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THE MOTOR CITY ROLLS TO NO. 1 IN THE SPORTING NEWS' RANKINGS
Published June 30, 1998
THE SPORTING NEWS named Detroit its "1998 Best Sports City." TSN Managing Editor Bob Hille cited the Red Wings' back-to-back Stanley Cups, the Univ. of MI's national football title and the number of star athletes in the area as reasons for Detroit's top status. Judging criteria ranged from success of the teams to fan attendance, as well as the quality of the cities' stadiums and arenas, weather and ownership stability. The complete list of the "Best Sports Cities" can be found at www.sportingnews.com. Rounding out TSN's top 10 sports cities are: (2) Boston; (3) Dallas-Ft. Worth; (4) Chicago; (5) Denver; (6) Phila.; (7) N.Y.; (8) Miami-Fort Lauderdale; (9) S.F.-Oakland-San Jose; and (10) Baltimore-Washington DC (THE SPORTING NEWS, 7/6).