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River Cats Ranked Most Valuable Minor League Team

 
  

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.