As a follow up to one of our previous posts, we commissioned Curvity Design to create an infographic to demonstrate the risk vs. the reward in purchasing a professional sports franchise (including the Forbes’ evaluation of team value at or near the time of the team’s sale). Â Hope you enjoy the results! Â Thanks to Laura Bennett at Curvity Design for developing the graphic…great work Laura! Â Follow her on Twitter atÂ @curvitydesign. Â She is also on Facebook atÂ facebook.com/curvityÂ and her website isÂ www.curvity.com.
Also, many thanks to our blog manager, Griffin Booth, for his efforts in researching data for this infographic. Â You can also see his previous post on the topic (“How Accurate are Forbes Franchise Evaluations?”) by clickingÂ here.
Not pictured in the infographic is the current tug-of-war for the rights to the NBA’s Sacramento Kings franchise. Â Reports suggest the franchise could be sold for upwards of $500 million, while Forbes currently puts a $525 million valuation on the team. Â The current owners of the franchise paid just $156 million for the Kings in 1998.
Griffin Booth is in his first year as Sports Career Consultingâ€™s Blog Manager. Â He is a recent Washington State University graduate where he majored in communications with an emphasis in broadcasting. Â Booth began his career as an intern with sports radio 950 KJR in Seattle where he was responsible for managing the showâ€™s podcasts. Â He later gained experience as a news anchor, producer,Â and reporter for Cable 8 news in the greater Pullman area. In addition to his role with Sports Career Consulting, he is currently an intern with Washington State Universityâ€™s Cougar Athletic Fund, helping to raise money for student-athlete scholarships. Â Born and raised in Seattle, Booth is a huge fan of all Seattle sports. For any questions, comments, or feedback please feel free to contact Griffin by email atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. Â You can also follow him on Twitter @gbooth6.