With the 2019 Stanley Cup finals in full gear and the average NHL ticket now costing more than an NBA ticket, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best Cities for Hockey Fans as well as accompanying videos along with its Stanley Cup Facts infographic.
To determine the best places for hockey spectators, WalletHub compared 73 U.S. cities based on two divisional categories, professional and college hockey, across 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from the performance level of the city’s teams to minimum season ticket prices to stadium capacity. You can find some highlights from both the report and the infographic below.
|Top 20 Cities for Hockey Fans|
|1||Boston, MA||11||St. Louis, MO|
|2||Detroit, MI||12||Denver, CO|
|3||Pittsburgh, PA||13||San Jose, CA|
|4||Chicago, IL||14||Philadelphia, PA|
|5||New York, NY||15||St. Paul, MN|
|6||Newark, NJ||16||Sunrise, FL|
|7||Anaheim, CA||17||Glendale, AZ|
|8||Buffalo, NY||18||Dallas, TX|
|9||Tampa, FL||19||Los Angeles, CA|
|10||Washington, DC||20||Raleigh, NC|
To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:
Stanley Cup Facts
- $15.9M – Highest NHL salary for the 18-19 season (John Tavares), compared to $34.7M, highest salary in the NBA (Stephen Curry).
- 4.8M – Average viewers for the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals (most watched final since 2015).
- $1,983 – Price of tickets for the 2018 Stanley Cup Final, the most expensive ever recorded.
To see all the stats, and the full infographic, please visit: