Sports Franchises in the US
The Sports Franchises industry provides entertainment to millions of Americans every year, but only individuals and collective owners in the highest income brackets can afford to operate within the industry. Depending on the sport, the value of a professional franchise can range between $200.0 million and over $4.0 billion in total assets. Team owners are responsible for generating revenue through ticket sales, media deals and endorsements, while also maintaining the team's facilities and building a winning team. The industry has experienced impressive growth over the past five years. Projected gradual growth in the US economy is expected to benefit the industry over the five years to 2018. Attendance at sporting events will likely continue to climb in response to renewed levels of consumer income, while major sporting events, such as the Super Bowl and other playoff broadcasts, are anticipated to continue to receive higher ratings.
This industry comprises sports teams or clubs that participate in live professional or semiprofessional sporting events (e.g. baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer and other team sports) before a paying audience. The sports franchises included in this industry may or may not operate their own facilities for staging games or other spectator sports events.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.