Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Nashville ranked among best sports cities

Press release courtesy of Sporting News

Nashville takes its place among the elite at No. 12 in the Best Sports Cities rankings released by Sporting News on Tuesday afternoon.

“Nashville is an underrated sports town,” said Sporting News chief of correspondents Bob Hille, who has coordinated the rankings since their expansion 13 years ago. “Everyone knows about the Titans, who had a great season in 2008, but there’s NHL hockey with the Predators, and pretty darn good college football and basketball in the city, too.”

This year’s Best Sports Cities list features almost 400 cities and towns in the U.S. and Canada, ranked by a system that assigns points to a variety of categories, including a city’s number of teams, their regular-season won-lost records, playoff berths, bowl appearances and tournament bids, championships, applicable power ratings, fan fervor, attendance and more.

The full list can be found by clicking here.

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