Popular Opinion The Best Spectator Sports  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite sports to watch - the ones you find most entertaining

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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1,687 1,096
Football is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Football

2
1,213 985
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Basketball

3
1,145 1,013
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Soccer

4
1,262 721
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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5
744 804
Boxing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

6
1,012 896
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Baseball

7
605 779
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Tennis

8
603 685
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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9
445 567
Athletics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

10
500 655
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

11
449 536
Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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12
370 490
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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13
288 680
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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14
381 529
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added

15
219 484
Australian Rules football is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

16
505 435
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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17
287 409
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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18
226 642
Golf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

19
476 420
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
LanaYoshii added Ice Skating

20
358 356
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
doremifasola added

21
406 357
MMA is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
MMA

22
236 405
Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
RobertDowney added Rugby League

23
321 343
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

24
175 308
Track And Field is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
slaft added

25
278 367
Horse Racing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

26
131 329
Curling is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
brlarini added Curling

27
174 308
F1 Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

28
232 334
Diving is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

29
184 308
Kickboxing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Kickboxing

30
254 412
Auto-Racing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
wiabux added Auto-Racing

31
161 310
Motor Sport Racing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Motor Sport Racing

32
155 332
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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33
270 515
Pro Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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34
155 466
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added Bowling

35
132 283
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
terence981 added

36
130 324
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

37
91 303
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Riot18 added

38
91 396
Beach Soccer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Beach Soccer

39
106 309
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

40
75 263
Handball is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
sebbzor added Handball

41
61 367
Netball is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

42
149 360
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Bowling

43
113 339
Darts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

44
66 265
Snooker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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45
83 292
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

46
96 334
Weightlifting is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
IanHarvey added Weightlifting

47
64 301
Greyhound Racing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Greyhound Racing

48
10 9
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Nymphrodell added Ultimate Frisbee

49
39 289
Marbles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
MikeCudak added

50
9 11
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Nymphrodell added Ultimate Frisbee