Boston is the #2 sports city in America. This is according to a new study from WalletHub that took a look at several categories before making its decision. They analyzed 397 cities across more than 50 key metrics related to the five largest sports in the U.S.: football, basketball, baseball, soccer and hockey. Not only should Boston be #1, but I will go a step further. There is NO way the city that beat us should be #1. Let’s dive in a little further and found out how Boston was ranked at #2.
So first off, it’s soccer and its fanbase (or lack thereof) that’s bringing Boston down. In the rankings of all 5 major sports, soccer is ranked #14 in the country. Now this is simply after the polling experts from WalletHub asked people in each city which sport they follow. Also, each sport is weighted differently. Football is the highest weighted sport at 54%. Then it drops drastically. Basketball is weighted next at 16%. Next is baseball at 13%. Soccer is next at 11%. Then hockey is last at only 6%. This may be a key reason why Boston is not #1. Boston was actually ranked the #1 city in America for hockey which is weighted the least on the WalletHub poll. So you understand now how this is all determined.
We will now show you the rankings of the top 10 sports cities in America. You can agree or disagree but the numbers don’t lie. And when we get to #1, you can certainly sit back and wonder just like the rest of us how this city beat us. There are also other shocking rankings in the top 10. Let us know if you agree with this list or not In the meantime, we all know there is no debating that Boston is THE BEST sports city to live in in the WORLD. We can just end that discussion NOW!