We wanted to see what states had the most valuable sports teams, so we pulled data on individual team values for the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and MLS and added them together in each state. You can see the full value of each state’s sport teams in the map and graph below:

Each state’s value in sport teams:

State Total value (in billions)
CA $29.875
NY $20.523
TX $14.945
FL $10.665
IL $10.337
PA $9.892
MA $9.285
CAN $7.403
OH $6.933
DC $6.28
MO $5.135
CO $4.785
AZ $4.52
GA $4.515
MN $4.4
MI $4.375
WI $4.06
WA $3.915
MD $3.48
NC $3.09
TN $3.06
IN $3.06
LA $2.5
OR $1.26
UT $1.035
OK $1.025
NJ $0.32
Grand Total $180.673

Below you can find the individual values of each city’s teams (in billions):

City  State NFL NBA MLB NHL MLS Total
New York NY  $       5.85  $       5.10  $       5.70  $       1.64  $       0.43  $    18.72
Los Angeles CA  $       5.00  $       5.00  $       4.50  $       1.02  $       0.27  $    15.79
Chicago IL  $       2.70  $       2.50  $       4.03  $       0.93  $       0.18  $    10.34
Boston MA  $       3.40  $       2.20  $       2.70  $       0.80  $       0.19  $       9.29
Dallas TX  $       4.20  $       1.45  $       1.55  $       0.50  $       0.15  $       7.85
Washington DC  $       2.95  $       1.00  $       1.60  $       0.58  $       0.16  $       6.28
Houston TX  $       2.60  $       1.65  $       1.45  $       0.22  $       5.92
Philadelphia PA  $       2.50  $       0.80  $       1.65  $       0.72  $       0.15  $       5.82
San Francisco CA  $       3.00  $       2.65  $       5.65
Oakland CA  $       2.10  $       2.60  $       0.88  $       5.58
Miami FL  $       2.40  $       1.35  $       0.94  $       0.24  $       4.93
Denver CO  $       2.40  $       0.89  $       1.00  $       0.39  $       0.11  $       4.79
Phoenix AZ  $       2.03  $       1.10  $       1.15  $       0.24  $       4.52
Atlanta GA  $       2.13  $       0.89  $       1.50  $       4.52
Minneapolis MN  $       2.20  $       0.77  $       1.03  $       0.40  $       4.40
Detroit MI  $       1.65  $       0.90  $       1.20  $       0.63  $       4.38
Pittsburgh PA  $       2.25  $       1.25  $       0.57  $       4.07
Cleveland OH  $       1.85  $       1.20  $       0.92  $       3.97
Seattle WA  $       2.23  $       1.40  $       0.29  $       3.92
Toronto CAN  $       1.13  $       1.30  $       1.10  $       0.25  $       3.77
Baltimore MD  $       2.30  $       1.18  $       3.48
Indianaolis IN  $       2.18  $       0.88  $       3.06
Charlotte NC  $       2.08  $       0.78  $       2.86
Kansas City MO  $       1.88  $       0.95  $       0.20  $       3.03
Tampa Bay FL  $       1.80  $       0.83  $       2.63
Cincinnati OH  $       1.68  $       0.92  $       2.60
New Orleans LA  $       1.75  $       0.75  $       2.50
Green Bay WI  $       2.35  $       2.35
Nashville TN  $       2.00  $       0.27  $       2.27
St. Louis MO  $       1.80  $       0.31  $       2.11
Jacksonville FL  $       1.95  $       1.95
Buffalo NY  $       1.50  $       0.30  $       1.80
Milwaukee WI  $       0.79  $       0.93  $       1.71
San Antonio TX  $       1.18  $       1.18
San Diego CA  $       1.13  $       1.13
Montreal CAN  $       1.12  $       0.14  $       1.26
Sacramento CA  $       1.08  $       1.08
Portland OR  $       1.05  $       0.21  $       1.26
Oklahoma City OK  $       1.03  $       1.03
Orlando FL  $       0.92  $       0.24  $       1.16
Salt Lake City UT  $       0.91  $       0.13  $       1.04
Memphis TN  $       0.79  $       0.79
Vancouver CAN  $       0.70  $       0.13  $       0.83
San Jose CA  $       0.47  $       0.18  $       0.65
Edmonton CAN  $       0.45  $       0.45
Calgary CAN  $       0.41  $       0.41
Oottawa CAN  $       0.36  $       0.36
Winnipeg CAN  $       0.34  $       0.34
Newark NJ  $       0.32  $       0.32
Columbus OH  $       0.25  $       0.12  $       0.37
Raleigh NC  $       0.23  $       0.23

Source: Special thanks to Forbes‘ annual sport team valuations.