Recent history has made Boston a haven for football fans.
Results of a study Wallet Hub published Monday show Boston is the second-best city in the United States for football fans, behind only Pittsburgh, Pa. Wallet Hub weighed factors such as ticket prices, the fan-friendliness of stadiums, fan engagement and 18 and others to determine where 240 U.S. locales rank in the best football cities pecking order.
The on-field performances of the six-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and the high-level of fan engagement were among the principle reasons why Boston was the No. 2 overall and professional-football city in the U.S. Boston seemingly didn’t suffer much due to the high ticket prices at Gillette Stadium (second-most-expensive out of 30 NFL markets) or the fact that it’s just the 194th best college football city.
In addition to Pittsburgh and Boston, Dallas, Green Bay, Wisc., and New York City make up the top-five cities for fans of the most popular spectator sport in the U.S.