Cities with the Best Sports Teams Cities / Towns
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Cities with the Best Sports Teams

List Criteria: Consider the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB teams from each city

The cities with the best sports teams dominate all others in North America with successful and popular teams in the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB. These basketball, hockey, football, baseball and college sports towns consistently compete among the elite, bring home titles and earn the jealousy of sports fans outside of these metro areas, which are also some of the coolest cities around.

Having dominated the 2000s, it's hard to argue that Boston, Massachusetts, is not the best sports city in the country. Between the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins, Beantown is the only city to earn professional sporting championships in all four major sports within a 10-year span starting with the New England Patriots Super Bowl victory in 2002 and concluding when the Boston Bruins took home the Stanley Cup in 2011.

Other cities might not have as many titles in a short amount of time, but their home teams are among the top all-time leaders in championships. Take New York City for example. The Yankees have 27 World Series titles but are only a fraction of the sports action in the Big Apple with no less than nine professional teams between the four major sports in the metro area.

But like how Boston and New York are bitter rivals in Major League Baseball, there are plenty of other sports cities that are hungry to become part of the elite. Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Denver, Chicago and Miami are just a handful of the cities right on the bubble with plenty of talented sports teams ready to dominate. Which sports city will rule in the next century? Stay tuned sports fans to find out.

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    the people's #1
    Boston

    Massachusetts, United States of America More
    77
  2. 2
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    most listed
    Chicago

    65
  3. 3
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    Down 274
    Area code 917, New York, United States of America More
    64
  4. 4
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    Pennsylvania, United States of America More
    53
  5. 5
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    Down 178
    Area code 314, Missouri, United States of America More
    52
  6. 6
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    ranked low on reranks
    Kansas City

    Missouri, United States of America More
    48
  7. 7
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Philadelphia

    Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, United States of America More
    46
  8. 8
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    California, United States of America More
    44
  9. 9
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    San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States of America More
    42
  10. 10
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    Washington, United States of America More
    37
    added by: geokain
  11. 11
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    Michigan, United States of America More
    35
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    Area code 303, Colorado, United States of America More
    33
  13. 13
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    Madrid, Spain More
    32
    added by: wiabux
  14. 14
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    Ohio, United States of America More
    32
    added by: JenniferM.Collins
  15. 15
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    United Kingdom More
    31
    added by: DavidClements
    Manchester united ,Manchester city ,2 of the best football (soccer) teams in the world.
  16. 16
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    Great Britain, United Kingdom More
    31
    added by: NickClohessy
  17. 17
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    Catalonia, Spain More
    31
    added by: wiabux
  18. 18
    Up 16
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    North Holland, Netherlands More
    27
    added by: HanifiAdiyaman
  19. 19
    Up 35
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    Florida, United States of America More
    26
    added by: marcooch76
  20. 20
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    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil More
    26
    added by: kaylive
  21. 21
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    New York, United States of America More
    25
    added by: Justinnnnnn
  22. 22
    Up 15
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    Oregon, United States of America More
    25
    added by: marcooch76
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    Area code 510, California, United States of America More
    24
    added by: marcooch76
    Oakland Raiders!!!!!!!
  24. 24
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    Georgia, United States of America More
    23
    added by: alpharambo
  25. 25
    Up 14
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    Québec, Canada More
    23
    added by: marcooch76
  26. 26
    Up 7
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    Maryland, United States of America More
    22
    added by: beernbugs
  27. 27
    Up 14
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    Lombardy, Italy More
    21
    added by: faomac
  28. 28
    Up 41
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    Contiguous United States, United States of America More
    19
    added by: marcooch76
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    often listed
    Oklahoma City

    Area code 405, Oklahoma, United States of America More
    17
    added by: kaylive
  30. 30
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    Area code 218, Minnesota, United States of America More
    17
    added by: swimmingchic10
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    ranked low on reranks
    Sydney

    New South Wales, Australia More
    16
    added by: beernbugs
  32. 32
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    Stockholm County, Sweden More
    15
    added by: beernbugs
  33. 33
    Up 26
    Down 79
    Arizona, United States of America More
    15
    added by: Kenne_W
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    Up 30
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Houston

    Area code 713, Texas, United States of America More
    14
    added by: wiabux
  35. 35
    Up 8
    Down 27
    Province of Turin, Italy More
    13
    added by: beernbugs
  36. 36
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    new! Athens

    Attica, Greece More
    6
    added by: PanagiotisStavropoulos
  37. 37
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    Wisconsin, United States of America More
    3
    added by: littlerachelbee
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