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Cities with the Worst Sports Fans

Updated December 19, 2018 21.1k votes 4.2k voters 96.4k views56 items

List RulesU.S. and Canadian cities only

The cities with the worst sports fans are those locations across the United States and Canada whose sports fans are just awful. They throw things at rival players, they trash talk opposing fans and some even boo Santa Claus. Unlike the cities with the best sports fans, these cities sports fans are beyond intolerable and flat out vile.

The worst fans in sports come in all types but most anyone, besides those living in this worst sports fan city, would agree that Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is home to the most horrible fans around. See in Philly the word classy means cheering when opposing players are injured and intentionally vomiting on children. Sure not all Philadelphia sports fans are this disgusting but enough bad eggs ruin the whole city's reputation.

Then we have the cities whose sports fans are highly loyal and really passionate, but sometimes they take it a bit too far. For these awful sports fans, losing a game can turn violent, as demonstrated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Los Angeles, California. Similarly, sometimes passionate sports fans are so passionate that they are to the point of nausea such as the insufferable fans of New York City and Boston, Massachusetts. To make matters worse, Boston and NYC are fierce rivals.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Debbie Downer fans are pretty bad too. Home to the worst sports teams, these cities have gone decades without a championship and the fans will remind you of that entirely too often. Cleveland, Ohio, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Oakland, California, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, are only a handful of those kinds of dreadful cities.

Regardless if these cities are home to professional teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL or to colleges like Columbus, Ohio, or South Bend, Indiana, each brings their own level of awful when it comes to sports fans. Have a city whose sports fans grind your gears? Vote for that city or add it below!

What are the cities with the worst sports fans? That's up to you to decide!
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  • Philadelphia1
    1,514
    404

    Philadelphia

    Pennsylvania, USA
    76ers (NBA), Phillies (MLB), Eagles (NFL), Flyers (NHL)
  • New York City2
    844
    349

    New York City

    New York, USA
    Knicks (NBA), Yankees (MLB), Jets (NFL), Rangers (MLB), Mets (MLB), Giants (NFL)
  • Oakland3
    493
    212

    Oakland

    California, USA
    Raiders (NFL), Golden State Warriors (NBA), Athletics (MLB)
  • Boston4
    1,000
    368

    Boston

    Massachusetts, USA
    Patriots (NFL), Celtics (NBA), Bruins (NHL), Red Sox (MLB)
  • Los Angeles5
    568
    275

    Los Angeles

    California, USA
    Lakers (NBA), Clippers, (NBA), Dodgers (MLB), Kings (NHL), Galaxy (MLS)
  • Buffalo6
    427
    214

    Buffalo

    New York, USA
    Bills (NFL), Sabres (NHL)
  • Charlotte7
    212
    99

    Charlotte

    North Carolina, USA
    Panthers (NFL), Hornets (NBA)
  • Miami8
    480
    315

    Miami

    Florida, USA
    Heat (NBA), Marlins (MLB), Dolphins (NFL), Panthers (NHL)
  • Dallas9
    561
    265

    Dallas

    Texas, USA
    Cowboys (NFL), Mavericks (NBA), Stars (NHL), FC Dallas (MLS)
  • St. Louis10
    293
    121

    St. Louis

    Missouri, USA
    Cardinals (MLB), Blues (NHL)
  • Nashville11
    283
    152

    Nashville

    Tennessee, USA
    Titans (NFL), Predators (NHL)
  • Tuscaloosa12
    202
    123

    Tuscaloosa

    Alabama, USA
    Crimson Tide (NCAA)
  • Chicago13
    370
    311

    Chicago

    Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois
    Bulls (NBA), Bears (NFL), Blackhawks (NHL), Cubs (MLB), White Sox (MLB)
  • Baltimore14
    269
    218

    Baltimore

    Maryland, USA
    Ravens (NFL), Orioles (MLB)
  • Cleveland15
    380
    347

    Cleveland

    Ohio, USA
    Cavaliers (NBA), Browns (NFL), Indians (MLB), Monsters (NHL)
  • Lincoln16
    173
    91

    Lincoln

    Nebraska, USA
    Cornhuskers (NCAA)
  • Memphis17
    177
    81

    Memphis

    Tennessee, USA
    Grizzlies (NBA)
  • Tampa18
    183
    85

    Tampa

    Florida, USA
    Buccaneers (NFL), Lightning (NHL)
  • Atlanta19
    290
    256

    Atlanta

    Georgia, USA
    Falcons (NFL), Braves (MLB), Hawks (MLB), Thrashers (NHL)
  • Washington, D.C.20
    205
    187
    Redskins (NFL), Wizards (NBA), Capitals (NHL), Nationals (MLB), D.C. United (MLS)
  • Oklahoma City21
    126
    54

    Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma, USA
    Thunder (NBA)
  • Detroit22
    231
    229

    Detroit

    Michigan, USA
    Lions (NFL), Red Wings (NHL), Pistons (NBA), Tigers (MLB)
  • San Francisco23
    231
    190

    San Francisco

    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    49ers (NFL), Giants (MLB)
  • Fort Wayne24
    76
    41

    Fort Wayne

    Indiana, USA
  • Hartford25
    68
    47

    Hartford

    Connecticut, USA