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Site: Detroit ranks among worst for soccer fans

Gregg Krupa
The Detroit News

A national ranking of cities for soccer fans puts Detroit among the worst and East Lansing among the 20 best, based on 18 factors like ticket prices and fan enthusiasm for Major League Soccer and NCAA teams.

Detroit is 163rd of the 172 bigger cities with some soccer teams and East Lansing 17th.

WalletHub, a personal finance website that provides consumer surveys, including for sports fans, also ranked Kalamazoo 77th, Rochester 81st and Ann Arbor 87th.

The financial group analyzed 18 factors, including accessibility to stadia, attendance, average ticket prices and number of championship wins.

Detroit ranked near the bottom in friendliness and enthusiasm of college fans and access to college stadia.

gregg.krupa@detroitnews.com

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