Friday, December 1, 2023

For the birds: Williamsburg residents are rooting against the Patriots in the Super Bowl

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Although Williamsburg is known primarily for its history, it is also – apparently – known for its football fandom.

Less than a week before this year’s Super Bowl, WalletHub has released a study naming Williamsburg America’s 44th best city for football fans, according to a WalletHub news release.

And as far as small cities go, Williamsburg ranks even higher at 10th in the country.

WalletHub compared more than 240 cities with at least one college or professional football team based on 21 key metrics, including college football fan engagement, stadium capacity, college team performance and more.

Williamsburg also ranks 160th for college football fan engagement, 62nd for college football stadium capacity, and 62nd for minimum season ticket price for a college football game.

WYDaily took to the streets to ask area football fans who they think will win Super Bowl LII… and who they’re rooting for.

Listen to the audio above to hear which team most Historic Triangle residents hope to see raise the Vince Lombardi Trophy Sunday.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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