Manchester is the best place in the UK to watch the Euros says new research

The city has the best average score based on phone signal, cost of a pint, number of venues, venue ratings, sun hours and ‘footy-mad’ rating

New research has ranked 28 of the UK’s major cities based on a number of metrics to determine the best places to watch the European Football Championship this summer.

The data reveals that Manchester is the best place in the UK to watch the Euros, with the best average score based on phone signal (to make sure fans can stay connected while they watch the big games), the average cost of a pint, the number of venues, venue ratings, sun hours and a ‘footy-mad’ rating – determined by Google Trends.

Manchester had 98 venues within a mile, according to the data, with the average cost of a pint £3.29.

Ranking second place is Liverpool, according to the research from mobile reseller Buymobiles, which makes the North West the place to be for the ultimate viewing experience. 

Edinburgh, Newcastle and Glasgow made up the top five followed by Leeds, Belfast and Southampton. 

Aberdeen was next on the list meaning Scotland can boast three cities in the top ten, with Yorkshire duo Sheffield and York ranked closely behind. 

London ranked low, taking twelfth place despite having one of the best football-mad ratings and the biggest population by a considerable distance. That’s partly because London had the highest average cost of a pint (£3.99) when compared to 27 other cities.

Other locations that scored low include Birmingham, which was just behind the capital, and Bristol coming in at twenty-first of the twenty-eight cities analysed. 

This is despite both cities having more than one football club and having a higher population than the vast majority on the list. 

Welsh Capital Cardiff also found itself ranking in the lower echelons, placing in twenty-third, followed by Portsmouth, Sunderland, Coventry and Plymouth. 

This leaves Swansea as the worst place in the UK to watch the championship, due to a lack of venues, poorer venue ratings and a comparatively low amount of sun hours.


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