With Super Bowl LVI just days away, personal-finance website WalletHub has released its 2022 list for Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans and Indianapolis comes in at No. 10 overall for professional football. To determine the best places for fans to enjoy the 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 is based on stadium capacity to fan engagement.
“Football is by far Americans’ favorite sport to watch, with more popularity than basketball, baseball and soccer combined,” stated WalletHub. “In fact, 62% of Americans consider themselves either a fan or “somewhat” of a fan of professional football, and 54% say the same for college football.”
In some of the subcategories, Indianapolis ranks 12th for average ticket price for regular season NFL games. According to WalletHub, the average cost of a ticket to the past five Super Bowls has been $6,214.
The lowest price of a Super Bowl LVI ticket on the resale market, following the conference championships, was $5,397.
The top city for NFL fans is Pittsburgh.