Forbes names Vikings least valuable NFL franchise
Forbes magazine recently ranked NFL teams in order of value with the Minnesota Vikings coming out at the bottom, due primarily to their home in the much-maligned HHH Metrodome. "That's simply because of their stadium," Senior editor Michael Ozanian said. "They have one of the five worst stadium situations in pro football." Forbes puts a $658 million sticker price on the purple, while the beleaguered Washington Redskins topped the charts at $1.26 billion. The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots were the other two teams breaching the billion-dollar mark. The Vikes were ranked 30th last year, but Arizona and Atlanta increased sponsorships and ticket sales, leaving the purple in the cellar.