Play Ball! Detroit Named Best Sports Town

Sporting News moves Chicago to No. 4
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 2, 2007 10:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – After 9 years on the bench, Detroit has regained the coveted status of best sports city of the year, according to the Sporting News. The magazine weighed factors including won/loss records, championships, star players, and fan fervor. The Motor City (plus Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti) managed to overcome the performance of the atrocious Lions and depose Chicago for the crown.

Rounding out the top 10:

  1. New York
  2. Dallas-Fort Worth
  3. Chicago and Evanston
  4. LA
  5. Boston
  6. Denver and Boulder
  7. Phoenix and Tempe
  8. Philadelphia
  9. Minneapolis-St. Paul