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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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1,635 1,028
Football is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Football

2
1,149 933
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Basketball

3
1,075 955
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Soccer

4
1,200 679
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
michalkaly added Ice Hockey

5
701 771
Boxing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

6
962 853
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Baseball

7
571 742
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Tennis

8
571 654
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Ranker Pokemon added Mixed martial arts

9
430 537
Athletics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

10
465 635
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

11
429 514
Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added Beach Volleyball

12
356 468
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added Volleyball

13
371 506
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added Swimming

14
270 662
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
cooolalladin added Cricket

The Most Boring Sports to Watch

15
199 469
Australian Rules football is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

16
494 417
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
slaft added Gymnastics

17
220 613
Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

18
277 390
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
doremifasola added Skiing

19
464 404
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
LanaYoshii added Ice Skating

20
349 339
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
doremifasola added Snowboarding

21
389 347
MMA is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
MMA

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218 396
Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
RobertDowney added Rugby League

23
315 323
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

24
166 291
Track And Field is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
slaft added Track And Field

25
268 351
Horse Racing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

26
125 313
Curling is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
brlarini added Curling

27
227 321
Diving is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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164 299
F1 Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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179 296
Kickboxing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Kickboxing

30
244 403
Auto-Racing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
wiabux added Auto-Racing

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155 299
Motor Sport Racing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Motor Sport Racing

32
264 506
Pro Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
jrdale1 added Pro Wrestling

33
147 321
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
GiovanniVilla added Table Tennis

34
153 456
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added Bowling

35
123 276
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
terence981 added Lacrosse

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127 314
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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87 294
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added Water polo

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84 389
Beach Soccer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Beach Soccer

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100 298
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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69 254
Handball is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
sebbzor added Handball

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57 358
Netball is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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146 348
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Bowling

43
110 327
Darts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

44
63 254
Snooker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
The ITB added Snooker

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80 283
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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94 323
Weightlifting is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
IanHarvey added Weightlifting

47
63 287
Greyhound Racing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Greyhound Racing

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38 278
Marbles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
MikeCudak added Marbles

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3 2
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Nymphrodell added Ultimate Frisbee

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3 2
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Nymphrodell added Ultimate Frisbee