billion. They trail the other three teams in the NFC East in valuation: Dallas is No. 5 (the most-valuable NFL team), Washington is No. 9 and the Giants are No. 10. Real Madrid is the most-valuable sports team in the world; the Yankees are No. 1 in the U.S. (and No. 4 worldwide).
In old news, the city and state kicked in a ton of money to build these billion-dollar businesses stadiums a decade ago.