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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1,861 499
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
1,178 464
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
1,047 433
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
713 343
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
593 263
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
703 335
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
649 392
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
480 432
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
464 391
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
383 322
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
325 257
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Maryland, USA - Ravens (NFL), Orioles (MLB)

12
533 557
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Pennsylvania, USA - Steelers (NFL), Penguins ( NHL), Pirates (MLB)

13
226 144
Tuscaloosa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
muzziac added Alabama, USA - Crimson Tide (NCAA)

14
300 290
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
298 279
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Qu├ębec, Canada - Canadiens (NHL), Impact (MLS)

16
295 243
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA - 49ers (NFL), Giants (MLB)

17
263 248
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 17 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)

18
240 263
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Ohio, USA - Blue Jackets (NHL), Crew SC (MLS)

19
195 201
South Bend is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Indiana, USA - Fighting Irish (NCAA)

20
191 271
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
New York, USA - Bills (NFL), Sabres (NHL)

21
245 328
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Wisconsin, USA - Packers (NFL)

22
198 230
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
British Columbia, Canada - Canucks (NHL), Whitecaps FC (MLS)

23
97 108
Newark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
New Jersey, USA - Devils (NHL)

24
142 118
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
96 112
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
North Carolina, USA - Panthers (NFL), Hornets (NBA)

26
128 118
Long Island is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Long Island New York - Islanders (NHL)

27
89 82
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Ohio, USA - Bengals (NFL), Reds (MLB)

28
143 153
Houston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Texas, USA - Texans (NFL), Rockets (NBA), Astros (MLB), Dynamo (MLS)

29
131 205
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Tennessee, USA - Titans (NFL), Predators (NHL)

30
65 69
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
California, USA - Ducks (NHL), Angels (MLB)

31
89 104
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Louisiana, USA - Saints (NFL), Pelicans (NBA)

32
123 138
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Missouri, USA - Cardinals (MLB), Blues (NHL)

33
65 108
New Brunswick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
muzziac added New Jersey, USA - Scarlet Knights (NCAA)

34
59 83
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Indiana, USA - Colts (NFL), Pacers (NBA)

35
52 84
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Arizona, USA - Suns (NBA), Diamondbacks (MLB)

36
99 134
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
GilLerat added Ontario, Canada

37
77 111
Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Nebraska, USA - Cornhuskers (NCAA)

38
54 63
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Oklahoma, USA - Thunder (NBA)

39
81 115
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Tennessee, USA - Grizzlies (NBA)

40
45 68
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Utah, USA - Jazz (NBA), Real Salt Lake (MLS)

41
40 56
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
New York, USA - Orange (NCAA)

42
76 129
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Missouri, USA - Chiefs (NFL), Royals (MLB)

43
85 139
Ottawa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
SalvatoreIanni added Ontario, Canada - Senators (MLB)

44
85 115
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Florida, USA - Buccaneers (NFL), Lightning (NHL)

45
46 80
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
California, USA

46
31 51
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Indiana, USA

47
40 66
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
Wisconsin, USA

48
38 57
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
California, USA

49
66 92
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
starcityreporter added Texas, USA

50
27 54
Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Fans
South Lanarkshire, Scotland