East Lansing tops college football towns

Feb 2, 2015

Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

This post-Super Bowl Monday gives the New England Patriots NFL bragging rights for the coming year. But who’s number one in the combined professional and college football world? According to the personal finance-social media network WalletHub, it’s East Lansing.

Based on a wide variety of performance factors, the Spartan’s Cotton Bowl win and nearby Detroit Lions’ NFL playoffs appearance placed East Lansing number two among all US cities behind number one  Green Bay, and first among college towns. It’s all in WalletHub’s 2015 Best and Worst Cities for Football Fans.

Current State's Peter Whorf spoke with WalletHub’s Jill Gonzalez about East Lansing’s strong showing and how her process examined schedules, stats and more.