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.

OverallCityTotal Score‘NFL’ RankNCAA Rank
9Glendale, AZ–Cardinals36.946235
118Tempe, AZ–ASU16.5832100
130Tucson, AZ–U of A16.2932112

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 FansWorst Cities for Football Fans
1Green Bay, WI235Worcester, MA
2Pittsburgh, PA236DeLand, FL
3New York, NY237Cape Girardeau, MO
4Dallas, TX238Valparaiso, IN
5Boston, MA239East Hartford, CT
6Seattle, WA240Amherst, MA
7Philadelphia, PA241Lexington, VA
8Indianapolis, IN242New Britain, CT
9Glendale, AZ243Pine Bluff, AR
10Minneapolis, MN244Davidson, 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.