WVU Sports with Tom Bragg

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To the shock of very few, the West Virginia Mountaineers are the hottest college football ticket in the state.

Online ticket marketplace Vivid Seats recently reached out to me asking if I would be interested in some free data their company had compiled about what college football tickets people in West Virginia are buying. I said I was interested, and the folks at Vivid Seats provided that data to the Charleston Gazette-Mail in the form of an interactive map (seen below). On the map, each zip code in West Virginia is color coded by school and the data was recorded by tracking the number of tickets sold to a school’s home games back through 2012.

Mountaineer blue dominates most of the map, but there are pockets of Marshall green around Huntington and several other schools scattered around the state.

Click here for a larger version of the interactive map or check out the embedded version below. If you want to look for a specific zip code, click on the magnifying glass in the upper left corner of the map and type it in.

Areas in white on the map are not mapped to zip codes, and areas in black lack sufficient data.