American Sports 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
827 1,274
Boston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Massachusetts, USA

2
764 1,134
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

3
699 978
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Pennsylvania, USA

4
542 814
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Pennsylvania, USA

5
517 859
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Missouri, USA

6
423 721
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Michigan, USA

7
603 933
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Wisconsin, USA

8
400 564
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Washington, USA

9
363 596
Denver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Colorado, USA

10
438 852
New York City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
New York, USA

11
250 243
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
KcXfiles added Missouri, USA

12
370 499
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
New York, USA

13
438 696
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Ohio, USA

14
345 651
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

15
281 398
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
LaurieM added Louisiana, USA

16
268 450
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Minnesota, USA

17
235 430
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Qu├ębec, Canada

18
184 297
Portland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Amy Boal added Oregon, USA

19
212 338
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Wisconsin, USA

20
271 455
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Maryland, USA

21
224 365
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Indiana, USA

22
265 540
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Texas, USA

23
223 433
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
California, USA

24
140 266
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
British Columbia, Canada

25
169 324
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
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