Lions Team Worth 200 Times More Than What William Clay Ford Paid For It

March 10, 2014

"According to the last estimate from Forbes, about $900 million."

Bill Shea of Crain's Detroit Business on what the Lions are worth today.

Detroit Lions’ owner William Clay Ford, Sr. died of pneumonia Sunday at age 88. Those who knew him say the thing he wanted most was to win a Super Bowl. It never happened, as the team won just one playoff game in 51 seasons under Ford’s ownership. Ford bought the Lions in 1963 for $4.5 million. WDET's Pat Batcheller asked Bill Shea of Crain's Detroit Business now much the team is worth today, and who will take over as the new owner. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.