This Charlotte Suburb Was Just Ranked The 3rd Worst City In America For Football Fans

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With Super Bowl 52 less than a week away, football is rising to the top of everyone’s mind. In some cities, like Pittsburgh, Green Bay, and Boston, the atmosphere is becoming electric, however, in others, not much has changed…

Davidson, NC is one such place, ranking as the 3rd worst city in America for football fans.

The financial analyst website WalletHub.com compared the top 240 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional football team across 21 key metrics. Their data set ranged from the number of NFL and college football teams to the average ticket price for an NFL game to fan friendliness.

Here is the complete ranking for the largest 240 cities in America with at least 1 football team;

Source: WalletHub
Overall Rank
(1 = Best)
City Total Score ‘Pro Football’ Rank ‘College Football’ Rank
1 Green Bay, WI 63.12 1 234
2 Pittsburgh, PA 59.09 2 8
3 Dallas, TX 48.92 3 234
4 Boston, MA 48.09 4 180
5 New York, NY 46.44 6 27
6 Los Angeles, CA 44.13 8 37
7 Glendale, AZ 44.07 5 234
8 Philadelphia, PA 42.44 16 7
9 Oakland, CA 42.43 7 234
10 Cincinnati, OH 41.89 10 97
11 Atlanta, GA 41.87 13 31
12 Seattle, WA 41.42 11 83
13 New Orleans, LA 40.56 9 203
14 Washington, DC 39.62 14 85
15 Indianapolis, IN 39.10 17 79
16 Miami, FL 38.87 19 44
17 Kansas City, MO 38.82 12 234
18 Minneapolis, MN 38.37 15 163
19 Charlotte, NC 37.26 18 176
20 Nashville, TN 35.40 27 96
21 Buffalo, NY 35.05 23 174
22 Cleveland, OH 34.29 20 234
23 Baltimore, MD 34.28 25 195
24 San Francisco, CA 33.80 21 234
25 Detroit, MI 33.54 22 234
26 Tampa, FL 33.24 28 101
27 Chicago, IL 33.19 24 234
28 Denver, CO 32.43 26 234
29 Houston, TX 32.23 30 17
30 Jacksonville, FL 28.69 29 204
31 Tuscaloosa, AL 28.03 31 1
32 Clemson, SC 25.13 31 2
33 Princeton, NJ 23.41 31 3
34 State College, PA 21.68 31 5
35 East Lansing, MI 21.23 31 4
36 Chapel Hill, NC 20.40 31 9
37 Grambling, LA 20.05 31 11
38 West Point, NY 19.94 31 12
39 Tallahassee, FL 19.60 31 13
40 Athens, GA 19.45 31 14
41 Stillwater, OK 19.42 31 15
42 Ann Arbor, MI 19.41 31 6
43 Baton Rouge, LA 18.91 31 16
44 Williamsburg, VA 18.87 31 18
45 Hanover, NH 18.75 31 19
46 Stanford, CA 18.63 31 10
47 Hamilton, NY 18.59 31 21
48 Cambridge, MA 18.36 31 23
49 Troy, AL 18.14 31 24
50 Morgantown, WV 18.00 31 25
51 Boone, NC 17.97 31 26
52 Athens, OH 17.93 31 28
53 Fayette, MS 17.76 31 30
54 DeKalb, IL 17.58 31 34
55 Annapolis, MD 17.50 31 35
56 Jacksonville, AL 17.46 31 36
57 Conway, AR 17.30 31 38
58 Durham, NH 17.24 31 39
59 Fargo, ND 17.22 31 40
60 San Diego, CA 17.21 31 20
61 Albuquerque, NM 17.10 31 41
62 Huntington, WV 17.07 31 42
63 Norman, OK 17.02 31 43
64 Oxford, MS 16.95 31 22
65 Prairie View, TX 16.87 31 45
66 Martin, TN 16.84 31 46
67 Cheney, WA 16.83 31 47
68 Cullowhee, NC 16.81 31 48
69 Harrisonburg, VA 16.79 31 49
70 Brookings, SD 16.68 31 50
71 Mount Pleasant, MI 16.59 31 51
72 Lake Charles, LA 16.57 31 52
73 Morehead, KY 16.54 31 53
74 Boise, ID 16.54 31 54
75 Starkville, MS 16.47 31 29
76 Toledo, OH 16.47 31 55
77 West Long Branch, NJ 16.43 31 56
78 Huntsville, TX 16.41 31 57
79 Clarksville, TN 16.31 31 58
80 Lewisburg, PA 16.27 31 59
81 New Haven, CT 16.26 31 32
82 Norfolk, VA 16.24 31 60
83 Ruston, LA 16.23 31 61
84 Auburn, AL 16.20 31 33
84 Spartanburg, SC 16.20 31 62
86 Evanston, IL 16.18 31 63
87 Cedar City, UT 16.11 31 64
88 University Park, TX 16.05 31 65
89 Birmingham, AL 16.04 31 66
90 Berkeley, CA 16.01 31 67
91 Durham, NC 15.91 31 68
92 Bethlehem, PA 15.75 31 69
93 Smithfield, RI 15.75 31 70
94 South Bend, IN 15.71 31 71
95 Newark, DE 15.67 31 72
96 Orlando, FL 15.62 31 73
97 Provo, UT 15.59 31 74
98 Murfreesboro, TN 15.58 31 75
99 Macomb, IL 15.57 31 76
100 Colorado Springs, CO 15.52 31 77
101 Kennesaw, GA 15.47 31 78
102 Orangeburg, SC 15.38 31 80
103 Richmond, KY 15.28 31 82
104 Orono, ME 15.23 31 84
105 Youngstown, OH 15.22 31 86
106 Des Moines, IA 15.22 31 87
107 Pullman, WA 15.18 31 88
108 Worcester, MA 15.16 31 89
109 Poughkeepsie, NY 15.15 31 90
110 North Charleston, SC 15.14 31 91
111 San Antonio, TX 15.13 31 92
112 Grand Forks, ND 15.13 31 93
113 Flagstaff, AZ 15.10 31 94
114 Salt Lake City, UT 15.08 31 95
115 Itta Bena, MS 15.02 31 98
116 Conway, SC 14.99 31 99
117 Normal, IL 14.96 31 100
118 College Park, MD 14.93 31 102
119 Akron, OH 14.90 31 103
120 Hammond, LA 14.89 31 104
121 Mobile, AL 14.86 31 105
122 Lincoln, NE 14.77 31 106
123 Bowling Green, OH 14.68 31 107
124 Boulder, CO 14.62 31 108
125 Laramie, WY 14.60 31 109
126 Charleston, IL 14.60 31 110
127 Greenville, SC 14.59 31 111
128 Abilene, TX 14.50 31 113
129 Blacksburg, VA 14.46 31 114
130 Daytona Beach, FL 14.46 31 115
131 Greeley, CO 14.40 31 116
132 Fort Worth, TX 14.39 31 117
133 Nacogdoches, TX 14.36 31 118
134 Fayetteville, AR 14.31 31 119
135 Statesboro, GA 14.28 31 120
136 Towson, MD 14.27 31 121
137 Boiling Springs, NC 14.25 31 122
138 Hattiesburg, MS 14.24 31 123
139 Madison, WI 14.20 31 124
140 Bowling Green, KY 14.19 31 125
141 Jonesboro, AR 14.14 31 126
142 Loretto, PA 14.13 31 81
143 Vermillion, SD 14.10 31 127
144 Montgomery, AL 14.07 31 128
145 Chattanooga, TN 14.06 31 129
146 Manhattan, KS 14.05 31 130
147 Cookeville, TN 14.05 31 131
148 Elon, NC 13.93 31 132
149 Memphis, TN 13.88 31 133
150 Johnson City, TN 13.87 31 134
151 Gainesville, FL 13.85 31 135
152 Winston-Salem, NC 13.81 31 136
153 Columbus, OH 13.78 31 137
154 San Luis Obispo, CA 13.77 31 138
155 Ypsilanti, MI 13.63 31 139
156 Lafayette, LA 13.60 31 140
157 Beaumont, TX 13.58 31 141
158 Tulsa, OK 13.55 31 142
159 Denton, TX 13.55 31 143
160 DeLand, FL 13.53 31 144
161 Lexington, VA 13.50 31 145
162 Natchitoches, LA 13.46 31 146
163 Hampton, VA 13.45 31 147
164 Ames, IA 13.44 31 148
165 Columbia, SC 13.38 31 149
165 Murray, KY 13.38 31 150
167 Iowa City, IA 13.38 31 112
168 Boca Raton, FL 13.37 31 151
169 Las Cruces, NM 13.32 31 152
170 Thibodaux, LA 13.32 31 153
171 Charlottesville, VA 13.29 31 154
172 Kent, OH 13.28 31 155
173 Louisville, KY 13.27 31 156
174 Easton, PA 13.27 31 157
175 Muncie, IN 13.26 31 158
176 Richmond, VA 13.14 31 159
177 Oxford, OH 13.12 31 160
178 College Station, TX 13.08 31 161
179 Austin, TX 13.03 31 164
180 Knoxville, TN 13.03 31 165
181 El Paso, TX 13.02 31 166
182 Sacramento, CA 13.02 31 167
183 Reno, NV 13.01 31 168
184 Springfield, MO 13.01 31 169
185 Waco, TX 12.97 31 170
186 Kingston, RI 12.87 31 171
187 Missoula, MT 12.85 31 172
188 Fresno, CA 12.80 31 173
189 Lexington, KY 12.77 31 175
190 Monroe, LA 12.72 31 177
191 Champaign, IL 12.69 31 178
192 Clinton, SC 12.68 31 179
193 Eugene, OR 12.54 31 181
194 Terre Haute, IN 12.51 31 182
195 Huntsville, AL 12.46 31 183
196 Honolulu, HI 12.41 31 185
197 Las Vegas, NV 12.36 31 187
198 Pocatello, ID 12.32 31 188
199 Raleigh, NC 12.22 31 189
200 Corvallis, OR 12.14 31 190
201 San Marcos, TX 12.11 31 191
202 Greenville, NC 12.06 31 192
203 Buies Creek, NC 12.04 31 162
204 Lubbock, TX 12.01 31 193
205 Bloomington, IN 11.73 31 196
206 Davis, CA 11.50 31 198
207 Fort Collins, CO 11.48 31 199
208 Dayton, OH 11.44 31 184
209 Greensboro, NC 11.39 31 186
210 Amherst, MA 11.28 31 202
211 San Jose, CA 11.00 31 205
212 Kalamazoo, MI 10.97 31 194
213 Lawrence, KS 10.84 31 206
214 Stony Brook, NY 10.80 31 197
215 Savannah, GA 10.67 31 207
216 Dover, DE 10.56 31 208
217 Cedar Falls, IA 10.54 31 200
218 Columbia, MO 10.47 31 201
219 Portland, OR 9.90 31 214
220 Tempe, AZ 9.39 31 209
221 Bozeman, MT 9.35 31 210
222 Macon, GA 9.32 31 211
223 Lynchburg, VA 9.28 31 212
224 Charleston, SC 9.20 31 213
225 Ogden, UT 9.08 31 215
226 Piscatawayship, NJ 8.98 31 216
227 Moscow, ID 8.92 31 217
228 Fairfield, CT 8.81 31 218
229 Tucson, AZ 8.61 31 219
230 Providence, RI 8.45 31 220
231 Ithaca, NY 8.32 31 221
232 Carbondale, IL 8.30 31 222
233 Albany, NY 8.11 31 223
234 Logan, UT 8.05 31 224
235 New Britain, CT 7.96 31 225
236 West Lafayette, IN 7.96 31 226
237 East Hartford, CT 7.48 31 227
238 Cape Girardeau, MO 7.41 31 228
239 Valparaiso, IN 7.27 31 229
240 Pine Bluff, AR 7.04 31 230
241 Davidson, NC 6.69 31 231
242 Syracuse, NY 6.65 31 232
243 Jackson, MS 6.38 31 233

 

To read more about how they ranked each city, you can read the full report on WalletHub.com here.

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