With Super Bowl LIV just days away, with the San Francisco 49ers facing the Kansas City Chiefs, the personal-finance website WalletHub released on Wednesday its Super Bowl LIV By The Numbers infographic together with its report on 2020’s Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans as well as accompanying videos.
WalletHub compared more than 240 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional football team based on 21 key metrics to determine the best places where the sport thrives.
As far as the NY area goes, among the best cities include New York, New York, which came in at the No 5 spot.
On the opposite end, however, Ithaca, New York, and Brookville, Long Island, came in ranked at the 241st and 245th positions.
|Best Cities for Football Fans||Worst Cities for Football Fans|
|1. Pittsburgh, PA||236. El Paso, TX|
|2. Boston, MA||237. Lawrence, KS|
|3. Dallas, TX||238. Louisville, KY|
|4. Green Bay, WI||239. New Britain, CT|
|5. New York, NY||240. Columbia, SC|
|6. New Orleans, LA||241. Ithaca, NY|
|7. Miami, FL||242. Davidson, NC|
|8. San Francisco, CA||243. Providence, RI|
|9. Philadelphia, PA||244. Valparaiso, IN|
|10. Oakland, CA||245. Brookville, NY|
Super Bowl LIV By The Numbers
Here are some mind-blowing Super Bowl facts:
— Would you like to attend football’s biggest game? Of course, you would, but the average cost of a ticket to the past five Super Bowls is $5,706.
Yes, I know, I’ll be watching on TV, too.
— The average cost for a 30-second commercial during Super Bowl LIV is $5.6 million, up 107% since 2008.
Get ready to pay more for your beer and chips.
— 1.4 Billion: The number of chicken wings that will be eaten during the Super Bowl weekend, along with at least 11.2 million pounds of chips, eight million pounds of guacamole and 10 million pounds of ribs.
No wonder Americans keep gaining weight.
— 1 in 2: This is the share of people who would sacrifice their vacation days for one year to watch their team win the Super Bowl. More than 1 in 3 would give up their annual bonus.
Hey, I need a break every now and again, right?
— 22.7 million American adults are likely to bet on the Super Bowl, legally wagering a record-breaking $325 million.
Wow. That’s some serious scratch.
To view the full Wallethub report and your city’s rank, please visit https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-cities-for-football-fans/9691/.