New York sports fans are richer than most residents: study

It’s all money ball.

Fans who attend Yankees, Mets, Jets and Giants games aren’t just rich — they’re much wealthier than other New Yorkers, with the Giants crowd the most loaded of the four, a new study found.

Big Blue ticket holders are 287 percent more likely than the rest of the city’s population to earn at least $250,000 a year, according to an analysis for The Post by the Ubimo data-crunching firm www.ubimo.com.

Yankee lovers have plenty to burn, with their crowd being 172.9 percent more likely to collect a quarter-million dollars in income than other residents. Mets supporters notched a 136.6 percent figure.

Long-suffering Jets aficionados are the least well-off, but Gang Green fans are still 91.2 percent more likely to make $250K a year than New Yorkers as a whole, according to the study, which pulled data from more than 1,000 fan cell phones on one recent game day for each team and compared those numbers with census information.

Sports lovers need plenty of greenbacks to afford the games’ sky-high prices. Second-hand tickets for the Yankees sold-out league championship series against the Astros started at about $95 and had the team advanced to the World Series, would have gone for at least $600 for nose-bleed seats. On the Giants web site, the lowest-priced ticket for the team’s Nov. 4 game against the Cowboys is $115.

New York fans are better educated than average Joes as well.

Those who root for the Jets are 26.8 percent more likely to have a college degree than others in the city, the highest mark among the foursome, but each team’s followers finished above average.

Zack Britton of the New York Yankees delivers the pitch against the Houston Astros.
Zack Britton of the New York Yankees delivers the pitch against the Houston Astros.Getty Images

The least educated were Yankee fans, who were 2 percent more likely to have completed college.

The news wasn’t all good.

Three of the four are underwater when it comes to attracting young fans.

Only the Yankees drew above average in the key demographic, as their fans were 35.4 percent more likely to be in the 18 to 24 age range than the general population.

The others finished below average, with the worst being the Mets fans, who were 97.5 less likely to be 18 to 24.

“We learned the Mets are struggling to attract the Gen Z population,” said Ran Ben-Yair, CEO of Ubimo. “This audience is the next generation of sports fans and so it is important to win their loyalty.”

All four teams have yet to achieve gender equality, despite heavily marketing to women and partnering with breast-cancer support organizations in promotional campaigns.

The Yankees — at 10.4 below average compared with other New Yorkers — were the best at bringing in female fans, while the Mets, at 13.8 percent below average, were the worst.

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