American Sports Cities with the Worst Sports Fans  

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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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1,890 509
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Pennsylvania, USA - 76ers (NBA), Phillies (MLB), Eagles (NFL), Flyers (NHL)

2
1,206 470
Boston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Massachusetts, USA - Patriots (NFL), Celtics (NBA), Bruins (NHL), Red Sox (MLB)

3
1,070 439
New York City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
New York, USA - Knicks (NBA), Yankees (MLB), Jets (NFL), Rangers (MLB), Mets (MLB), Giants (NFL)

4
727 348
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
California, USA - Lakers (NBA), Clippers, (NBA), Dodgers (MLB), Kings (NHL), Galaxy (MLS)

5
607 269
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
California, USA - Raiders (NFL), Golden State Warriors (NBA), Athletics (MLB)

6
718 341
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Texas, USA - Cowboys (NFL), Mavericks (NBA), Stars (NHL), FC Dallas (MLS)

7
655 401
Miami is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Florida, USA - Heat (NBA), Marlins (MLB), Dolphins (NFL), Panthers (NHL)

8
487 445
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Ohio, USA - Cavaliers (NBA), Browns (NFL), Indians (MLB), Monsters (NHL)

9
472 400
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA - Bulls (NBA), Bears (NFL), Blackhawks (NHL), Cubs (MLB), White Sox (MLB)

10
389 328
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Georgia, USA - Falcons (NFL), Braves (MLB), Hawks (MLB), Thrashers (NHL)

11
547 562
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Pennsylvania, USA - Steelers (NFL), Penguins ( NHL), Pirates (MLB)

12
331 265
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Maryland, USA - Ravens (NFL), Orioles (MLB)

13
230 149
Tuscaloosa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
muzziac added Alabama, USA - Crimson Tide (NCAA)

14
304 293
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Michigan, USA - Lions (NFL), Red Wings (NHL), Pistons (NBA), Tigers (MLB)

15
299 284
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Qu├ębec, Canada - Canadiens (NHL), Impact (MLS)

16
270 249
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Contiguous United States, USA - Redskins (NFL), Wizards (NBA), Capitals (NHL), Nationals (MLB), D.C. United (MLS)

17
298 246
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA - 49ers (NFL), Giants (MLB)

18
241 267
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Ohio, USA - Blue Jackets (NHL), Crew SC (MLS)

19
200 202
South Bend is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Indiana, USA - Fighting Irish (NCAA)

20
196 276
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
New York, USA - Bills (NFL), Sabres (NHL)

21
250 330
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Wisconsin, USA - Packers (NFL)

22
100 110
Newark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
New Jersey, USA - Devils (NHL)

23
199 232
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
British Columbia, Canada - Canucks (NHL), Whitecaps FC (MLS)

24
144 120
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Washington, USA - Seahawks (NFL), Mariners (MLB), Sounders FC (MLS)

25
96 113
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
North Carolina, USA - Panthers (NFL), Hornets (NBA)