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The Best US Cities For Football Fans


With the Super Bowl this Sunday, lots of Patriots and Rams fans will be proudly wearing their team gear all over town, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Boston and Los Angeles are the best cities for the ultimate football fans.

Well, WalletHub set out to determine the best and worst cities for football fans, looking at 240 cities on 21 key metrics, including the number of NFL and college football teams per city, average ticket price, and fan friendliness, and the results may surprise you.

Overall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, home of the Steelers, took the honor as the best overall city for football fans, with a score of 63.49 out of 100. Pittsburgh tops the list for pro-football rank, and comes in 13th for college football. As for the cities for this year’s Super Bowl-bound teams, Boston comes in just behind Pittsburgh in second, while Los Angeles is at 20

Top Ten Cities For Football Fans

  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Boston, MA
  3. Green Bay, WI
  4. Dallas, TX
  5. New York, NY
  6. Miami, FL
  7. New Orleans, LA
  8. Oakland, CA
  9. Philadelphia, PA
  10. Seattle, WA

As for the worst football fan cities, that “honor” went Pine Bluff, Arkansas with a score of just 6.46 of 100.

Ten Worst Cities For Football Fans

  • Pine Bluff, AK
  • Davidson, NC
  • Corvallis, OR
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Ithaca, NY
  • Providence, RI
  • Bowling Green, KY
  • Charleston, SC
  • New Britain, CT
  • West Lafayette, IN

Click here to see where your city falls on the list.

Other tidbits from the survey:

  • Boston has the best performing football teams, while Cleveland, Ohio has the worst.
  • Cleveland, Ohio has the lowest average ticket price for an NFL game, while Los Angeles, California has the most expensive, at a cost almost double that of Cleveland.
  • While Green Bay, has the most accessible football stadium, New York has the least accessible (maybe because it’s really in New Jersey).

Source: WalletHub

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