River Cats Ranked Most Valuable Minor League Team



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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Forbes magazine has ranked the Sacramento River Cats the most valuable minor league team in the nation. 

The magazine says the River Cats are worth $38 million, and generates $14 million in revenue, with $7.1 million in operating income.

According to Forbes, the River Cats, the AAA affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, command some of the league’s highest-priced ticket options, and lead all minor league teams in ticket revenue. 

Two other regional AAA Pacific Coast League teams also made the top-25 list.

The Fresno Grizzlies tied for 15th place, with a value of $24 million; $6.3 million in revenue; and operating income at -$1.6 million. The team is the AAA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.

The Reno Aces are 18th on the list, with a value of $23 million; $7.4 million in revenue; and operating income of $900,000. The team is the AAA affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

 

 

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