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List of Publicly Traded Sports Franchises Listed on Major U.S. Exchanges

Whether you call it soccer in the United States or football everywhere else in the universe, football/soccer team Manchester United (MANU) ranks as not only one of the strongest football brands but one of the strongest sports brands in the world. They have a tremendous following and sell a variety of merchandise in addition to their normal football operations. There are also a number of other English Premier League and other football teams that are publicly traded on foreign exchanges (AS Roma, Juventus, Borussia, Dortmuch, Lazio, etc.) but they are not listed on U.S exchanges.

As far as American Sports go, there are very few NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL teams that are available for public consumption. The few that exist are owned by parent companies that are normally engaged in numerous other activities. Here are sports franchises that are wholly or partially owned by publicly traded companies:

  • NFL: None
  • NHL: New York Rangers (Madison Square Garden); Toronto Maple Leafs (Rogers Communications, BCE); Montreal Canadiens (BCE)
  • NBA: New York Knicks (Madison Square Garden); Toronto Raptors (Rogers Communications, BCE)
  • MLB: Atlanta Braves (Liberty Media Corporation); Toronto Blue Jays (Rogers Communications)

A few other sports teams used to be publicly traded including the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Indians but no longer are public companies. The Green Bay Packers are not a publicly traded company despite the fact that they periodically issue shares which can be viewed as little more than collector’s items.

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List of Publicly Traded Sports Related Companies

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Sports Teams: Large-Cap Stocks

BCE, Inc (BCE) (Canada, Telecom: Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors)

Liberty Media Corporation (LMCA)  (Subsidiaries – Sirius Satellite Radio and the Atlanta Braves. Interest and/or investments in Live Nation Entertainment, Time Warner and Viacom)

Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI) (Canada: Communications and Media Company: Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors)

Sports Teams: Mid-Cap Stocks

Manchester United Ltd. (MANU) (Popular football team)

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) (New York Knicks and New York Rangers)

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