We have researched the data to reveal the the best football cities to live in based on the number of sports bars, food and drink prices, as well as winning percentages and championships.
Best Football City in America
1. Boston – (8.00 football fan score)
The best city for football fans is Boston, with a score of 8 out of 10. Boston’s local team, the New England Patriots, had the third-highest win percentage over the last five years at almost 44%. The Patriots’ home stadium, the Gillette Stadium, also offers one of the best food and drink prices in the NFL. Their six championships also make for good reading for those fans in Boston.
2. Pittsburgh – (7.59 football fan score)
Pittsburgh is the second-best city to be a football fan, with a score of 7.59 out of 10. As well as the high number of sports bars, Pittsburgh’s local team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, have tallied a high win percentage at almost 42%, as well as 6 championships in their history.
3. Green Bay – (6.76 football fan score)
Green Bay completes our top three with a football fan score of 6.76 out of 10. Green Bay has the highest number of sports bars per 100,000 people, with 14.8. The Green Bay Packers have also won almost 43% of their games over the last five years. However, Green Bay has the lowest number of stadiums and arenas, lowering their score considerably.
Best Cities to be a Football Fan
|Rank||City||NFL Team||Sports Bars per 100,000||Stadiums||Food and Drink Price Score||Average Win % (Last 5 Years)||No. of Championships||Score /10|
|1||Boston||New England Patriots||5.8||32||8.48||65.51%||6||8|
|4||Green Bay||Green Bay Packers||14.8||6||6.38||64.04%||4||6.69|
|5||San Francisco||San Francisco 49ers||9.5||25||2.07||48.01%||5||6.29|
|9||New Orleans||New Orleans Saints||9.2||20||3.9||71.84%||1||5.38|
|10||Kansas City||Kansas City Chiefs||4.6||19||4.79||74.12%||2||5.31|
|11||Tampa||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4.1||51||4.23||50.29%||2||5.17|
|16||Las Vegas||Las Vegas Raiders||8.6||32||0.47||43.01%||3||4.76|
|17||New York||New York Giants|
New York Jets
|22||Los Angeles||LA Rams|
- Using our research into the teams with the best home-field advantage to get the average win percentage for each team in each city for the last five years.
- For cities with more than one team, we took the average for those teams to get the city’s average.
- We used Wikipedia to get the number of championships each NFL team had.
- Our average beer, soft drink, and hot dog prices came from Team Marketing.
- *Data for soft drink and hot dog prices was missing for the San Francisco 49ers.
- We also used Yelp to find the number of sports bars, as well as the number of stadiums and arenas in each city. We looked at sports bars, stadiums, and arenas within five miles of the city center.
- We normalized the above factors to get a score out of 10, before taking an average of these scores to get our results, focusing only on the city’s local team for that sport.