WalletHub.com researched the best and worst cities in the U.S. to follow America’s Pastime, baseball. It especially focused on fans who are on a tight budget. To rank the cities, the website looked at 11 key parameters such as the performance level of each city’s teams, average ticket and minimum season ticket prices, stadium accessibility and more.
What they learned is that St. Louis came in number one, not only in the category of “Team and Performance Rank,” but also number one in “Cost and Fan Engagment Rank.” Kansas City wasn’t that far behind either, coming in ranked 11th overall. We also had three other cities that were ranked. Cape Girardeau at 83, Columbia at 125 and Springfield at 194.
How Cape and COMO finished ahead of Springfield is beyond my comprehension, so I take this study with a grain of salt, but Cardinals and Royals fans, you at least have something to brag about.
Here’s the methodology they used to determine that Cullowhee, North Carolina is the 7th best baseball town in the country.
WalletHub analyzed 272 of the most populated U.S. cities and chose cities with at least one college baseball or Major League Baseball team.