San Diego Chargers Near Bottom of Most Valuable NFL Teams List

August 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Forbes.com just released their annual rankings of the most valuable franchises in the NFL, and surprisingly the San Diego Chargers are nowhere near the top.
The San Diego Chargers, who are the only NFL franchise left in the Southern California region, are ranked 24 out of the 32 NFL franchises. Hard to believe about a team that has made the playoffs five of the last six seasons, and has won four straight AFC West division titles.
The Chargers are currently worth $907 million, a 1-percent decrease from 2009 when the team was worth $917 million.
The Spanos family, lead by patriarch Alexander G. Spanos, purchased the Chargers in 1984 for $70 million. Spanos has since handed over the day to day operations of the team to his son Dean.
The Chargers claim that they can't compete fiscally in the NFL without the aid of a new football stadium; however, the team is having a difficult time keeping current season ticket holders, and selling their overpriced "...

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