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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1,668 1,071
Football is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Football

2
1,190 964
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Basketball

3
1,117 990
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Soccer

4
1,239 704
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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5
728 789
Boxing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

6
993 882
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Baseball

7
592 763
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Tennis

8
590 674
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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9
442 555
Athletics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

10
485 648
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

11
444 525
Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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12
366 481
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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13
282 673
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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14
378 521
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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15
212 479
Australian Rules football is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

16
501 427
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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17
223 633
Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

18
283 403
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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19
473 413
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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20
355 350
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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21
399 354
MMA is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
MMA

22
230 402
Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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23
320 337
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

24
173 302
Track And Field is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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25
275 361
Horse Racing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

26
131 323
Curling is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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27
231 329
Diving is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

28
171 305
F1 Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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183 303
Kickboxing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Kickboxing

30
252 409
Auto-Racing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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160 306
Motor Sport Racing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Motor Sport Racing

32
152 328
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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268 511
Pro Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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154 462
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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130 280
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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130 319
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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90 299
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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89 393
Beach Soccer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Beach Soccer

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103 304
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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74 259
Handball is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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60 363
Netball is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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147 355
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Bowling

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111 334
Darts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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65 260
Snooker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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81 289
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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95 329
Weightlifting is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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64 295
Greyhound Racing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Greyhound Racing

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39 284
Marbles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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49
8 5
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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7 7
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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