Pennsylvania City Ranks Among Best For Basketball Fans
With the NBA postseason in full swing, basketball is taking center stage. Or center court. But what are the best places to live if you love basketball? A recent report by the personal finance website WalletHub took a dive into the subject.
To determine the top cities for basketball enthusiasts, they compared over 290 of the largest cities, utilizing 21 key metrics. These metrics included the performance of both NBA and NCAA Division 1 basketball teams and factors such as ticket prices and stadium accessibility.
To determine the top cities for basketball enthusiasts, they conducted a comparison of over 290 of the largest cities, utilizing 21 key metrics. These metrics included the performance of both NBA and NCAA Division 1 basketball teams, as well as factors such as ticket prices and stadium accessibility.
Philly Ranks Number 4
According to the latest rankings, Philly is placed at number 4 with a total score of 46.97. Other cities in Pennsylvania that made it to the list are Loretto at number 35, Lewisburg at number 101, Easton at number 121, Pittsburgh at number 124, State College at number 222, and Bethlehem at number 291.
Highlights from the study.
The average ticket price for NBA games in Charlotte, North Carolina is only $32.82, the lowest in the league. In contrast, San Francisco has the highest ticket price at $139.49, which is 4.3 times more costly.
Among NBA teams, the Milwaukee Bucks have the highest performance level at 67.60%, which is 2.4 times higher than that of the Detroit Pistons – the team with the lowest performance level at 28.71%.
According to the study, the Gonzaga Bulldogs have the most impressive performance level out of all the college basketball teams with a percentage of 92.77, which is 10.9 times greater than the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils – the team with the lowest percentage of 8.49.
Interestingly, the NBA team in Miami has the most engaged fans with a score of 43.96, which is significantly higher than the city with the lowest score, New York, at 1.47.
View the full report and see how other cities ranked here.