American Sports Cities with the Best Sports Teams  

Blake Edwards
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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
Massachusetts, USA

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574 787
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Matthew C. Plowman added Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

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793 978
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Pennsylvania, USA

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720 1,061
New York City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
New York, USA

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604 917
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
California, USA

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299 455
Madrid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
wiabux added Community of Madrid, Spain

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325 535
London is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
NickClohessy added Great Britain, United Kingdom

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396 731
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
geokain added Washington, USA

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477 803
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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407 651
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Pennsylvania, USA

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497 756
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Michigan, USA

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409 648
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Missouri, USA

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329 527
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Missouri, USA

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167 189
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
danahy added Ontario, Canada

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376 565
Denver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Colorado, USA

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273 454
Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
wiabux added Catalonia, Spain

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322 570
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
DavidClements added Greater Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester united ,Manchester city ,2 of the best football (soccer) teams in the world.

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204 265
Houston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
wiabux added Texas, USA

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226 398
Miami is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Florida, USA

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166 255
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Québec, Canada

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180 257
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added Maryland, USA

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203 318
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Contiguous United States, USA

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213 306
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
swimmingchic10 added Minnesota, USA

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195 325
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
alpharambo added Georgia, USA

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85 66
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Germany

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168 246
Liverpool is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
jackslee2 added 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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154 173
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Tex86 added Texas, USA

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134 242
Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
HanifiAdiyaman added North Holland, Netherlands

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84 76
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Brian Binkley added Tennessee, USA

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128 231
Munich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
littlerachelbee added Bavaria, Germany

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98 165
Stockholm is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added Stockholm County, Sweden

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79 69
Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Alan Acosta added Japan

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74 42
Paris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Île-de-France, France

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107 122
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
mandyclark25 added Wisconsin, USA

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107 128
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
GilLerat added British Columbia, Canada

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81 106
Melbourne is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
BenNicholson added Oceania

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84 91
Athens is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Attica, Greece

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150 243
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Justinnnnnn added New York, USA

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75 70
Lisbon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
UnbreakableNacho added Lisbon District, Portugal

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105 138
Sydney is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added New South Wales, Australia

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101 189
Rio de Janeiro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
kaylive added Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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82 75
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Michael Mella added Utah, USA

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153 172
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Tony Martin added Texas, USA

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131 254
Milan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
faomac added Lombardy, Italy

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97 124
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
California, USA

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60 36
Porto is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Porto District, Portugal

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91 98
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added Ohio, USA

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70 63
Istanbul is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Berk Kalaycı added Marmara Region, Turkey

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86 112
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
sal-canete added Florida, USA

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107 133
Portland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Oregon, USA