Hockey fans are a passionate bunch. From the moment they step into the arena, they bring the energy. Decked out in gear, hockey fans exude passion as they cheer, shout, and embrace the rollercoaster of emotions that each game brings. But which city is the best for hockey fans?
WalletHub, the personal finance website released its latest report on the best cities for hockey fans. How did they figure out which cities are a dream come true for hockey lovers? They compared 75 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.
Boston is the #1 best city for hockey fans.
Boston took home the gold for hockey fans, claiming the top spot. Interestingly, it outshines Pittsburgh, which takes 2nd, and Detroit which ranked 3rd. New York secured fourth place. Boston racked up impressive scores for NHL Teams Performance, but the report also pointed out that city has one of the steepest NHL Game Ticket Price Averages.
Other Massachusetts cities like Amherst (49), Cambridge (54), Waltham (58), Springfield (59), Lowell (61), North Andover (66), Worcester (72), and even Easton (72) all made their mark in the rankings too.
What about the worst cities for hockey fans?
According to the site’s latest list, Tempe, Arizona and Burlington, Vermont seems to be not-so-great cities for hockey fans. They landed right at the bottom of the rankings. Tempe secured the 74th spot and Burlington didn’t fare much better at 75 ranking.
Check out their full ranking and report here.