Best Football Cities

best football cities in america

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

RankCityNFL TeamSports Bars per 100,000StadiumsFood and Drink Price ScoreAverage Win % (Last 5 Years)No. of ChampionshipsScore /10
1BostonNew England Patriots5.8328.4865.51%68
2PittsburghPittsburgh Steelers11.2334.763.09%67.59
3BaltimoreBaltimore Ravens7.9198.8564.41%26.69
4Green BayGreen Bay Packers14.866.3864.04%46.69
5San FranciscoSan Francisco 49ers9.5252.0748.01%56.29
6DenverDenver Broncos7.2377.6336.99%36.21
7DallasDallas Cowboys2724.5955.37%56
8AtlantaAtlanta Falcons5.8369.8843.24%05.45
9New OrleansNew Orleans Saints9.2203.971.84%15.38
10Kansas CityKansas City Chiefs4.6194.7974.12%25.31
11WashingtonWashington Commanders8.8264.9938.24%35.24
11TampaTampa Bay Buccaneers4.1514.2350.29%25.17
13SeattleSeattle Seahawks4.6266.5160.74%15.1
14MinneapolisMinnesota Vikings5465.4956.91%05.03
15MiamiMiami Dolphins5.3274.2645.59%24.9
16Las VegasLas Vegas Raiders8.6320.4743.01%34.76
17CincinnatiCincinnati Bengals10.6355.9635.51%04.55
17New YorkNew York Giants
New York Jets
19PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Eagles3.1384.0454.34%14.48
20ChicagoChicago Bears3.8602.1948.31%14.34
21HoustonHouston Texans2567.440.96%04.28
22Los AngelesLA Rams
LA Chargers
23IndianapolisIndianapolis Colts0.6238.1150.59%14.21
24PhoenixArizona Cardinals0.7517.7842.94%04
25CharlotteCarolina Panthers4.7266.7440.88%03.52
26ClevelandCleveland Browns5.2197.339.41%03.31
27DetroitDetroit Lions5.3314.7632.28%03.24
28NashvilleTennessee Titans4.9173.8961.62%03.17
29BuffaloBuffalo Bills2.8163.560.44%02.41
30JacksonvilleJacksonville Jaguars1.4152.4731.03%00.69


  • 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.


Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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