Hockey is arguably one of the least appreciated sports nationwide. While we love it here in the mitten, it's not exactly super popular in the warmer states. So, if you love hockey you almost have to live in certain parts of the country to really get the most of your fandom.

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The website WalletHub dug into stats to find out which cities in the US are the best for hockey lovers, and one of the top options nationwide was right here in Michigan.

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To determine the best places for hockey spectators, WalletHub compared 72 U.S. cities based on two divisional categories, professional and college hockey, across 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from the performance level of the city’s teams to minimum season ticket prices to stadium capacity.

What is the best city in the US for Hockey Fans?

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Boston, MA is the number one city for hockey fans- and it's mainly because they are the home of both one of the best teams in the US for the NHL, but also the NCAA. So no matter what level of hockey you're looking to enjoy, you're likely to have a great experience there. Their games are also more affordable on average, and it's easy to get tickets due to stadium sizes.

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What is the best city in Michigan for Hockey fans?

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Detroit is not only the best city in the state of Michigan for hockey, it's also the third best city in the country if you love the sport. Not only is Detroit the home of the Red Wings, it's also easy to get to games making it rank high on the list.

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The only negative strike Detroit gets against it as a hockey city is the fact that their stadium prices are some of the worst price wise across the board. But, you could argue that the cost of living versus what it costs to see a game could be damaging Detroit more than other cities in an unfair way.

What city is the worst in Michigan for hockey?

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If you're living in Big Rapids, you're likely going to have a bad time. Mainly because the Ferris State Bulldogs have one of the worst NCAA standings in the league as of this year. However, if you love rooting for an underdog, this may just be the place for you.

If you're a hockey fan, life in the mitten is ideal for you. Just maybe consider keeping your eyes to the east side of the state if you're looking for championships and trophies.

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