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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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1,737 1,158
Football is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Football
2
1,261 1,045
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Basketball
3
1,198 1,069
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Soccer
4
1,339 748
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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5
773 835
Boxing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
6
1,041 937
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Baseball
7
632 805
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
Tennis
8
619 709
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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9
457 591
Athletics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
10
516 679
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
11
463 557
Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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12
386 553
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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13
386 509
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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14
301 700
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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15
227 506
Australian Rules football is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
16
514 453
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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17
236 659
Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
18
297 423
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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19
485 435
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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20
370 366
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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21
414 370
MMA is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
MMA
22
242 419
Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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23
329 352
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
24
137 342
Curling is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spectator Sports
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25
283 381
Horse Racing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spectator Sports