Good job all you Hawks, Dream, Bulldog, Yellow Jacket, Panther and Owl fans, but there is still improvement that can be made.
With March Madness is full swing, WalletHub has released its annual survey of cities with best and worst basketball fans. Atlanta ranks a healthy 11th on the list that takes into account ticket prices, fan engagement and team’s performance.
To find the best cities for NBA and college basketball fans, WalletHub’s analysts compared 297 of the largest cities across 18 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 Atlanta (1=Best, 148=Avg.):
- 9th – Performance Level of NBA Team(s)
- 109th – Performance Level of NCAA Div. 1 Basketball Team(s)
- 6th – Average Ticket Price for an NBA Game
- 86th – Minimum Season-Ticket Price for an NCAA Div. 1 Basketball Game
- 8th – Accessibility of NBA Stadiums
- 12th – Number of NBA Championship Wins
- 21st – NBA Attendance
- 21st – Franchise Value of NBA Teams
- 33rd – Number of Sports Bars per Capita
Los Angeles is rated as having the best basketball fans in America, followed by Boston and San Antonio. Clinton, SC is ranked as having the worst.
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