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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
Massachusetts, USA
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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA
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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
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Missouri, USA
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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA
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Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Pennsylvania, USA
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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Washington, USA
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St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Missouri, USA
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Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
New York, USA
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Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Wisconsin, USA
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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
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Louisiana, USA
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Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Ohio, USA
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Detroit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Michigan, USA
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Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Colorado, USA
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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Minnesota, USA
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Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
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Utah, USA
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New York City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
New York, USA
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Houston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
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Texas, USA
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Portland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
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Oregon, USA
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Madison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
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Wisconsin, USA
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London is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
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Great Britain, United Kingdom
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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
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Madrid is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
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Community of Madrid, Spain
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Paris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
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Île-de-France, France
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Rio de Janeiro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Rome is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
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Lazio, Italy