Tulsa ticket prices for soccer are No. 1

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.

Best Cities for Soccer Fans

  1. Orlando
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Portland, Oregon
  4. Kansas City
  5. Seattle
  6. Washington, D.C.
  7. Houston
  8. Rochester, New York
  9. New York City
  10. Salt Lake City
  11. Tulsa
  12. Oklahoma City
  13. Stillwater
  14. Norman
  15. Little Rock
  16. Jonesboro, Arkansas
  17. Las Cruces, New Mexico
  18. Florence, South Carolina
  19. Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  20. Chattanooga, Tennessee
  21. Fort Collings, Colorado
  22. Grand Forks, North Dakota
  23. Grambling, Louisiana
  24. Hampton, Virginia