To determine the best cities for football fans, personal finance website WalletHub compared more than 240 U.S. cities across 21 key metrics. Its data set ranged from number of NFL and college football teams to average ticket price for an NFL game to fan friendliness.
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Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for football fans, according to WalletHub analysts.
Atlanta finished at No. 14, with an overall scored of 40.74. The city ranked No. 16 for pro football and No. 103 for college football.
At the top of the list was Pittsburgh, with a total score of 63.49.
Boston, the closest city to the Patriots, was No. 2, both overall and in the pro football ranking, with a score of 55.24. The Rams’ Los Angeles rounded out the top 20, with a score of 37.51.
Read WalletHub's full report here.
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