Popular Opinion The Best Spectator Sports  

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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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1,660 1,065
Football is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Football

2
1,183 963
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Basketball

3
1,107 989
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Soccer

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1,232 703
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
michalkaly added Ice Hockey

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724 788
Boxing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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987 882
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Baseball

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591 761
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Tennis

8
588 674
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Ranker Pokemon added Mixed martial arts

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441 553
Athletics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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479 648
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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442 524
Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added Beach Volleyball

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365 480
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added Volleyball

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280 673
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
cooolalladin added Cricket

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377 520
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added Swimming

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209 478
Australian Rules football is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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501 425
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
slaft added Gymnastics

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283 401
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
doremifasola added Skiing

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222 631
Golf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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472 412
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
LanaYoshii added Ice Skating

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355 348
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
doremifasola added Snowboarding

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397 353
MMA is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
MMA

22
227 402
Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
RobertDowney added Rugby League

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320 335
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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173 300
Track And Field is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
slaft added Track And Field

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275 359
Horse Racing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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231 327
Diving is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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129 323
Curling is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
brlarini added Curling

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169 304
F1 Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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183 301
Kickboxing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Kickboxing

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250 409
Auto-Racing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
wiabux added Auto-Racing

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158 305
Motor Sport Racing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Motor Sport Racing

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151 326
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
GiovanniVilla added Table Tennis

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266 511
Pro Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Timetraveler55 added Pro Wrestling

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154 460
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added Bowling

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128 280
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
terence981 added Lacrosse

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130 317
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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90 297
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added Water polo

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88 392
Beach Soccer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Beach Soccer

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103 302
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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73 258
Handball is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
sebbzor added Handball

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59 362
Netball is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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147 353
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Bowling

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111 332
Darts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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65 258
Snooker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
The ITB added Snooker

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81 287
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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95 327
Weightlifting is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
IanHarvey added Weightlifting

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64 292
Greyhound Racing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Greyhound Racing

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39 282
Marbles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
MikeCudak added Marbles

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7 4
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Nymphrodell added Ultimate Frisbee

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7 5
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Nymphrodell added Ultimate Frisbee