Cincinnati, Cleveland make top 5 for baseball fans

Cincinnati Reds stadium
(AP Photo/Al Behrman)

(WDTN) – has ranked the best and worst cities in America for baseball fans and Ohio’s teams are among the best.

The study ranked Cincinnati at number three and Cleveland landed at number 5.

The study looked not only at the performance of each MLB team but also what it costs to attend a game.  Specifically the average ticket price and minimum season ticket prices, stadium availability, fan friendliness, and several other metrics. The study included MLB teams as well as college programs.

Here are the top and bottom 10:

Best Cities for Baseball Fans Worst Cities for Baseball Fans
1 St. Louis, MO 258 Pine Bluff, AR
2 Pittsburgh, PA 259 New Rochelle, NY
3 Cincinnati, OH 260 New Haven, CT
4 Atlanta, GA 261 Greeley, CO
5 Cleveland, OH 262 Newark, NJ
6 Stanford, CA 263 Portland, OR
7 Cullowhee, NC 264 Stockton, CA
8 Anaheim, CA T-265 Colorado Springs, CO
9 Oakland, CA T-265 West Hartford, CT
10 Minneapolis, MN 267 Teaneck, NJ

According to the study, Major League Baseball witnessed its seventh biggest attendance of all time last year.  You can find the full report here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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