Report: Cincinnati ranks top 10 in best cities for visiting NFL fans
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - As we enter peak football season, fans across the nation continue to cheer on their favorite NFL teams in the stands, at a bar and even in the comfort of their homes.
But what makes a great football experience? Is it the atmosphere? The food? The drinks in peoples’ hands?
According to a report by Bonus Finder Blogger Fintan Costello, Cincinnati ranks No. 9 as one of the best cities for visiting NFL fans.
The Queen City scored 73.19 out of 100, just two points below Denver, Colorado, and two slots above Nashville, Tennessee, a major party center with a honky tonk bar scene.
To determine the best city, Bonus Finder calculated scores based on several factors.
- How iconic the football stadium is
- The prestige of the team’s franchise
- Sports bars within walking distance
- The distance from the city’s center to the stadium
- The cost of a hot dog at the stadium
- Bars within walking distance
- The cost of a beer at the stadium
- Gambling opportunities
- Sports-related activities nearby
Here’s how well Cincinnati did in each of those categories.
|Stadium||Franchise Prestige||Sports Bars||City Center to Stadium Distance||Hot Dog Price||Bars||Beer Price||Gambling||Sports Activities|
It’s safe to say that the bar scene, proximity, gambling, and Paycor Stadium prices played a positive role in Cincinnati’s score.
Coming in first place is Detroit, Michigan, and ranked at No. 32 is Los Angeles, California, scoring 53.74 out of 100.
|Rank||Destination||Home Team||Stadium||Franchise Prestige||Sports Bars||City Center to Stadium Distance||Hot Dog Price||Bars||Beer Price||Gambling||Sports Activities|
|1||Detroit, MI||Detroit Lions||14.4/20||15.5/20||7.8/10||9.4/10||2.8/5||10/10||5/5||8.7/10||8.1/10|
|2||Chicago, IL||Chicago Bears||17.3/20||18/20||9.7/10||7.2/10||1.9/5||5.9/10||3.1/5||9.5/10||8.8/10|
|3||New Orleans, LA||New Orleans Saints||12.5/20||13.1/20||8.1/10||9.7/10||3.1/5||9.4/10||3/5||10/10||8.4/10|
|4||Charlotte, NC||Carolina Panthers||13.5/20||11.7/20||8.8/10||9.4/10||3.3/5||9.7/10||3.6/10||8.3/10||8.8/10|
|5||Pittsburgh, PA||Pittsburgh Steelers||12.5/20||18.3/20||7.2/10||7.8/10||2.5/5||6.9/10||3.4/5||8.4/10||8.8/10|
|6||Las Vegas, NV||Las Vegas Raiders||10.4/20||15.9/20||10/10||5.3/10||4.8/5||7.8/10||3.4/5||9.8/10||8.1/10|
|7||Baltimore, MD||Baltimore Ravens||11.9/20||12.5/20||8.4/10||8.1/10||4.7/5||8.4/10||4.4/5||8.7/10||8.1/10|
|8||Denver, CO||Denver Broncos||11.9/20||14.8/20||9.4/10||7.5/10||3.1/5||5.3/10||4.2/5||8.3/10||9.1/10|
|9||Cincinnati, OH||Cincinnati Bengals||9/20||12/20||8.1/10||9.4/10||3.6/5||9.1/10||4.8/5||9.1/10||8.1/10|
|10||Indianapolis, IN||Indianapolis Colts||11.9/20||13.9/20||5.6/10||9.1/10||3.4/5||8.8/10||4.2/5||8.3/10||7.8/10|
Readers can find the full list of NFL cities here.
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