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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501 718
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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729 918
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Pennsylvania, USA

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649 1,007
New York City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
New York, USA

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537 865
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
California, USA

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448 733
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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368 579
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Pennsylvania, USA

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450 705
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Michigan, USA

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338 690
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
geokain added Washington, USA

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266 497
London is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
NickClohessy added Great Britain, United Kingdom

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236 419
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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348 620
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Missouri, USA

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320 540
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Colorado, USA

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237 418
Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
wiabux added Catalonia, Spain

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287 534
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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270 505
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Missouri, USA

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110 166
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
danahy added Ontario, Canada

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169 381
Miami is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Florida, USA

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107 195
Munich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
littlerachelbee added Bavaria, Germany

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151 248
Houston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
wiabux added Texas, USA

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151 301
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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130 220
Liverpool is listed (or ranked) 22 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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166 288
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
swimmingchic10 added Minnesota, USA

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129 242
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added Maryland, USA

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114 242
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Qu├ębec, Canada

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146 312
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
alpharambo added Georgia, USA

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159 319
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added Oregon, USA

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167 189
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
littlerachelbee added Wisconsin, USA

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108 222
Milan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
faomac added Lombardy, Italy

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87 228
Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
HanifiAdiyaman added North Holland, Netherlands

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101 252
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
marcooch76 added California, USA - Oakland Raiders!!!!!!!

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109 254
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
JenniferM.Collins added Ohio, USA

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102 164
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Tex86 added Texas, USA

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101 233
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Justinnnnnn added New York, USA

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51 155
Stockholm is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added Stockholm County, Sweden

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60 112
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
mandyclark25 added Wisconsin, USA

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87 148
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
NoahEvans added Ohio, USA

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100 166
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Tony Martin added Texas, USA

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33 60
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Germany

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57 122
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
GilLerat added British Columbia, Canada

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47 95
Liverpool is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added New York, USA

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36 63
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Brian Binkley added Tennessee, USA

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56 133
Sydney is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added New South Wales, Australia

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92 204
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
Kenne_W added Arizona, USA

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47 107
Glasgow is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
BenNicholson added Strathclyde - Football - Celtic, Rangers and Queen's Park Rugby union - Glasgow As well as host of the recent Commonwealth Games

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28 54
Hamburg is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
West Germany

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58 156
Turin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
beernbugs added Province of Turin, Italy

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48 186
Rio de Janeiro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
kaylive added Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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34 97
Leicester is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
darren-bell added East Midlands, United Kingdom - Leicester Tigers (rugby union), Leicester City (football), Leicester Riders (basketball)

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Melbourne is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams
BenNicholson added Oceania