Glendale Among Best Football Cities Super Bowl Fans

Glendale, Arizona is among the best for Super Bowl fans. Tucson and Tempe are among the worst. Glendale, home of Phoenix stadium where the Cardinals play, made the top ten at number nine as one of the Best cities for Football Fans.

WalletHub released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans on Monday.

Overall City Total Score ‘NFL’ Rank NCAA Rank
9 Glendale, AZ–Cardinals 36.94 6 235
118 Tempe, AZ–ASU 16.58 32 100
130 Tucson, AZ–U of A 16.29 32 112

To quantify and identify the best cities for football fans, WalletHub analyzed 244 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional football team based on 17 key metrics, ranging from the number of NFL and college football teams to average ticket prices.

Best Cities for Football Fans Worst Cities for Football Fans
1 Green Bay, WI 235 Worcester, MA
2 Pittsburgh, PA 236 DeLand, FL
3 New York, NY 237 Cape Girardeau, MO
4 Dallas, TX 238 Valparaiso, IN
5 Boston, MA 239 East Hartford, CT
6 Seattle, WA 240 Amherst, MA
7 Philadelphia, PA 241 Lexington, VA
8 Indianapolis, IN 242 New Britain, CT
9 Glendale, AZ 243 Pine Bluff, AR
10 Minneapolis, MN 244 Davidson, NC

Best vs. Worst

  • The New England Patriots’ performance level is four times better than the Jacksonville Jaguars’ and Cleveland Browns’.
  • The Alabama Crimson Tide’s performance level is 33 times better than the Austin Peay Governors’.
  • Jacksonville, Fla., 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.
  • Baltimore has the lowest minimum season-ticket price for an NCAA (FBS & FCS) game, $20.00, which is 68.8 times less expensive than in South Bend, Ind., the city with the highest at $1,375.00.
  • Charlotte, N.C. has the highest NFL team popularity index, while San Francisco is the city with the lowest.

To read the full report and to see where your city ranks, click here.

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