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11 owners of more than one major sports franchise

New Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula is the latest cross-sports majority franchise owner.

With the announcement that Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula and his family have purchased the Buffalo Bills, we decided to look around the major professional sports landscape at other individuals who possess ownership stakes in multiple franchises. Below are the most high-profile cross-sport owners of NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL franchises or English Premier League clubs.

Paul Allen

Seattle Seahawks (NFL), Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

James Dolan (The Madison Square Garden Co.)

New York Knicks (NBA), New York Rangers (NHL)

(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The Glazer Family

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), Manchester United (EPL)

(AP Photo/Jin Lee)
(AP Photo/Jin Lee)

Josh Harris

Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), New Jersey Devils (NHL)

(AP Photo/Saquan Stimpson)
(AP Photo/Saquan Stimpson)

John Henry (Fenway Sports Group)

Boston Red Sox (MLB), Liverpool (EPL)

(AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
(AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Mike Ilitch

Detroit Tigers (MLB), Detroit Red Wings (NHL)

(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Shahid Khan

Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL), Fulham (EPL)

(Richard Dole-USA TODAY Sports)
(Richard Dole-USA TODAY Sports)

Stan Kroenke

St. Louis Rams (NFL), Denver Nuggets (NBA), Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Arsenal (EPL)

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

*Kroenke transferred ownership of his Denver-based franchises to his son, Josh, in order to comply with the NFL’s cross-ownership rules that prohibit an NFL owner from owning another sports franchise in an existing league market.

Ted Leonsis (Monumental Sports & Ent.)

Washington Wizards (NBA), Washington Capitals (NHL)

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Terry Pegula

Buffalo Bills (NFL), Buffalo Sabres (NHL)

(AP Photo/David Duprey)
(AP Photo/David Duprey)

Jerry Reinsdorf

Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago White Sox (MLB)

(AP Photo/Scott Eisen, File)
(AP Photo/Scott Eisen, File)

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