The numbers are in.
Forbes released its 2017 NFL franchise valuations on Monday and the 49ers are worth an estimated $3.05 billion -- the fifth highest mark in the league.
Last year, Forbes estimated that the franchise was worth $3 billion -- the fourth highest mark in the league.
Washington, who was fifth in 2016 at $2.95 billion, is fourth this year at $3.1 billion.
The Cowboys ($4.8 billion), Patriots ($3.7 billion) and Giants ($3.3 billion) are the Top 3.
The 49ers' two percent increase is tied for the second smallest with the Tennessee Titans.
The only team whose valuation stayed the same -- the New York Jets.
Levi’s Stadium hosted more non-NFL events in its first three years than any other new stadium. Top events included Wrestlemania, the NHL Outdoor Game, the Pac-12 title game and several big-name concerts. The stadium generated more than $8.5 million for the city coffers in its first two years. But on the gridiron, the fall of the 49ers has been swift. After three straight conference championship games and a Super Bowl appearance between 2011 and 2013 under coach Jim Harbaugh, the Niners opened their $1.2 billion new stadium in Santa Clara for the 2014 season. The last two seasons have been a disaster with only seven wins in 32 games. Coaches Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly both lasted only one season. Fans aren't happy and some have dumped their Stadium Builders Licenses on the secondary market and recouped less than half their cost. The 49ers required season ticket holders to buy SBLs costing as much as $20,000 per seat to fund Levi's Stadium. Sales of the SBLs raised $553 million. The team hired new coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch in the offseason. Both received six-year contracts to engineer the large rebuilding effort necessary. The 49ers will pay more than $15 million to Shanahan and their two recently fired head coaches in 2017.
The 49ers lost to the Seahawks, 12-9, on Sunday to fall to 0-2 this season.