Buffalonians love sports, like really love sports, especially our Buffalo Bills. What can we say, being a sports fanatic is in our blood. We're a mid-size city with access to tons of sports - the Bills, Sabres, Bandits, Beauts, and Bisons. Not to mention semi-pro, college and high school teams. Well, our love for sports has paid off; Wallet Hub has named Buffalo the number one mid-sized sports city. Wallet Hub took a look at 392 small to large cities to make the designation. The sports they used in their study were football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer.

Buffalo ranks 22nd overall and 1st among midsize sports cities.

Sports Fandom in Buffalo (1=Best; 196=Avg.):
12th – Football Rank
163rd – Basketball Rank
107th – Baseball Rank
10th – Hockey Rank
132nd – Soccer Rank

~ via a report Wallet Hub sent me

The other four mid-sized cities in the top 5 according to Wallet Hub's report, are:

1. Buffalo, NY
2. Green Bay, WI
3. Salt Lake City, UT
4. Orlando, FL
5. Glendale, AZ

The top 5 sports cities overall, according to Wallet Hub's report, are:

1 Boston, MA
2 Los Angeles, CA
3 New York, NY
4 Pittsburgh, PA
5 Philadelphia, PA

Wallet Hub combed through tons of data from sources like the U.S. Census Bureau, ESPN, NCAA, Forbes, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and many others,

In search of the best sports cities from the fan’s perspective, WalletHub compared 392 cities across more than 50 key metrics related to the five largest sports in the U.S.: football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer.

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