MLive: Wallethub study suggests Detroit is the 2nd-best hockey city in the U.S.

Per MLive’s Brendan Champion:

Sorry Vegas, Detroit isn’t giving up the Hockeytown title anytime soon.

According to a study released by the personal finance website Wallethub on Wednesday, June 6, the Motor City is the second-best place for hockey fans in the United States. It trails only Boston, according to Wallethub.

To arrive at its rankings, a panel of sports experts from around the U.S. ranked 73 U.S. cities based on 21 key indicators of a good hockey city including ticket prices, stadium capacity and performance level of each city’s teams.

Detroit, which is obviously bolstered by the Detroit Red Wings and their 11 Stanley Cups, finished No. 1 in the NHL rank.


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3 thoughts on “MLive: Wallethub study suggests Detroit is the 2nd-best hockey city in the U.S.”

  1. The entirety of the credentials need to be within the last 10 years, not just “number of coaches.”

    Let’s talk recent history, wallethub

  2. Let’s talk about how empty the Joe and The Dough Joe have been 2/3rds empty for the last three seasons.

    1. Maybe it is because it is the playoffs and TV covers the pregame ceremony (more than just the National Anthems).
      It seems that all the games I have watched… some of each round. The teams are doing things to excite the fan base.. to make them want to be in the seats…. Preds, Sharks, Jets… especial Knights (but it is Sin City) and now the Caps… all have exciting things going on inside and outside the arena, bringing more to the experianc than just a hocky game. Again maybe it is just the playoff atmosphere

      Full disclosure… I never made it to the Joe, have not made it to LCA… my in person hockey experiance is 1980’s Munn Ice Arean for MSU and seeing the Redwings in Arizona.

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