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Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans


Nine cities in Florida were ranked.

To call yourself a true fan of football is to acknowledge that the sport is more than a game: it’s a sacred American tradition. You’re not just a spectator but also a participant. You don’t just proudly wear your team’s jersey, perfect your game-day chili or tailgate with fellow fans. You must roar like an American when your team scores a touchdown — or express supreme dismay when their asses are handed to them on a platter.

But to show your passion for the sport, you need the best seats in the house. With Super Bowl LI upon us, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared 244 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional football team across 17 key metrics. The data set ranges from “number of NFL and college football teams” to “average ticket price for an NFL game” to “fan friendliness.”

Here are the rankings for the cities in Florida:

15 Miami
19 Tampa
30 Jacksonville
37 Tallahassee
38 Gainesville
144 Orlando
194 Boca Raton
217 Daytona Beach
236 DeLand

Click on a city to see how it ranked:

Use this link to see the winners, read expert sports commentary and view a full description of how the cities were ranked.

For fun and interesting facts about the biggest sporting event of the year, make sure to check out WalletHub’s Super Bowl LI By The Numbers infographic.


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