Professional Sports Teams by City & State
How many are there and where are they? Let's find out.
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There are 157 pro sports teams if you count the major four sports, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, alongside MLS and the CFL. We will work in the WNBA soon and update the list.
The best sports towns, and arguably the best states, don't necessarily have the most teams, as a passionate and loyal fanbase certainly alters how we view that city.
Speaking of fanbases, if the Buffalo Bills can get to the Super Bowl and win, imagine how many folks will be crushing the Super Bowl drinking game this year?!
|City||# of Pro Teams|
|New York City||11|
|San Francisco Bay Area||6|
|Tampa Bay Area||3|
|Salt Lake City||2|
What cities have all four major league sports?
Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C..
To be fair, that list allows for some wiggle room, as the 49ers are in Santa Clara, the Wild are in St. Paul, the Patriots are in Foxborough, and the Giants/Jets are in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The core four teams of Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Philly, and LA all have addresses within the city itself.
Has any city won all four championships in one year?
No. Tom Brady's dominance and the resurgence of the Boston Red Sox allowed for Boston to have the best chance over the last 20 years to win all four in one year. Then G.O.A.T. Brady signed with Tampa and gave them the chance in 2020, as they won the Super Bowl, the Lightning won the Stanley Cup, and the Rays lost in the World Series. Tampa just lacked an NBA team to give it a real shot.
Has any city played in all four championships in one year?
Yes, Philadelphia in 1980. The Phillies were the only victors.