See Where Your Town Ranks Among 2018’s Best And Worst Cities For Football Fans

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With Super Bowl LII almost upon us, personal-finance site WalletHub is back with its annual report for 2018 on America’s Best And Worst Cities For Football Fans.

To determine the best places for loving on America’s number one sport, WalletHub compared more than 240 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional football team based on 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from number of NFL and college football teams to average ticket prices.

Here’s what they learned…

Best vs. Worst
— The New England Patriots’ performance level (number of wins divided by total games played over the past three seasons), 81.3 percent, is 9.8 times better than the Cleveland Browns’ 8.3 percent.
— Dallas has the highest NFL team popularity ranking, 1st, while Los Angeles has the lowest at 31.5th.
— Jacksonville, Florida, has the lowest average ticket price for an NFL game, $61.40, which is 2.1 times less expensive than in Chicago, the city with the highest at $131.90.
— The Alabama Crimson Tide’s performance level, 93.2 percent, is 11.2 times better than the Kansas Jayhawks’, 8.3 percent.
— Cookeville, Tennessee has the lowest minimum season-ticket price for an NCAA (FBS & FCS) game, $36, which is 31.9 times less expensive than in South Bend, Indiana, the city with the highest at $1,150.

And here are the top, and bottom 10, for 2018 (full list here)…

Best Cities for Football Fans
1. Green Bay, WI
2. Pittsburgh, PA
3. Dallas, TX
4. Boston, MA
5. New York, NY
6. Los Angeles, CA
7. Glendale, AZ
8. Philadelphia, PA
9. Oakland, CA
10. Cincinnati, OH

Worst Cities for Football Fans
234. Logan, UT
235. New Britain, CT
236. West Lafayette, IN
237. East Hartford, CT
238. Cape Girardeau, MO
239. Valparaiso, IN
240. Pine Bluff, AR
241. Davidson, NC
242. Syracuse, NY
243. Jackson, MS

They also ranked the cities by size (large, midsize, small) with Pittsburgh, Green Bay and Tuscaloosa taking the top spots respectively. To view those lists, just click here.

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