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!

list ordered by

1
718 1,109
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

2
775 1,258
Boston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Massachusetts, USA

3
658 955
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Pennsylvania, USA

4
598 885
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Wisconsin, USA

5
497 800
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Pennsylvania, USA

6
479 847
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Missouri, USA

7
361 553
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Washington, USA

8
386 707
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Michigan, USA

9
208 235
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
KcXfiles added Missouri, USA

10
332 488
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
New York, USA

11
325 586
Denver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Colorado, USA

12
405 678
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Ohio, USA

13
400 836
New York City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
New York, USA

14
310 642
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

15
242 391
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
LaurieM added Louisiana, USA

16
234 444
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Minnesota, USA

17
203 423
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Québec, Canada

18
179 331
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Wisconsin, USA

19
236 449
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Maryland, USA

20
150 290
Portland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Amy Boal added Oregon, USA

21
192 360
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Indiana, USA

22
231 537
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Texas, USA

23
189 424
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
California, USA

24
146 258
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
JavierRios added Texas, USA

25
80 72
Madison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Wisconsin, USA

26
158 394
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
johnnybunn added Ohio, USA

27
139 320
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Contiguous United States, USA

28
109 261
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
British Columbia, Canada

29
162 393
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Georgia, USA

30
49 10
Madrid is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Sir_Cow added Community of Madrid, Spain

31
46 9
Rome is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Sir_Cow added Lazio, Italy

32
70 68
Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Nebraska, USA

33
61 40
London is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Sir_Cow added Great Britain, United Kingdom

34
44 10
Paris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Sir_Cow added Île-de-France, France

35
108 270
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Silicon Valley, California, USA

36
49 31
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Germany

37
74 76
Houston is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
wiabux added Texas, USA

38
41 9
Rio de Janeiro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Sir_Cow added Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

39
62 49
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Utah, USA

40
60 65
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added California, USA

41
99 252
Miami is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Florida, USA

42
52 39
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Texas, USA - That's North Dakota, not Texas

43
46 33
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
AmaryllisG added North Carolina, USA

44
51 39
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Louisiana, USA

45
65 86
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
DonnieCollins added Arizona, USA

46
111 346
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
California, USA

47
51 45
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
KcXfiles added Kansas, USA

48
99 264
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Florida, USA

49
46 43
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
zach-jefferson added Florida, USA

50
57 120
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Michigan, USA