Magazine article USA TODAY

North American Sports Cities Rankings

Magazine article USA TODAY

North American Sports Cities Rankings

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With the North American sports industry pulling in nearly $69,400,000,000 last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at the Best Sports Cities.

To determine where the game always is on regardless of season, WalletHub compared over 420 small to large cities across more than 50 key metrics. The data set ranges from performance level of the city's team(s) to average ticket price per game.

Starting from No. 1, the 10 best large sports cities are Boston, Mass.; New York; Los Angeles, Calif.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Chicago, III.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Detroit, Mich.; and Dallas, Texas, and Atlanta, Ga. (a tie).

The 10 best midsize cities, beginning at the top, are Green Bay, Wis.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Buffalo, N.Y.; Orlando, Fla.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Glendale, Ariz.; Durham, N.C.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Baton Rouge, La.; and Cambridge, Mass.

The 10 best small cities, from the first down, are Clemson, SC. …

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