United States 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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545 760
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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768 950
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Pennsylvania, USA

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694 1,038
New York City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
New York, USA

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578 891
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
California, USA

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467 774
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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377 709
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
geokain added Washington, USA

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307 513
London is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
NickClohessy added Great Britain, United Kingdom

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385 622
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Pennsylvania, USA

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278 433
Madrid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
wiabux added Community of Madrid, Spain

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478 734
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Michigan, USA

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387 634
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Missouri, USA

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356 553
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Colorado, USA

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306 516
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Missouri, USA

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306 560
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
wiabux added Catalonia, Spain

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146 177
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
danahy added Ontario, Canada

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207 389
Miami is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Florida, USA

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185 256
Houston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
wiabux added Texas, USA

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147 248
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Québec, Canada

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184 310
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Contiguous United States, USA

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161 249
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added Maryland, USA

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197 296
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
swimmingchic10 added Minnesota, USA

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178 320
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
alpharambo added Georgia, USA

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152 238
Liverpool is listed (or ranked) 25 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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118 236
Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
HanifiAdiyaman added North Holland, Netherlands

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118 220
Munich is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
littlerachelbee added Bavaria, Germany

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137 167
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Tex86 added Texas, USA

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120 245
Milan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
faomac added Lombardy, Italy

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68 62
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Germany

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83 161
Stockholm is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added Stockholm County, Sweden

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133 238
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Justinnnnnn added New York, USA

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163 352
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Oregon, USA

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91 118
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
mandyclark25 added Wisconsin, USA

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84 187
Rio de Janeiro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
kaylive added Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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90 125
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
GilLerat added British Columbia, Canada

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67 70
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Brian Binkley added Tennessee, USA

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65 103
Melbourne is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
BenNicholson added Oceania

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63 65
Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Alan Acosta added Japan

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89 137
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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135 169
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Tony Martin added Texas, USA

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169 225
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
littlerachelbee added Wisconsin, USA

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66 90
Athens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Attica, Greece

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60 68
Lisbon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
UnbreakableNacho added Lisbon District, Portugal

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80 122
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
California, USA

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72 107
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
sal-canete added Florida, USA

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124 209
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Kenne_W added Arizona, USA

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66 73
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Michael Mella added Utah, USA

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56 41
Paris is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Île-de-France, France

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14 0
Moscow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
jacsal added Europe