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
799 1,270
Boston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Massachusetts, USA

2
741 1,129
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

3
679 972
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Pennsylvania, USA

4
521 811
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Pennsylvania, USA

5
497 857
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Missouri, USA

6
600 914
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Wisconsin, USA

7
405 718
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Michigan, USA

8
382 561
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Washington, USA

9
346 593
Denver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Colorado, USA

10
229 242
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
KcXfiles added Missouri, USA

11
418 848
New York City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
New York, USA

12
352 497
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
New York, USA

13
418 695
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Ohio, USA

14
329 650
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

15
264 398
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
LaurieM added Louisiana, USA

16
252 450
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Minnesota, USA

17
220 428
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Québec, Canada

18
168 296
Portland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Amy Boal added Oregon, USA

19
196 336
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Wisconsin, USA

20
255 454
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Maryland, USA

21
209 364
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Indiana, USA

22
248 540
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Texas, USA

23
207 432
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
California, USA

24
163 262
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
JavierRios added Texas, USA

25
126 266
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
British Columbia, Canada

26
155 324
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Contiguous United States, USA

27
97 75
Madison is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Wisconsin, USA

28
178 398
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Georgia, USA

29
67 13
Madrid is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Sir_Cow added Community of Madrid, Spain

30
63 12
Rome is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Sir_Cow added Lazio, Italy

31
158 414
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
johnnybunn added Ohio, USA

32
125 272
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Silicon Valley, California, USA

33
86 72
Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Nebraska, USA

34
62 12
Paris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Sir_Cow added Île-de-France, France

35
66 34
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Germany

36
77 43
London is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Sir_Cow added Great Britain, United Kingdom

37
58 11
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
90 79
Houston is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
wiabux added Texas, USA

39
116 255
Miami is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Florida, USA

40
79 51
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Utah, USA

41
76 68
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added California, USA

42
69 42
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Texas, USA - That's North Dakota, not Texas

43
63 35
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
AmaryllisG added North Carolina, USA

44
69 41
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
RobLein added Louisiana, USA

45
82 88
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
DonnieCollins added Arizona, USA

46
115 267
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Florida, USA

47
68 47
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
KcXfiles added Kansas, USA

48
87 120
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
seelee added Ohio, USA

49
51 44
Cape Town is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
Monkeyman added Western Cape, South Africa - Stormers, South Africa

50
111 365
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities With the Best Sports Fans
California, USA