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2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Basketball Fans – WalletHub Study

2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Basketball Fans – WalletHub Study

With the NBA Finals kicking off on May 30 and the league allowing teams to sell ad space on uniforms as of 2017, estimated to generate $100 million to $150 million in yearly revenue, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Basketball Fans as well as accompanying videos.

To find the best cities for professional- and college-basketball fans, WalletHub compared more than 290 of the largest cities across 21 key metrics, ranging from the performance level of each city’s NBA and NCAA Division 1 basketball teams to ticket prices to stadium accessibility.

Basketball Fandom in New York (1=Best, 145=Avg.):

  • 26th – Performance Level of NBA Team(s)
  • 198th – Performance Level of NCAA Div. 1 Basketball Team(s)
  • 27th – Avg. Ticket Price for NBA Game
  • 221st – Minimum Season-Ticket Price for NCAA Div. 1 Basketball Game
  • 27th – NBA Stadium Capacity
  • 288th – College Basketball Stadium Capacity
  • 9th – Number of NBA Championship Wins
  • 16th – NBA Attendance
  • 27th – NBA Fan Engagement
  • 279th – College Basketball Fan Engagement

New York ranks 14th overall and 13th among large cities.

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