We may not have any professional sports teams here in Iowa, but that doesn't mean we're a bad state for fans!

Matthew Holst, Getty Images
Matthew Holst, Getty Images

It doesn't matter where you're from, sports fans are EVERYWHERE. According to a recent survey, almost three-quarters of adults claim to be sports fans. Because of that, the sports industry in America is massive, making around $60 billion dollars every year.

WalletHub took a look at over 423 U.S. cities to figure out where the best sports cities in America are when it comes to the five biggest sports in the country: football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer. Here are the top 5:

  1. New York, NY
  2. Boston, MA
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Los Angeles, CA
  5. Chicago, IL

A couple of cities in Iowa ranked in the top half of the list, with Iowa City doing the best in the state at #113. Des Moines also made the list at #141, and Ames came in at #182. Not too bad for a state with no NFL, NHL, MLB, or NBA teams!

See where the rest of the cities in Iowa fall HERE.

[Via WalletHub]

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