Sioux Falls is in Top Ten Best Minor League Markets
Of the more than 225 minor league sports markets in America, Sioux Falls ranks #10, according to a new poll.
Sports Business Daily ranked 229 minor league markets, scoring them from 1-100.
Sioux Falls pulled in 66.04 points thanks to the Canaries, Skyforce, Stampede, and Storm. The ranking was boosted by the new Sioux Falls Events Center, which will open in 2014.
Only one city, Toledo, Ohio, received all 100 points.
Des Moines is the only city in the Upper Midwest to top Sioux Falls in the poll. Des Moines scored 68-86 points, to check in at #8.
Other area markets in the Top 100: Cedar Rapids, 21st; Davenport, IA, 48th; Burlington, IA, 49th; Rapid City, 68th; Omaha, 72nd; Fargo, 80th, and Lincoln, 91st.
Top Top 5 markets are: Toledo, Rochester, NY, Hershey-Harrisburg, PA, San Bernadino County, CA, and Springfield, MA.