The Best Cities For Football Fans

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

  • Well, WalletHub set out to determine the best cities for football fans.
  • They looked at 240 cities on 21 key metrics, in both pro and college football-related categories.
  • Factors include 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 62.58 out of 100.
  • Pittsburgh tops the list for pro-football rank, and comes in 7th for college football.
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama ranks number one for college football.
  • As for the cities for this year’s Super Bowl-bound teams, Los Angeles ranks at five, while Cincinnati is in ninth. 

Top Ten Cities For Football Fans 

  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Dallas, TX
  3. Green Bay, WI
  4. Boston, MA
  5. Los Angeles, CA
  6. New York, NY
  7. Miami, FL
  8. New Orleans, LA
  9. Cincinnati, OH
  10. Indianapolis, IN 


  • As for the worst football fan cities, that “honor” went St. George, Utah with a score of just 4.96 of 100.

Other tidbits from the survey: 

  • Green Bay, Wisconsin has the best performing NFL team, while Jacksonville, Florida has the worst.
  • Jacksonville, Florida has the lowest average ticket price for an NFL game, while Las Vegas, Boston and San Francisco have the most expensive ticket.
  • 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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