Tigers have fifth-best fans in majors, data shows
The Tigers have the fifth-best fans in MLB, according to analysis by TicketCity.
TicketCity, an online sports ticket broker, calls the results of its data the "MLB Fan Power Ranking."
The Red Sox rank first, followed by the Giants, Cardinals and Brewers. The Athletics have the worst fans in MLB, according to TicketCity's data.
These factors were used to rank the teams:
* Twitter followers as a percentage of the metro area population.
* Facebook fans as a percentage of the metro area population.
* Average ticket price on the secondary market for the 2014 regular season.
* Annual team revenue for 2014 (from Forbes).
* Average attendance for 2014 as a percentage of stadium capacity.
Attendance and ticket prices were given more weight than the other factors.
MLB FAN POWER RANKING
1. Red Sox
18. Blue Jays
26. White Sox