Sports Capital of Texas lives up to its name

Round Rock ranks No. 1 best minor league baseball town

Financial technology company SmartAsset has determined the Best Minor League Baseball Towns of 2015, and — to no one’s surprise locally — the Sports Capital of Texas takes the number one spot.

After posting more losses than wins in 2014, the Round Rock Express flipped the script in 2015 and fielded the top team in the American Southern division of the Pacific Coast League (PCL). In the process, the team’s average attendance rose to 8,509, fifth highest in MiLB, equal to 85 percent of their stadium capacity.

The home team had fans in Round Rock smiling this summer, but they have plenty of other reasons to cheer. The city’s unemployment rate is just 3.2 percent, eighth highest in our study. Likewise, while the city’s median income is about $70,000, annual housing costs average just $15,264. That adds up to the eighth highest discretionary income of any Minor League Baseball town – more money to spend on baseball tickets.

Complete details on the study including full methodology and rankings can be found here: https://smartasset.com/mortgage/best-minor-league-baseball-towns-2015.

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