Where the Panthers rank among the world’s most valuable sports teams

Where the Panthers rank among the world’s most valuable sports teams
The Carolina Panthers are the only local franchise to make Forbes' list of the world's most valuable sports teams. (MELISSA KEY/ CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL)

CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers are once again the lone franchise in the two states to make Forbes’ list of the world’s most valuable teams.

The NFL Panthers, valued at $2.4 billion, landed on the list at No. 41 — in a three-way tie with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and Major League Baseball’s New York Mets. The Charlotte Hornets did not make the 2020 ranking.

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Hedge-fund billionaire David Tepper bought the Panthers in 2018 for nearly $2.3 billion. His Tepper Sports & Entertainment also owns the city’s newly awarded Major League Soccer expansion club, dubbed Charlotte FC, but that team won’t take the field until 2022.

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