Philadelphia Ranked As 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. As a result of these numbers, Philadelphia ranks as one of the country’s top 10 most valuable sports cities.
This report was specific to cities as opposed to overall markets. Philadelphia benefits greatly with four major sports teams playing on the same campus. Given its distance from the city, Subaru Park in Chester (home of the Major League Soccer team the Union) would not qualify here.
Nonetheless, Philly still ranked as the fifth most valuable pro sports city with their four teams (and three stadiums). OLBG found that the current pro sports revenue brought in was $1.296 billion.
OLBG also looked at these figures from a state perspective. Pennsylvania is the fifth most valuable pro sports market in the country.
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 (not including college sports).
The Eagles and 76ers both had winning seasons, and the Eagles started 2023 in the Super Bowl. Citizens Bank Park always draws a crowd. Even with the team in third place, the defending NL champ’s stadium is a destination for baseball enthusiasts from all over the world.