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Report: New York Is 2021’s 5th Best City for Football Fans

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With Super Bowl LV just days away from being played before socially-distanced fans, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its Super Bowl LV By The Numbers infographic together with its report on 2021’s Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans.

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.

Make sure to check out the infographic for cool stats about the biggest sporting event of the year. Here are some highlights from each report:

Football Fandom in New York (1=Best, 122=Avg.):

  • 28th – Performance Level of NFL Team
  • 15th – Avg. Ticket Price for NFL Game
  • 54th – Min. Season Ticket Price for College Football Game
  • 30th – NFL Stadium Capacity
  • 3rd – Number of NFL Championship Wins23rd – NFL Attendance
  • 30th – NFL Fan Engagement

New York ranks No. 5 overall and No. 4 among large cities.

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.

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