Philadelphia ranks in the top 10 football cities
Philly comes in at No. 7
In a report conducted by personal finance website WalletHub.com, Philadelphia was ranked the seventh-best city in America for football fans.
WalletHub weighed 17 different metrics to make the list, including quality of the city's NFL and college teams, average ticket prices, stadium accessibility, fan engagement and more.
But in the college portion of the rankings, Philly surprisingly ranks third in the nation, behind only Clemson, South Carolina, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
No. 1: Green Bay
Green Bay garners the top spot on this countdown without any surprise. Green Bay ranks first in the sub-rankings of most accessible NFL stadiums and most engaged NFL fans.
No. 2: Pittsburgh
The Steel City takes the second spot trailing Green Bay with the second-most engaged fans in the NFL and tied for third among the best-performing NFL franchises. Heinz Field also ranks as fifth among the most accessible NFL stadiums.
No. 3: New York
New York takes third place. The city has two NFL teams in the confines of MetLife Stadium, increasing the likelihood that the fan bases will be engaged in the franchises.
No. 4: Dallas
A top-10 list of football cities without Dallas and "America's Team?" Nope. Dallas takes the fourth spot on this list and could move higher if it rediscovers playoff success soon.
No. 5: Boston
It is surprising to see Boston so far down on this list but it does own the second-highest average regular-season ticket prices in the NFL, which could be a strike against it. And the Patriots don't even play in the city.
No. 6: Seattle
Seattle also found a spot in the top-10 cities for football. Seahawks fans have received "the 12th man" nickname thanks to their environment at home.
No. 7: Philadelphia
The cheesesteak-loving, "Yo Adrian!" yelling fans of Philadelphia help their city reach a spot in the top 10. Lincoln Financial Field may rank 27th in accessibility among stadiums, but the hard-nosed fan base gives the City of Brotherly Love an edge in the overall rank.
No. 8: Indianapolis
Thanks to the Peyton Manning and now Andrew Luck eras, fans have had something to cheer about in Indianapolis.
No. 9: Glendale, Arizona
Glendale, Arizona, comes in at No. 9 on the countdown, as the Cardinals' home field, University of Phoenix Stadium, is the third-most accessible stadium in the NFL.
No. 10: Minneapolis
Finally, Minneapolis rounds out the top 10. Minnesota has a historic franchise in the Vikings along with a brand-new stadium — U.S. Bank Stadium — for its fan base.