- In honour of Super Bowl LIII on February 3, 2019, Wallethub released a study ranking the top cities in the nation for both pro and college football fans.
- Expected powerhouses like Boston, Green Bay, and Dallas made the top 10, but there are a few surprises as well.
- The study took 21 factors into account, including number of teams, fan friendliness, and average ticket price.
Super Bowl LIII, or Super Bowl 53, will be held on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The New England Patriots will go up against the Los Angeles Rams – their first since leaving St. Louis, Missouri.
To celebrate, Wallethub compared more than 240 cities across the US to determine what the best cities for football fans are, whether they love the NFL or college ball.
With a system based on 21 key factors – from ticket prices to stadium accessibility, attendance, and fan engagement – Wallethub ranked the 10 best cities to be in if you’re a super-fan.
10. Seattle, Washington
9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
8. Oakland, California
Oakland won’t be a football city for long. The Raiders are currently set to move to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the 2020 season.
7. New Orleans, Louisiana
According to Wallethub’s study, New Orleans Saints fans are the fourth-most engaged fans, and their team is the fifth-best performing team.
It makes perfect sense that the party capital of America is a great home for rowdy football fans.
6. Miami, Florida
Miami ranks so highly on this list due to the combined force of the fans of both the NFL team, the Miami Dolphins, and the college team, the University of Miami Hurricanes.
5. New York, New York
New York boasts not one, but two pro football teams: the New York Giants and the New York Jets, though the teams come in towards the bottom of Wallethub’s ranking in terms of performance, accessible stadiums, and fan engagement.
4. Dallas, Texas
The Dallas Cowboys have played in eight Super Bowls and have won five.
3. Green Bay, Wisconsin
The Green Bay Packers are another iconic team, with four Super Bowl wins under their belt. Their fans also tied for first for most engaged, and their stadium is the most accessible.
2. Boston, Massachusetts
The New England Patriots, under the leadership of the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady, have made Boston an extremely fun place to live, in terms of football.
They have won the Super Bowl five times since 2001, and could win their sixth this year.
1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Topping off the list is Pittsburgh, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers lead the league in Super Bowl wins (six), have a readily accessible stadium, are tied for first for most engaged fans,and have a pretty solid college football team, the University of Pittsburgh Panthers.
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