For many Chicago football fans, as well as fans across the country, Super Bowl is far more than just a game: it’s a sacred American tradition. Fans aren’t just spectators, but are also participants. They do more than just proudly wear a team’s jersey, perfect game-day chili or tailgate with fellow fans.
But as passionate as Chicago Bears fans are, where do they actually rank with other cities? Weeeeeeell, it ain’t pretty.
Personal finance site, WalletHub, has just released its Super Bowl LV By The Numbers infographic together with its report on 2021’s Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans, as well as accompanying videos.
To determine the best places for loving on America’s favorite 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 the number of NFL and college football teams to stadium capacity to fan engagement.
So, where do Chicago fans rank?
Chicago also ranks 28th as the least accessible NFL stadium. Now one could consider that WalletHub listed 245 cities. So, Chicago is in the top 10% of football cities. So, yeah flip the script.
Here are the Best Cities and the Worst:
|Best Cities for Football Fans||Worst Cities for Football Fans|
|1. Pittsburgh, PA||236. Fort Collins, CO|
|2. Dallas, TX||237. Louisville, KY|
|3. Boston, MA||238. New Britain, CT|
|4. Green Bay, WI||239. Columbia, SC|
|5. New York, NY||240. Ithaca, NY|
|6. Miami, FL||241. Davidson, NC|
|7. New Orleans, LA||242. Valparaiso, IN|
|8. Los Angeles, CA||243. Providence, RI|
|9. Indianapolis, IN||244. Stephenville, TX|
|10. San Francisco, CA||245. St. George, UT|
Super Bowl LV By The Numbers
- $5,506: The average cost of a ticket to the past five Super Bowls.
- $8,613: Lowest price of a Super Bowl LV ticket on the resale market (30% increase from 2020).
- It is the 1st time in 37 years when Budweiser won’t air an ad during the Super Bowl (joining Coca-Cola, Hyundai and Pepsi).
- 14,500 fans and 7,500 vaccinated healthcare workers will be at Raymond James Stadium for Super Bowl LV (30% of the stadium’s capacity).
- 72%: Share of Americans who say they are unlikely to host or attend a Super Bowl party this year.