Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Map of Football Fandom

The Most Popular NFL Teams shows the most popular NFL team and player in every county of the United States. The most popular team in each county is based on the number of seats sold for each team on VividSeats and the most popular player is based on social media data gathered by social publishing platform opendorse.

Each county on the map is colored to show the most popular team. You can hover over a county on the map to view the most supported team and the most popular player in the county. The quick links at the bottom of the map allow you to zoom-in on the territorial borders between different teams based on their county support.

This is just the latest football fandom interactive map that I have seen. If you are a fan of football then you might like to compare VividSeats map to a similar map created by SeatGeek in 2018. The NFL Shoppers on SeatGeek interactive map also shows the most popular NFL team in every U.S. county. Popularity for an NFL team is determined on this map by the number of customers for game tickets on the SeatGeek ticketing website.

In 2014 Facebook also released a NFL American fandom map. The Facebook map showed the most 'liked' NFL team in each county of the USA. The Atlantic has a large image of the map in its Geography of NFL Fandom article. On the Facebook map every county is colored to show the NFL team which had the most likes on the social network (in 2014).

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