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!

list ordered by

1
695 1,089
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

2
751 1,237
Boston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Massachusetts, USA

3
631 941
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Pennsylvania, USA

4
594 854
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Wisconsin, USA

5
480 782
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Pennsylvania, USA

6
466 829
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Missouri, USA

7
345 536
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Washington, USA

8
195 222
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
KcXfiles added Missouri, USA

9
320 473
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
New York, USA

10
368 694
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Michigan, USA

11
393 661
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Ohio, USA

12
313 575
Denver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Colorado, USA

13
382 828
New York City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
New York, USA

14
230 383
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
LaurieM added Louisiana, USA

15
297 633
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

16
222 436
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Minnesota, USA

17
193 416
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Québec, Canada

18
167 326
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Wisconsin, USA

19
222 444
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Maryland, USA

20
139 284
Portland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Amy Boal added Oregon, USA

21
178 354
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Indiana, USA

22
179 414
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
California, USA

23
218 533
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Texas, USA

24
156 377
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
johnnybunn added Ohio, USA

25
70 64
Madison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Wisconsin, USA

26
135 253
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
JavierRios added Texas, USA

27
34 4
Rome is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Sir_Cow added Lazio, Italy

28
127 314
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Contiguous United States, USA

29
99 255
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
British Columbia, Canada

30
149 389
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Georgia, USA

31
59 64
Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Nebraska, USA

32
35 6
Madrid is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Sir_Cow added Community of Madrid, Spain

33
33 6
Paris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Sir_Cow added Île-de-France, France

34
50 38
London is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Sir_Cow added Great Britain, United Kingdom

35
98 267
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Silicon Valley, California, USA

36
63 73
Houston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
wiabux added Texas, USA

37
31 5
Rio de Janeiro is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Sir_Cow added Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

38
38 29
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Germany

39
52 47
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Utah, USA

40
50 62
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added California, USA

41
111 333
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
California, USA

42
88 249
Miami is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Florida, USA

43
42 36
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Texas, USA - That's North Dakota, not Texas

44
37 29
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
AmaryllisG added North Carolina, USA

45
56 107
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Michigan, USA

46
41 36
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
zach-jefferson added Florida, USA

47
41 36
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Louisiana, USA

48
55 83
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
DonnieCollins added Arizona, USA

49
41 42
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
KcXfiles added Kansas, USA

50
87 261
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Florida, USA