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Sports Franchises in the US - Industry Market Research Report

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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