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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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1,696 1,102
Football is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Football

2
1,220 994
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Basketball

3
1,154 1,019
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Soccer

4
1,273 727
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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5
750 808
Boxing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

6
1,017 904
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Baseball

7
609 783
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Tennis

8
608 689
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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9
447 571
Athletics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

10
503 659
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

11
450 540
Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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12
373 493
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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13
291 683
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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14
382 534
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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15
221 489
Australian Rules football is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

16
506 441
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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17
288 413
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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18
227 647
Golf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

19
478 425
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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20
360 359
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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21
408 359
MMA is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
MMA

22
238 408
Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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23
324 345
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spectator Sports

24
176 311
Track And Field is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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25
279 371
Horse Racing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spectator Sports