With Super Bowl LI just days away, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans together with its Super Bowl LI By The Numbers infographic.
To identify the best cities for football fans, WalletHub analyzed 244 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional football team based on 17 key metrics, ranging from the number of NFL and college football teams to average ticket prices.
Football Fandom in Los Angeles (1=Best, 122=Avg.):
29th – Performance Level of NFL Team
39th – Performance Level of College Football (FBS & & FCS) Team(s)
5th – Avg. Ticket Price for an NFL Game
29th – NFL Stadium Capacity
12th – Number of NFL Championship Wins
5th – Number of College Football Championship Wins
27th – NFL Attendance
31st – NFL Fan Engagement
Los Angeles ranks 22nd overall and 19th among large cities.
Super Bowl LI By The Numbers
$4,800: Average price of a Super Bowl LI ticket (vs. an average of $3,334 for the previous four Super Bowls).
$5+ Million: Cost of 30-second Super Bowl ad (up 110 percent since 2007).
1.23+ Billion: Number of chicken wings that will be eaten, along with 14,500+ tons of chips and 8+ million pounds of guacamole.
51.7+ Million: Number of cases of beer sold on Super Bowl Sunday (1.5+ million people call in sick to work the next day).
1,300: Number of planes more than usual that will touch down at Houston airports during Super Bowl week, of which 85 percent will be large corporate jets.