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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710 1,174
Boston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Boston Massachusetts, USA

2
646 1,049
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

3
589 902
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

4
585 786
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Green Bay Wisconsin, USA

5
429 751
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Philadelphia Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA

6
433 794
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
St. Louis Missouri, USA

7
375 611
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Cleveland Ohio, USA

8
314 499
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Seattle Washington, USA

9
162 195
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
KcXfiles added Kansas City Missouri, USA

10
330 669
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Detroit Michigan, USA

11
276 453
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Buffalo New York, USA

12
280 549
Denver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Denver Colorado, USA

13
340 807
New York City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
New York City New York, USA

14
267 605
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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15
200 366
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
LaurieM added New Orleans Louisiana, USA

16
183 421
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

17
143 340
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
johnnybunn added Cincinnati Ohio, USA

18
186 431
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Baltimore Maryland, USA

19
153 402
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Montreal Québec, Canada

20
148 343
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Indianapolis Indiana, USA

21
108 264
Portland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Amy Boal added Portland Oregon, USA

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189 509
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Dallas Texas, USA

23
148 393
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Los Angeles California, USA

24
129 314
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

25
52 80
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Ann Arbor Michigan, USA

26
107 235
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
JavierRios added San Antonio Texas, USA

27
43 54
Madison is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Madison Wisconsin, USA

28
105 300
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Oakland California, USA

Sports Teams With The Most Fanatical Fans

29
121 369
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Atlanta Georgia, USA

30
96 302
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans

31
34 54
Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Lincoln Nebraska, USA

32
70 247
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

33
35 56
Houston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
wiabux added Houston Texas, USA

34
73 251
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

35
23 44
State College is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
State College Pennsylvania, USA

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24 51
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Sacramento California, USA

37
12 12
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
AmaryllisG added Charlotte North Carolina, USA

38
24 37
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Salt Lake City Utah, USA

39
11 19
Munich is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Munich Bavaria, Germany

40
6 13
Leverkusen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Leverkusen North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

41
5 13
Bamberg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Bamberg Bavaria, Germany

42
28 71
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
DonnieCollins added Phoenix Arizona, USA

Universities With the Best College Sports Programs

43
4 11
Gelsenkirchen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Gelsenkirchen Münster, Germany

44
8 22
Hamburg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Hamburg West Germany

45
60 238
Miami is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Miami Florida, USA

46
5 15
Düsseldorf is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Düsseldorf North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

47
6 19
Ulm is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Ulm Baden-Württemberg, Germany

48
6 21
Mannheim is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Mannheim Baden-Württemberg, Germany

49
8 25
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Berlin Germany

50
6 20
Hanover is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Hanover Lower Saxony, Germany