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Bradford Fourth Greatest Sporting City In Yorkshire

Full information from ESPN here.

Bradford has been named as the fourth Greatest Sporting City in Yorkshire, according to research from ESPN and the University of Gloucestershire and University of Bath.

The project, which aimed to discover the UK’s top city in which to be a fan, but Leeds top in the region.

It scored highly in most of the 12 factors, which fans identified as key to a great sporting city. Among the categories:  value for money, success, atmosphere, history, venues, transport links and more. Further detail about the research is included below. 

Full results for the research including a detailed statistical breakdown of all 48 cities, will be available on www.ESPN.co.uk/ESPNUKcities.

National Ranking

Regional Ranking

City

5

1

Leeds

11

2

Doncaster

13

3

Sheffield

27

4

Bradford

35

5

Hull

42

6

York

44

7

Barnsley

 

Manchester topped the national ranking.

Steven Saunders, Senior Editor of ESPN.co.uk, said: “We set out to examine what really makes a great sporting city and knew that begins with fans. The factors they identified range from classic sporting themes, such as success and history, to more consumer-focused concerns, such as value for money and venues.

"The strong performance of Leeds, Doncaster and Sheffield show that a city’s ranking isn’t reliant on being home to a Premier League club.

 

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