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Cities with the Best Sports Teams

Updated November 13, 2019 27.6k votes 5.4k voters 71.2k views50 items

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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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  • Boston1
    1,449
    1,051

    MLB: Red Sox (9 World Series)
    NFL: Patriots (6 Super Bowls)
    NBA: Celtics (17 titles)
    NHL: Bruins (6 Stanley Cups)

    Total championships: 38

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  • Chicago2
    711
    940

    MLB: Cubs (3 World Series), White Sox (3 World Series)
    NFL: Bears (1 Super Bowl)
    NBA: Bulls (6 titles)
    NHL: Blackhawks (6 Stanley Cups)

    Total championships: 19

  • Philadelphia3

    MLB: Phillies (2 World Series)
    NFL: Eagles (1 Super Bowl)
    NBA: 76ers (2 titles)
    NHL: Flyers (2 Stanley Cups)

    Total championships: 7

  • Pittsburgh4
    743
    1,024

    MLB: Pirates (5 World Series)
    NFL: Steelers (6 Super Bowls)
    NHL: Penguins (5 Stanley Cups)

    Total championships: 16

  • St. Louis5
    412
    556

    MLB: Cardinals (11 World Series)
    NHL: Blues (1 Stanley Cup)

    Total championships: 12

  • Detroit6
    506
    693

    MLB: Tigers (4 World Series)
    NFL: Lions
    NBA: Pistons (3 titles)
    NHL: Red Wings (11 Stanley Cups)

    Total championships: 18

  • New York City7

    MLB: Yankees (27 World Series), Mets (2 World Series)
    NFL: Giants (4 Super Bowls), Jets (1 Super Bowl)
    NBA: Knicks (2 titles), Nets
    NHL: Rangers (4 Stanley Cups), Islanders (4 Stanley Cups)

    Total championships: 44

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  • Toronto8
    245
    326

    MLB: Blue Jays (2 World Series)
    NBA: Raptors (1 NBA championship)
    NHL: Maple Leafs (13 Stanley Cups)

    Total championships: 16

  • Minneapolis9

    MLB: Twins (2 World Series)
    NFL: Vikings
    NBA: Timberwolves
    NHL: Wild

    Total championships: 2

  • Dallas10
    194
    226

    NFL: Cowboys (5 World Series)
    NBA: Mavericks (1 title)
    NHL: Stars (1 Stanley Cup)

    Total championships: 7

  • Los Angeles11

    MLB: Dodgers (5 World Series)
    NFL: Rams, Chargers
    NBA: Lakers (11 titles), Clippers
    NHL: Kings (2 Stanley Cups)

    Total championships: 18

  • Baltimore12
    200
    272

    MLB: Orioles (3 World Series)
    NFL: Ravens 2 (Super Bowls)

    Total championships: 5

  • Washington, D.C.13

    MLB: Nationals (1 World Series)
    NFL: Redskins (3 Super Bowls)
    NBA: Wizards (1 title)
    NHL: Capitals (1 Stanley Cup)

    Total championships: 6

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  • Kansas City14

    MLB: Royals (2 World Series)
    NFL: Chiefs (1 Super Bowl)

    Total championships: 3

  • Cleveland15
    126
    170

    MLB: Indians (2 World Series)
    NFL: Browns 
    NBA: Cavaliers (1 title)

    Total championships: 3

  • Montreal16
    184
    261

    NHL: Canadiens (24 Stanley Cups)

    Total championships: 24

  • Houston17
    251
    359

    MLB: Astros (1 World Series)
    NFL: Texans
    NBA: Rockets (2 titles)

    Total championships: 3

  • Green Bay18
    187
    272

    NFL: Packers (4 Super Bowls)

    Total championships: 4

  • Phoenix19
    138
    193

    MLB: Diamondbacks (1 World Series)
    NFL: Cardinals
    NBA: Suns
    NHL: Coyotes

    Total championships: 1

  • Miami20
    237
    350

    MLB: Marlins (2 World Series)
    NFL: Dolphins (2 Super Bowls)
    NBA: Heat (3 titles)

    Total championships: 7

  • Milwaukee21
    137
    194

    MLB: Brewers
    NBA: Bucks (1 title)

    Total championships: 1

  • San Diego22
    107
    155

    MLB: Padres

    Total championships: 0

  • Denver23
    345
    512

    MLB: Rockies
    NFL: Broncos (3 Super Bowls)
    NBA: Nuggets 
    NHL: Avalanche (2 Stanley Cups)

    Total championships: 5

  • Atlanta24
    202
    302

    MLB: Braves (1 World Series)
    NFL: Falcons
    NBA: Hawks

    Total championships: 1

  • San Jose25

    NHL: Sharks

    Total championships: 0