United States Cities With the Best Sports Fans  

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The cities with the best sports fans are the locations across the United States that are packed full of loyal sports fans ready to support their teams win or lose. Not all of these cities are home to all four major sports with NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL teams but they appreciate the teams they have.

For cities that are home to perennially successful sports teams, being a sports fan is easy. Boston, New York City, and Los Angeles are just three places that can boast dozens of championships in football, baseball, basketball and hockey. Sports teams in those locations consistently perform well, making it really easy to draw great crowds and attract fans.

Other cities however are home to sports teams but those sports teams however are consistently bad. Despite being cities with the worst sports teams, the home squads still manage to sell-out games and retain loyal fans. Cleveland, Buffalo, and Oakland fall into that category as home to many of the worst sports teams around that still have strong fan bases.

So whether these American cities are home to Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup and NBA champions or just full of loyal sports fans who embrace their teams regardless of their records, each is home to the best sports fans in the country for one reason or another. Think your city has the best sports fans? Vote for your city, add it if it's not listed or leave us a comment telling us why it rules below!

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Boston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Boston Massachusetts, USA

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655 1,060
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

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594 912
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Green Bay Wisconsin, USA

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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Philadelphia Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA

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434 802
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
St. Louis Missouri, USA

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Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Cleveland Ohio, USA

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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Seattle Washington, USA

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Detroit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Detroit Michigan, USA

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Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Buffalo New York, USA

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164 202
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
KcXfiles added Kansas City Missouri, USA

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Denver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Denver Colorado, USA

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New York City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
New York City New York, USA

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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
LaurieM added New Orleans Louisiana, USA

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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

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Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
johnnybunn added Cincinnati Ohio, USA

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Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Baltimore Maryland, USA

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Montreal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Montreal Québec, Canada

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149 346
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Indianapolis Indiana, USA

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Portland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Amy Boal added Portland Oregon, USA

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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Dallas Texas, USA

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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Los Angeles California, USA

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Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Ann Arbor Michigan, USA

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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
JavierRios added San Antonio Texas, USA

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Madison is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Madison Wisconsin, USA

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Oakland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Oakland California, USA

Sports Teams With The Most Fanatical Fans

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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Atlanta Georgia, USA

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Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Lincoln Nebraska, USA

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Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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Houston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
wiabux added Houston Texas, USA

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San Jose is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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State College is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
State College Pennsylvania, USA

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Munich is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Munich Bavaria, Germany

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Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Sacramento California, USA

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Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Salt Lake City Utah, USA

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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
AmaryllisG added Charlotte North Carolina, USA

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Leverkusen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Leverkusen North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Bamberg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Bamberg Bavaria, Germany

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Hamburg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Hamburg West Germany

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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
DonnieCollins added Phoenix Arizona, USA

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Düsseldorf is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Düsseldorf North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Gelsenkirchen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Gelsenkirchen Münster, Germany

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Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Baton Rouge Louisiana, USA

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Miami is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Miami Florida, USA

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Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
zach-jefferson added Jacksonville Florida, USA

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Mannheim is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Mannheim Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Berlin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Berlin Germany