NC Cities Ranked Among Best And Worst For Basketball Fans
With the NBA postseason in full swing, basketball is taking center stage. Or center court. But what are the best places to live if you love basketball? A recent report by the personal finance website WalletHub took a dive into the subject.
To determine the top cities for basketball enthusiasts, they compared over 290 of the largest cities, utilizing 21 key metrics. These metrics included the performance of both NBA and NCAA Division 1 basketball teams and factors such as ticket prices and stadium accessibility.
To determine the top cities for basketball enthusiasts, they conducted a comparison of over 290 of the largest cities, utilizing 21 key metrics. These metrics included the performance of both NBA and NCAA Division 1 basketball teams, as well as factors such as ticket prices and stadium accessibility.
Charlotte ranks number 20.
Charlotte had an overall rank of 20 with a total score of 34.13. The average ticket price for NBA games in Charlotte is only $32.82, the lowest in the league. In contrast, San Francisco has the highest ticket price at $139.49, which is 4.3 times more costly.
Other North Carolina cities ranked include Durham (number 28), Boiling Springs (number 63), Davidson (number 107), Boone (number 138), Raleigh (number 178), Elon (number 218), High Point (number 226), Asheville (number 229), Winston-Salem (number 251), Greenville (number 254), and Wilmington (number 281).
What about our neighboring state?
Clemson holds the top spot for South Carolina’s best cities for basketball fans, ranking at number 71. Following closely behind are other cities in South Carolina including Conway (number 80) and Spartanburg (number 86). However, some cities fall a bit lower on the list, including Rock Hill (number 97), Columbia (number 114), Greenville (number 139), Charleston (number 187), Orangeburg (number 189), North Charleston (number 215), and Clinton (number 217).
Highlights from the study.
Among NBA teams, the Milwaukee Bucks have the highest performance level at 67.60%, which is 2.4 times higher than that of the Detroit Pistons – the team with the lowest performance level at 28.71%.
According to the study, the Gonzaga Bulldogs have the most impressive performance level out of all the college basketball teams with a percentage of 92.77, which is 10.9 times greater than the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils with the lowest percentage of 8.49.
Interestingly, the NBA team in Miami has the most engaged fans with a score of 43.96, which is significantly higher than the city with the lowest score, New York, at 1.47.
View the full report and see how other cities ranked here.