Detroit is eighth best sports city, study finds

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit is the eighth best sports city in the United States, according to a new WalletHub study.

According to WalletHub, they compared 423 cities across more than 50 key metrics related to football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer. The data includes performance level of the city teams, average ticket price per game, number of sports bars and more.

For a breakdown by sport, WalletHub found Detroit ranks:

  • 1st - Hockey Rank
  • 11th - Baseball Rank
  • 28th - Basketball Rank
  • 61st - Football Rank 
  • 78th - Soccer Rank

The seven cities that rank ahead of Detroit are: New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.