Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The Swiss Cantons of Football
By now I assume that you have seen the New York Times' maps of the Basketball Nation and the Baseball Nation. These maps show the support of US baseball and basketball teams based on the locations of their Facebook fans.
Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger has created a similar mapped visualization showing the geography of football support in the country. Die Hochburgen der Schweizer Fussballfans colors the map based on the home addresses of season ticket holders of Swiss football teams. The color indicates the dominant club in each neighborhood. The intensity of the color indicates the number of fans buying season tickets in the area.
It is also possible to select individual teams from a drop-down menu to view the level of their support throughout the country.