How much does where you live matter as a sports fan? The short answer is: It depends.
If you're an Alabama football fan, there's no better place to live than Tuscaloosa. If you're a Red Sox fan, there's no worse place to live than New York City.
But what if you were a free agent, so to speak? What if you loved sports, but didn't have a specific affiliation to any team? You're moving to a new city. What city would have the most to offer you as a sports fan? What city would give you the best overall experience?
That is what we're here to find out. We took 25 of the best writers from Bleacher Report and beyond to objectively look at their cities and come up with a ranking. To get a better understanding of the categories and grading criteria, click here.
Minneapolis comes in at No. 16.
The center of life in Minnesota may not be a sports mecca like New York or Boston, but Minneapolis and St. Paul still offer a smorgasbord of teams, several incredible venues, plenty of star power and an undeniable passion for sports. A city short on title banners now craves a winner like few other locales in America.
Let's see how it comes out.