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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590 820
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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808 1,014
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Pennsylvania, USA

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735 1,089
New York City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
New York, USA

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621 937
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
California, USA

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313 473
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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338 553
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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423 666
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Pennsylvania, USA

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407 748
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
geokain added Washington, USA

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508 769
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Michigan, USA

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485 822
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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339 537
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Missouri, USA

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418 661
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Missouri, USA

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173 200
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
danahy added Ontario, Canada

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379 578
Denver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Colorado, USA

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334 579
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 16 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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279 466
Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
wiabux added Catalonia, Spain

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207 274
Houston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
wiabux added Texas, USA

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170 263
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Qu├ębec, Canada

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229 408
Miami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Florida, USA

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182 266
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added Maryland, USA

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207 328
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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217 314
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
swimmingchic10 added Minnesota, USA

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173 252
Liverpool is listed (or ranked) 24 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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199 336
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
alpharambo added Georgia, USA