Cort Freeman

Cort Freeman

Cort Freeman

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 24: Fans enter the stadium prior to a game between the Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 24, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

If you ask any NFL to name their favorite stadium, chances are they’ll say their own. I can’t blame them! As fans, we are passionate about our team, our stadium, and our city. That’s the same whether you root for the Lions or the Packers. However, Detroit was just named the best NFL city to visit this season.

When it comes to checking out an away game, Detroit is the place to be! I love getting the opportunity to check out a new city or stadium. Some of my friends go to a Lions away game every year so they can check out a new city and check off a new stadium. I think it’s a great tradition. You get to go out and experience the culture of another team. However, some places are more desirable to check out than others. According to a new report, Detroit has the most to offer this year.

Ford Field Detroit Lions (Ford Field One of Cheapest Stadiums for Hot Dogs and Beer)

Inside Ford Field (Photo Courtesy: Kayla Morgan/ BBGI Detroit) sought out to find the best cities in the country for those following the visiting team. To find their results, they considered factors like how iconic the stadium is, the price of hot dogs, number of sports bars nearby, and game day activities for fans. They compared home cities across nine different categories to get their results. That’s a lot of data! So, these results can be trusted and are significant.

When all was said and done, Detroit was standing atop the podium. For us Lions fans, or away fans who’ve gone to a game at Ford Field, this is no surprise. The team and stadium do a great job entertaining fans on game day. They’ve always got great music playing, areas to drink, and I even got to run the 40 yard dash outside of Ford Field before a game last year.

Here’s the Top 10 list of the best cities for visiting NFL fans and why they made the list, according to Check it out below and read more about why Detroit took the number one spot!

Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – JANUARY 01: Aidan Hutchinson #97 of the Detroit Lions walks off the field after a win over the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on January 01, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)

Best NFL Cities For Visiting Fans

  • 5. Pittsburgh, PA

    It’s no secret…Pittsburgh is a city passionate about their sports. I love how all of their sports teams wear the Black and Yellow. I wish more cities did that with their teams and wrote more about that here.

    The Steelers are one of the most storied franchises in the NFL, sharing first place for the most Super Bowl wins with 6 (tied with New England). All of that lore makes visiting the Steel City a great time.

  • 4. Charlotte, NC

    Bank of America Stadium was built in 1996. It’s close to the city center and has a ton of bars around in walking distance. I haven’t been to their stadium, but I imagine the North Carolina weather creates a great atmosphere for getting out and enjoying a game in comfort.

  • 3. New Orleans, LA

    I happened to be in New Orleans on game day Sunday during my one visit to the city and it was an amazing experience. The city goes crazy getting ready for the game and it’s the talk of the town.

    Highly recommend going to New Orleans for a game. The Lions play there this season! If I had to pick one away game on the schedule to visit, this would be it.

  • 2. Chicago, IL

    I lived in Chicago for a while and they take their sports very seriously…especially when it comes to the Bears. The team is iconic and has an incredible history (despite their play as of late). Soldier Field is the oldest stadium in the league but it has a one of a kind atmosphere.

    Check it out in Chicago while you can, before they move the stadium to the suburbs. A decision I hope they don’t make. I think it’s so cool to check out a game right on Lake Michigan. That’s Chicago, baby! Keep the stadium downtown.

  • 1. Detroit, MI

    We’re number one! We’re number one! Ford Field ranked first on the list with the number of bars within walking distance. Something that wouldn’t have happened at the Silverdome.

    They also received great scores for their game day activities for fans. I’m proud we are number one on the list and hope it inspires more people to visit our beautiful city…and free agents, too??

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