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The best spectator sports are the ones that are not only the sports that are fun to play, but the sports that are thrilling to watch. Whether you're seeing the best teams in the league or the worst teams ever to play a game, there's a certain spectacle that goes along with watching live sports that makes the spectator sports experience worth every moment. The top spectator sports include NFL football, MLB baseball, and NBA basketball though those are just a few of the greatest spectator sports.

There is an electricity to the crowd at sporting events and being in a team's stadium to watch sports action unfold live isn't the only reason a sport becomes a top spectator sport. In fact, some of the best stadiums are themselves a reason to watch a sport. Some people think the best thing about spectator sports is the concessions. Others think the greatest spectator sports are ones where there's a chance the competitors could get hurt. Sometimes being a part of the best sports franchises makes a spectator sport the best sport for fans to watch. Whatever

What are the greatest spectator sports? What are the best sports to watch live? Which sports are the best to see in person? Are some sports more exciting to watch at the stadium? There are dozens of reasons to watch sports and this list is just a way to approach the question of what's the best sport to watch. If you don't see your favorite spectator sport on the list, be sure to add it and being it to the attention of other sports fans who might vote it to the #1 position as the greatest spectator sport.
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1,673 1,082
Football is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Football

2
1,200 970
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Basketball

3
1,129 997
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Soccer

4
1,246 711
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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5
734 797
Boxing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

6
1,000 889
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Baseball

7
596 771
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Tennis

8
592 681
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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9
443 562
Athletics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

10
490 652
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

11
445 531
Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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12
367 487
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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13
285 676
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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14
379 524
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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15
216 480
Australian Rules football is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

16
502 430
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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17
285 405
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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18
223 637
Golf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

19
475 415
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
LanaYoshii added Ice Skating

20
356 352
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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21
399 357
MMA is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
MMA

22
232 403
Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
RobertDowney added Rugby League

23
320 339
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

24
174 304
Track And Field is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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25
275 364
Horse Racing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

26
131 326
Curling is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
brlarini added Curling

27
232 331
Diving is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

28
173 306
F1 Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

29
183 305
Kickboxing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Kickboxing

30
253 410
Auto-Racing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
wiabux added Auto-Racing

31
160 308
Motor Sport Racing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Motor Sport Racing

32
153 329
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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33
269 512
Pro Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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34
155 463
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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35
132 280
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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36
130 321
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

37
91 300
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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38
91 393
Beach Soccer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Beach Soccer

39
104 305
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

40
75 260
Handball is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
sebbzor added Handball

41
61 364
Netball is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

42
148 356
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Bowling

43
112 335
Darts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

44
65 262
Snooker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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45
82 290
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

46
95 331
Weightlifting is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
IanHarvey added Weightlifting

47
64 297
Greyhound Racing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Greyhound Racing

48
9 6
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Nymphrodell added Ultimate Frisbee

49
39 286
Marbles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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50
8 8
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Nymphrodell added Ultimate Frisbee