If you’re a college basketball fan, there’s no better place to live than one of the top cities for college basketball fans. The 2019 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament kicks off on Tuesday, March 19th, and the excitement is palpable in these cities.
These cities have it all for college basketball fans, from watching the games in person at iconic arenas to cheering on your favourite team at local bars and restaurants. The top 5 cities for college basketball fans are Lexington, Kentucky – Home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats; Lexington is a hotbed for college basketball fandom.
During tournament time, the city comes alive with bars and restaurants packed with fans eager to see their team win. Indianapolis, Indiana – As the home of the NCAA headquarters and numerous Division I universities, Indianapolis is a prime spot for college hoops action.
Best College Basketball Cities 2019
10. Loretto, PA
Loretto is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 1,302. Like the rest of Cambria County, it is part of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
9. Fayette, MS
Fayette is a city in Jefferson County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,614 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Jefferson County.
8. Lexington, KY
Lexington is a city in Kentucky. It’s known for horse farms and thoroughbred racetracks like Keeneland. The Kentucky Horse Park features the International Museum of the Horse, the Hall of Champions and many equine breeds.
7. Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and other American Revolutionary sites.
6. Storrs, CT
Storrs is a village and census-designated place in the town of Mansfield within eastern Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 15,344 at the 2010 census.
5. Chapel Hill, NC
Chapel Hill is a town in North Carolina. It’s home to a campus of the University of North Carolina, known for its basketball team. The Ackland Art Museum exhibits European and Asian art.
4. East Lansing, MI
East Lansing is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan directly east of Lansing, the state capital. Most of the city is within Ingham County, with the rest in Clinton County. The population was 48,579 at the 2010 census.
3. Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours.
2. Durham, NC
Durham is a city in North Carolina. It’s part of the Research Triangle Region, known for its technology companies and scholarly institutions. On the Duke University campus are the neo-Gothic Duke Chapel and the Nasher Museum of Art,
1. Lawrence, KS
Lawrence is a city in northeast Kansas. The Spencer Museum of Art has an extensive contemporary and indigenous art collection on the University of Kansas campus. The KU Natural History Museum has dinosaur fossils,