united states Cities with the Best Sports Teams  

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List Rules Consider the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB teams from each city

The cities with the best sports teams dominate all others in North America with successful and popular teams in the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB. These basketball, hockey, football, baseball and college sports towns consistently compete among the elite, bring home titles and earn the jealousy of sports fans outside of these metro areas, which are also some of the coolest cities around.

Having dominated the 2000s, it's hard to argue that Boston, Massachusetts, is not the best sports city in the country. Between the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins, Beantown is the only city to earn professional sporting championships in all four major sports within a 10-year span starting with the New England Patriots Super Bowl victory in 2002 and concluding when the Boston Bruins took home the Stanley Cup in 2011.

Other cities might not have as many titles in a short amount of time, but their home teams are among the top all-time leaders in championships. Take New York City for example. The Yankees have 27 World Series titles but are only a fraction of the sports action in the Big Apple with no less than nine professional teams between the four major sports in the metro area.

But like how Boston and New York are bitter rivals in Major League Baseball, there are plenty of other sports cities that are hungry to become part of the elite. Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Denver, Chicago and Miami are just a handful of the cities right on the bubble with plenty of talented sports teams ready to dominate. Which sports city will rule in the next century? Stay tuned sports fans to find out.

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Boston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Boston Massachusetts, USA

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451 641
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Matthew C. Plowman added Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

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Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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New York City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
New York City New York, USA

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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Los Angeles California, USA

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422 668
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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425 650
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Detroit Michigan, USA

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317 542
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA

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318 646
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
geokain added Seattle Washington, USA

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247 461
London is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
NickClohessy added London Great Britain, United Kingdom

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307 508
Denver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Denver Colorado, USA

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219 390
Madrid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
wiabux added Madrid Community of Madrid, Spain

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Manchester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
DavidClements added Manchester Greater Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester united ,Manchester city ,2 of the best football (soccer) teams in the world.

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224 394
Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
wiabux added Barcelona Catalonia, Spain

Cities With the Best Sports Fans

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327 595
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
St. Louis Missouri, USA

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257 488
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Kansas City Missouri, USA

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Munich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
littlerachelbee added Munich Bavaria, Germany

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Miami is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Miami Florida, USA

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Liverpool is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
jackslee2 added Liverpool Merseyside, United Kingdom - Home of 5 times European Cup winning Liverpool FC, the most successful top flight English football club of all time.

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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Washington, D.C. USA

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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Dallas Oregon, USA

Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

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Toronto is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
danahy added Toronto Ontario, Canada

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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
swimmingchic10 added Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

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Milan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
faomac added Milan Lombardy, Italy

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Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added Baltimore Maryland, USA

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Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
littlerachelbee added Green Bay Wisconsin, USA

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Montreal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Montreal Québec, Canada

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Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
HanifiAdiyaman added Amsterdam North Holland, Netherlands

The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball

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Houston is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
wiabux added Houston Texas, USA

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
alpharambo added Atlanta Georgia, USA

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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Tex86 added San Antonio Texas, USA

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Oakland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Oakland California, USA - Oakland Raiders!!!!!!!

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Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
JenniferM.Collins added Cincinnati Ohio, USA

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Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Justinnnnnn added Buffalo New York, USA

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Stockholm is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added Stockholm Stockholm County, Sweden

The Greatest Out of Shape Athletes in Sports

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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Tony Martin added Dallas Texas, USA

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Liverpool is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added Liverpool New York, USA

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Glasgow is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
BenNicholson added Glasgow Strathclyde - Football - Celtic, Rangers and Queen's Park Rugby union - Glasgow As well as host of the recent Commonwealth Games

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Berlin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Berlin Germany

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Hamburg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Hamburg West Germany

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Turin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added Turin Province of Turin, Italy

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Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
GilLerat added Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

Famous Athletes Who Could Have Dominated a Second Sport

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Leicester is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
darren-bell added Leicester East Midlands, United Kingdom - Leicester Tigers (rugby union), Leicester City (football), Leicester Riders (basketball)

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Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
mandyclark25 added Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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Sydney is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added Sydney New South Wales, Australia

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Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
NoahEvans added Cleveland Ohio, USA

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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
San Diego California, USA

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Rio de Janeiro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
kaylive added Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Melbourne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
BenNicholson added Melbourne Oceania

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Tampa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
sal-canete added Tampa Florida, USA