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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533 743
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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757 938
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Pennsylvania, USA

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678 1,027
New York City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
New York, USA

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568 878
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
California, USA

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463 757
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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379 607
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Pennsylvania, USA

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362 702
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
geokain added Washington, USA

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294 506
London is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
NickClohessy added Great Britain, United Kingdom

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466 724
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Michigan, USA

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265 426
Madrid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
wiabux added Community of Madrid, Spain

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375 627
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Missouri, USA

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345 547
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Colorado, USA

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296 510
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Missouri, USA

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294 557
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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135 172
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
danahy added Ontario, Canada

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242 442
Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
wiabux added Catalonia, Spain

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

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175 252
Houston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
wiabux added Texas, USA

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175 307
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Contiguous United States, USA

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189 293
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
swimmingchic10 added Minnesota, USA

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153 245
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added Maryland, USA

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138 246
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Qu├ębec, Canada

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170 315
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
alpharambo added Georgia, USA

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142 235
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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112 214
Munich is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
littlerachelbee added Bavaria, Germany

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109 233
Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
HanifiAdiyaman added North Holland, Netherlands

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126 165
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Tex86 added Texas, USA

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112 242
Milan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
faomac added Lombardy, Italy

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161 342
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Oregon, USA

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169 214
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
littlerachelbee added Wisconsin, USA

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124 235
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Justinnnnnn added New York, USA

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73 160
Stockholm is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added Stockholm County, Sweden

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57 62
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Germany

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83 115
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
mandyclark25 added Wisconsin, USA

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59 65
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Brian Binkley added Tennessee, USA

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80 124
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
GilLerat added British Columbia, Canada

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125 167
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Tony Martin added Texas, USA

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56 101
Melbourne is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
BenNicholson added Oceania

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80 135
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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73 187
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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53 64
Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Alan Acosta added Japan

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72 118
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
California, USA

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116 205
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Kenne_W added Arizona, USA

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64 103
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
sal-canete added Florida, USA

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101 277
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added California, USA - Oakland Raiders!!!!!!!

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56 87
Athens is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Attica, Greece

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58 70
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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50 66
Lisbon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
UnbreakableNacho added Lisbon District, Portugal

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82 127
Portland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Oregon, USA