Wallethub recently submitted the results of its search for the best sports cities in 2019.
The criteria for which they base their rankings can be as confusing as advanced math, but such a calculation is required when undertaking an important task.
Wallethub broke up the cities into three separate population sizes. The website used 50 crucial metrics across 418 U.S. Sports Cities related to the five most significant sports in the United States (football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer).
Large cities: (More than 300,000 people)
Tom Brady and his wicked aaahm defended Boston’s number one slot from 2018 as their score of 54.25 ranked the highest. The city celebrated it’s second Super Bowl in three years while the Bruins lost in the Stanley Cup Finals. Boston owned the top spot in basketball and hockey while ranking second in football.
New York ranked second with a score of 48.15. They finished with the top spot in baseball while also finishing in the top five in hockey and football.
Los Angeles (47.2), Pittsburgh (43.6), and Philadelphia (40.34) rounded up the top five large cities. LA took the top spot for soccer, while Pittsburgh ranked first in football.
Midsize cities: 100,000 to 300,000 people
- Cincinnati, OH (30.94)
- Buffalo, NY (25.71)
- Green Bay, WI (24.27)
- Salt Lake City, UT (23.51)
- Orlando, FL (20.25)
Small cities: Fewer than 100,000 people
- Clemson, SC (19.58)
- West Point, NY (18.84)
- State College, PA (18.64)
- Chapel Hill, NC (17.56)
- Tuscaloosa, AL (17.01)
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