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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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1,642 1,037
Football is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Football

2
1,155 944
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Basketball

3
1,081 967
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Soccer

4
1,210 684
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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5
707 776
Boxing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

6
965 863
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Baseball

7
576 746
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Tennis

8
574 660
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Ranker Pokemon added Mixed martial arts

9
432 540
Athletics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

10
468 638
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

11
433 516
Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added Beach Volleyball

12
359 471
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added Volleyball

13
375 509
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added Swimming

14
271 665
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
cooolalladin added Cricket

The Most Boring Sports to Watch

15
200 472
Australian Rules football is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

16
496 418
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
slaft added Gymnastics

17
221 619
Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

18
278 393
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
doremifasola added Skiing

19
468 405
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
LanaYoshii added Ice Skating

20
350 341
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
doremifasola added Snowboarding

21
390 349
MMA is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
MMA

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22
220 398
Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
RobertDowney added Rugby League

23
317 325
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

24
167 293
Track And Field is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
slaft added Track And Field

25
270 353
Horse Racing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

26
229 323
Diving is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

27
126 315
Curling is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
brlarini added Curling

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165 301
F1 Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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180 298
Kickboxing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Kickboxing

30
245 405
Auto-Racing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
wiabux added Auto-Racing

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156 301
Motor Sport Racing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Motor Sport Racing

32
149 322
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
GiovanniVilla added Table Tennis

33
264 508
Pro Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
jrdale1 added Pro Wrestling

34
153 458
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added Bowling

35
124 277
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
terence981 added Lacrosse

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128 315
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

37
89 295
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added Water polo

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86 390
Beach Soccer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Beach Soccer

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101 299
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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71 255
Handball is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
sebbzor added Handball

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59 359
Netball is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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146 350
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Bowling

43
110 329
Darts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

44
64 255
Snooker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
The ITB added Snooker

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81 284
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

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94 325
Weightlifting is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
IanHarvey added Weightlifting

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63 289
Greyhound Racing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Greyhound Racing

48
39 279
Marbles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
MikeCudak added Marbles

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4 2
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Nymphrodell added Ultimate Frisbee

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4 3
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Nymphrodell added Ultimate Frisbee