For those who bleed Black and Gold, the idea that Pittsburgh is the best city for football fans is just about the least shocking notion ever.
But WalletHub, a personal financial website, went ahead and just made it official — again.
For the fourth year in a row, Pittsburgh stood above all other cities as the single best place for a gridiron lover to be.
In their 2022 Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans, pinned to Sunday’s Super Bowl LVI, WalletHub broke 245 U.S. spots into three categories — large, midsize and small. A large city is one with more than 300,000 residents. For midsize cities, it’s from 100,000 to 300,000 residents and small is less than 100,000.
The site looked at 21 metrics to rank the cities, which each have at least one college or professional football team. They considered things such as number of teams, average ticket prices and fan friendliness. Each entry was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 being the most favorable conditions for football fans.