When it comes to men and women’s college soccer, Tulsa is No. 1 in the nation in low ticket prices, according to a study by WalletHub.com.
WalletHub’s number crunchers compared the 296 most populated U.S. cities with at least one college or professional soccer team across six divisions comprising 51 key metrics.
Here’s how soccer fans in Tulsa measured up:
1st – Min. Season-Ticket Price for a College Soccer (Division I) Men’s Game
1st – Min. Season-Ticket Price for a College Soccer (Division I) Women’s Game
7th – Min. Season-Ticket Price for an USL Game
13th – Performance Level of USL Team
14th – USL Stadium Capacity
17th – USL Fan Engagement
73rd – Performance Level of College Soccer (Division I) Women’s Team
80th – Performance Level of College Soccer (Division I) Men’s Team
90th – College Soccer (Division I) Men’s Fan Engagement
134th – College Soccer (Division I) Men’s Stadium Capacity
In 2015, the U.S. Women’s National Team achieved a record-breaking victory in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. And this June marks yet another historical event: COPA América Centenario, the world’s oldest soccer competition, will be held on U.S. turf for the first time in its 100-year history. Never before has the tournament been hosted outside of South America, demonstrating just how exclusive COPA América has been to America’s Latin neighbors.
Historically, however, soccer hasn’t been embraced as well in the United States — at least not by adults. As of 2014, soccer stood in only eighth place out of the 10 most followed sports by American adult fans.
The sport known commonly as “football” to the global community has been rising in domestic popularity, boosted by the Women’s Team’s global triumph, new clubs forming in both lower and upper divisions, Hispanic population growth and now the hosting of Centenario. Even fans themselves are breaking records, with surges in both MLS attendance and TV viewership, suggesting the sport is heading in the right direction.
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