Cities / Towns 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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1
849 1,317
Boston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Massachusetts, USA

2
789 1,175
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

3
716 1,021
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Pennsylvania, USA

4
585 840
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Pennsylvania, USA

5
533 890
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Missouri, USA

6
441 743
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Michigan, USA

7
419 582
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Washington, USA

8
615 963
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Wisconsin, USA

9
452 874
New York City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
New York, USA

10
374 621
Denver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Colorado, USA

11
269 258
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
KcXfiles added Missouri, USA

12
456 713
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Ohio, USA

13
380 514
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
New York, USA

14
352 666
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

15
280 463
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Minnesota, USA

16
289 410
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
LaurieM added Louisiana, USA

17
244 441
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Qu├ębec, Canada

18
191 308
Portland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Amy Boal added Oregon, USA

19
278 466
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Maryland, USA

20
231 373
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Indiana, USA

21
217 349
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Wisconsin, USA

22
274 548
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Texas, USA

23
226 447
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
California, USA

24
143 275
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
British Columbia, Canada

25
174 333
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
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