This Texas City is Top 3 Best for Football Fans – Abilene Cracks Top 200
The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles square off in the biggest NFL game of the year this Sunday. Ahead of the big game, new research shows the best and worst football fans in the United States, and it looks like this Texas city made the top 3.
I was born and raised in Texas and I can tell you that football has been a huge part of my life ever since I was able to say Dallas Cowboys. Our passion for our favorite teams in Texas runs deep as it does in other states. But in Texas, entire towns are basically shut down as we root for our favorite team whether it's professional or high school football.
What cities in the U.S. are the best and worst for football?
The personal-finance group WalletHub released its list of the best and the worst cities for football fans. Honestly, it's really no surprise that a Texas city made the top 3 list. I'm just surprised that the Lone Star State only had one city make the top 10.
To come up with their numbers, WalletHub compared more than 240 U.S. cities with at least one college and professional football team. Then they used 21 metrics including the number of NFL teams, franchise value, the performance level of both college and pro teams, attendance, and more.
Click on the interactive infographic to see what Texas cities are the best and worst for football fans.
Cracking the top 3 list is Dallas Texas which shouldn't be surprising just based on the value and fan base of the Dallas Cowboys. If you click around even more you'll find Abilene landing in the top 200 at number 180.
Top 10 Best Cities for Football Fans
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Dallas, Texas
- Boston, Massachusets
- Los Angeles, California
- New York, New York
- Miami, Florida
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- New Orleans, Lousiana
- Kansas City, Missouri
Top 10 Worst Cities for Football Fans
- Valparaiso, Indiana
- Easton, Maine
- Fort Collins, Colorado
- Louisville, Kentucky
- Lawrence, Kansas
- Waco, Texas (Really, Waco?)
- Knoxville, Tenessee
- Columbia, South Carolina
- Davidson, North Carolina
- Boulder, Colorado