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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Baltimore Maryland, USA - Ravens (NFL), Orioles (MLB)

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Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA - Steelers (NFL), Penguins ( NHL), Pirates (MLB)

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

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

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

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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA - 49ers (NFL), Giants (MLB)

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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Washington, D.C. Contiguous United States, USA - Redskins (NFL), Wizards (NBA), Capitals (NHL), Nationals (MLB), D.C. United (MLS)

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

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

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

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

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Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada - Canucks (NHL), Whitecaps FC (MLS)

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Newark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Newark New Jersey, USA - Devils (NHL)

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

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

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Long Island is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Long Island New York - Islanders (NHL)

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Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Cincinnati Ohio, USA - Bengals (NFL), Reds (MLB)

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Houston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Houston Texas, USA - Texans (NFL), Rockets (NBA), Astros (MLB), Dynamo (MLS)

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Nashville Tennessee, USA - Titans (NFL), Predators (NHL)

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Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Anaheim California, USA - Ducks (NHL), Angels (MLB)

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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
New Orleans Louisiana, USA - Saints (NFL), Pelicans (NBA)

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St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
St. Louis Missouri, USA - Cardinals (MLB), Blues (NHL)

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New Brunswick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
muzziac added New Brunswick New Jersey, USA - Scarlet Knights (NCAA)

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Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Indianapolis Indiana, USA - Colts (NFL), Pacers (NBA)

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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Phoenix Arizona, USA - Suns (NBA), Diamondbacks (MLB)

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Toronto is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
GilLerat added Toronto Ontario, Canada

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Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Lincoln Nebraska, USA - Cornhuskers (NCAA)

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Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Oklahoma City Oklahoma, USA - Thunder (NBA)

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Memphis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Memphis Tennessee, USA - Grizzlies (NBA)

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Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Salt Lake City Utah, USA - Jazz (NBA), Real Salt Lake (MLS)

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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Kansas City Missouri, USA - Chiefs (NFL), Royals (MLB)

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Ottawa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
SalvatoreIanni added Ottawa Ontario, Canada - Senators (MLB)

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Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Syracuse New York, USA - Orange (NCAA)

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Tampa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Tampa Florida, USA - Buccaneers (NFL), Lightning (NHL)

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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
San Diego California, USA

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Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Sacramento California, USA

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Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Fort Wayne Indiana, USA

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El Paso is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
starcityreporter added El Paso Texas, USA

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Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Hamilton South Lanarkshire, Scotland