To many Americans, March is when winter ends, St. Patrick marches forth, and college hoop rules. in More than 67 million adults in the U.S. joined last year's March madness, and the number is expected to be greater in this year. WalletHub staffer Richie Bernardo dives into demographic data in major cities of the U.S. and ferrets out the 10 best places to be basketball fans.
Bernardo and his teammates crunch numbers in 297 of the largest cities based on 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, and enthusiasm and engagement of fans.
The top 10 cities best for basketball fans during March Madness are: Los Angeles, Calif., Boston, Mass., San Antonio, Texas, Salt Lake City, Utah, Oakland, Calif., Cleveland, Ohio, Miami, Fla., Washington, D.C., Chicago, Ill., and Orlando, Fla.