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Boston Is Runner-Up In 'Best Sports Cities' Ranking

BOSTON (CBS) – Is there a better sports city in America than Boston?

Yes, according to a newly released ranking of the best sports cities in America.

WalletHub says Boston is merely the second-best city for sports fans. No. 1 is New York, home of the "Evil Empire" Yankees.

The ranking is based on factors like the performance level of the city's teams, average ticket prices for games and the number of sports bars.

The best sports cities, according to WalletHub (WBZ)

The cities are also ranked by each major sport. Boston is No. 2 in both basketball and hockey, No. 5 in baseball, No. 11 in soccer and No. 13 in football.

Red Sox Parade
Duck boats make their way down Boylston Street where fans gathered for the World Series victory parade for the Boston Red Sox on November 2, 2013. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)

One major factor going against Boston: The city has the highest average MLB season ticket price at $54.79.

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