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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658 1,069
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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598 919
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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588 806
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Green Bay Wisconsin, USA

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445 761
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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438 804
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
St. Louis Missouri, USA

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384 623
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Cleveland Ohio, USA

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316 519
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Seattle Washington, USA

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289 460
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Buffalo New York, USA

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342 677
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Detroit Michigan, USA

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165 208
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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280 566
Denver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Denver Colorado, USA

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351 815
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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204 373
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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269 621
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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192 429
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

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153 347
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
johnnybunn added Cincinnati Ohio, USA

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164 408
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Montreal Québec, Canada

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195 438
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Baltimore Maryland, USA

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138 321
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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149 349
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Indianapolis Indiana, USA

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110 280
Portland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Amy Boal added Portland Oregon, USA

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191 526
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Dallas Texas, USA

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152 406
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Los Angeles California, USA

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54 85
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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44 59
Madison is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Madison Wisconsin, USA

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108 249
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
JavierRios added San Antonio Texas, USA

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110 305
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Oakland California, USA

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100 310
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Washington, D.C. Contiguous United States, USA

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124 383
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Atlanta Georgia, USA

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72 252
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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32 47
State College is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
State College Pennsylvania, USA

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34 61
Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Lincoln Nebraska, USA

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74 263
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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37 70
Houston is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
wiabux added Houston Texas, USA

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12 22
Munich is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Munich Bavaria, Germany

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21 43
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Cleveland Tennessee, USA

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8 15
Leverkusen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Leverkusen North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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12 27
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Berlin Germany

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24 59
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Sacramento California, USA

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7 15
Bamberg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Bamberg Bavaria, Germany

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24 44
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Salt Lake City Utah, USA

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10 24
Hamburg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Hamburg West Germany

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6 14
Gelsenkirchen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Gelsenkirchen Münster, Germany

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7 17
Düsseldorf is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Düsseldorf North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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13 25
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
AmaryllisG added Charlotte North Carolina, USA

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17 33
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Baton Rouge Louisiana, USA

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7 23
Mannheim is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Mannheim Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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5 18
Flensburg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Flensburg Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

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7 22
Ulm is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Ulm Baden-Württemberg, Germany