List of North American cities by number of prosports franchises

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This is a list of North American cities by the number of major league professional sports franchises in their metropolitan areas. These include members of Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer, the Women's National Basketball Association, the National Lacrosse League, Major League Lacrosse, the Canadian Football League, and the Arena Football League.

1New York City area 14 (3 NHL, 2 NFL, 2 NBA, 2 MLB, 1 MLS, 1 WNBA, 2 MLL, 1 AFL)
2Los Angeles area 11 (2 NBA, 2 NHL, 2 MLB, 2 MLS, 1 WNBA, 1 AFL, 1 MLL)
3San Francisco area 10 (2 NFL, 2 MLB, 1 NHL, 1 NBA, 1 MLS, 1 NLL, 1 AFL, 1 MLL)
4Chicago 9 (2 MLB, 1 NHL, 1 NBA, 1 WNBA, 1 NFL, 1 MLS, 1 AFL, 1 MLL)
4Washington-Baltimore area 9 (2 NFL, 1 NHL, 2 MLB, 1 NBA, 1 MLS, 1 WNBA, 1 MLL)
6Denver, Colorado 8 (1 NHL, 1 NBA, 1 NFL, 1 MLB, 1 MLS, 1 NLL, 1 AFL, 1 MLL)
7Philadelphia area 7 (1 NHL, 1 MLB, 1 NFL, 1 NBA, 1 NLL, 1 MLL, 1 AFL)
7Phoenix area 7 (1 NHL, 1 MLB, 1 NBA, 1 NFL, 1 WNBA, 1 NLL, 1 AFL)
9Boston 6 (1 NHL, 1 MLB, 1 NFL, 1 NBA, 1 MLS, 1 MLL)
9Minneapolis area 6 (1 NHL, 1 MLB, 1 NFL, 1 NBA, 1 WNBA, 1 NLL)
9Dallas 6 (1 NHL, 1 MLB, 1 NFL, 1 NBA, 1 MLS, 1 AFL)
12Detroit 5 (1 NFL, 1 NHL, 1 NBA, 1 MLB, 1 WNBA)
12Toronto 5 (1 NHL, 1 NBA, 1 MLB, 1 NLL, 1 CFL)
12Atlanta 5 (1 NHL, 1 MLB, 1 NFL, 1 NBA, 1 AFL)
15Houston 4 (1 MLB, 1 NFL, 1 NBA, 1 WNBA)
15Miami 4 (1 MLB, 1 NBA, 1 NFL, 1 NHL)
15Seattle 4 (1 NBA, 1 MLB, 1 NFL, 1 WNBA)
15Tampa Bay 4 (1 NHL, 1 MLB, 1 NFL, 1 AFL)
19Buffalo 3 (1 NHL, 1 NFL, 1 NLL)
19Calgary 3 (1 NHL, 1 NLL, 1 CFL)
19Charlotte, North Carolina 3 (1 NBA, 1 NFL, 1 WNBA)
19Cleveland 3 (1 MLB, 1 NFL, 1 NBA)
19Indianapolis 3 (1 NFL, 1 NBA, 1 WNBA)
19Kansas City 3 (1 MLB, 1 NFL, 1 MLS)
19Pittsburgh 3 (1 NHL, 1 MLB, 1 NFL)
19St. Louis, Missouri 3 (1 NHL, 1 MLB, 1 NFL)
19Columbus, Ohio 3 (1 NHL, 1 MLS, 1 AFL)
29Cincinnati 2 (1 NFL, 1 MLB)
29Edmonton 2 (1 NHL, 1 CFL)
29Milwaukee 2 (1 MLB, 1 NBA)
29Montreal 2 (1 NHL, 1 CFL)
29Nashville 2 (1 NHL, 1 NFL)
29New Orleans area 2 (1 NBA, 1 NFL)
29Orlando area 2 (1 NHL, 1 NBA)
29Ottawa 2 (1 NHL, 1 CFL)
29Rochester, New York 2 (1 NLL and 1 MLL)
29Sacramento 2 (1 NBA, 1 WNBA)
29Salt Lake City area 2 (1 NBA, 1 MLS)
29San Antonio 2 (1 NBA, 1 WNBA)
29San Diego 2 (1 MLB, 1 NFL)
29Vancouver 2 (1 NHL, 1 CFL)
43Green Bay 1 (1 NFL)
43Hamilton, Ontario 1 (1 CFL)
43Jacksonville, Florida 1 (1 NFL)
43Memphis 1 (1 NBA)
43New London, Connecticut area 1 (1 WNBA)
43Portland, Oregon 1 (1 NBA)
43Raleigh, North Carolina area 1 (1 NHL)
43Regina, Saskatchewan 1 (1 CFL)
43Winnipeg 1 (1 CFL)


Names of Professional Sports Clubs in the United States and Canada by Metropolitan Area Size

The following table gives the names of professional baseball, football, basketball, ice hockey, and soccer in order of metropolitan area size. Boldface type indicates a major league club. League is indicated in parentheses. Indications such as "AAA" and "AA" indicate the level of a minor league ("AAA" being the highest, just below major leagues). The first column indicates the number of major league clubs in that metro area. The second column indicates the rank of the metro area by population size. A city name in boldface type indicates that that metro area has at least one club in each of the top four major league sports (baseball, basketball, football, and hockey).

    Metro area Baseball Football Basketball Ice Hockey Soccer Lacrosse
14 1 New York New York Mets (NL)
New York Yankees (AL)
Brooklyn Cyclones (NYPL A)
New Jersey Cardinals (NYPL A)
Staten Island Yankees (NYPL A)
Bridgeport Bluefish (Atlantic L.)
Long Island Ducks (Atlantic L.)
Newark Bears (Atlantic L.)
New York Giants (NFL)
New York Jets (NFL)
New York Dragons (Arena FL)
New Jersey Nets (NBA)
New York Knicks (NBA)
New York Liberty (WNBA)
New Jersey Devils (NHL)
New York Islanders (NHL)
New York Rangers (NHL)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL AAA)
Danbury Trashers (UHL AA)
MetroStars (MLS)
Long Island Rough Riders (USL Second Division)
Long Island Lizards (MLL)
New Jersey Pride (MLL)
11 2 Los Angeles Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (AL)
Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
High Desert Mavericks (Calif. L. A)
Inland Empire 66ers (Calif. L. A)
Lake Elsinore Storm (Calif. L. A)
Lancaster JetHawks (Calif. L. A)
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Calif. L. A)
Los Angeles Avengers (Arena FL) Los Angeles Clippers (NBA)
Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)
Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (NHL)
Long Beach Ice Dogs (ECHL AA)
C.D. Chivas USA (MLS)
Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
Los Angeles Riptide (MLL)
9 3 Chicago Chicago Cubs (NL)
Chicago White Sox (AL)
Kane County Cougars (Midw. L. A)
Gary SouthShore Railcats (Northern L.)
Chicago Bears (NFL)
Chicago Rush (Arena FL)
Chicago Bulls (NBA)
Chicago Sky (WNBA)
Gary Steelheads (CBA)
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Chicago Wolves (AHL AAA)
Chicago Fire (MLS)
Chicago Storm (MISL)
Chicago Machine (MLL)
9 4 Baltimore-Washington, D.C. Baltimore Orioles (AL)
Washington Nationals (NL)
Bowie Baysox (EL AA)
Frederick Keys (Car. L. A)
Potomac Nationals (Car. L. A)
Hagerstown Suns (S. Atl. L. A)
Aberdeen IronBirds (NYPL A)
Baltimore Ravens (NFL)
Washington Redskins (NFL)
Washington Wizards (NBA)
Washington Mystics (WNBA)
Washington Capitals (NHL) D.C. United (MLS)
Baltimore Blast (MISL)
Northern Virginia Royals (USL Second Division)
Baltimore Bayhawks (MLL)
10 5 San Francisco Bay Area Oakland Athletics (AL)
San Francisco Giants (NL)
San Jose Giants (Calif. L. A)
Oakland Raiders (NFL)
San Francisco 49ers (NFL)
San Jose SaberCats (Arena FL)
Golden State Warriors (NBA) San Jose Sharks (NHL) San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) San Jose Stealth (NLL)
San Francisco Dragons (MLL)
7 6 Philadelphia Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
Trenton Thunder (EL AA)
Wilmington Blue Rocks (Car. L. A)
Lakewood BlueClaws (S. Atl. L. A)
Atlantic City Surf (Atlantic L.)
Camden Riversharks (Atlantic L.)
Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
Philadelphia Soul (Arena FL)
Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL AAA)
Trenton Titans (ECHL AA)
Philadelphia Kixx (MISL) Philadelphia Barrage (MLL)
Philadelphia Wings (NLL)
6 7 Boston Boston Red Sox (AL)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (EL AA)
Lowell Spinners (NYPL A)
New England Patriots (NFL)
Manchester Wolves (af2)
Boston Celtics (NBA) Boston Bruins (NHL)
Lowell Lock Monsters (AHL AAA)
Manchester Monarchs (AHL AAA)
New England Revolution (MLS)
New Hampshire Phantoms (USL Second Division)
Boston Cannons (MLL)
5 8 Detroit Detroit Tigers (AL) Detroit Lions (NFL) Detroit Pistons (NBA)
Detroit Shock (WNBA)
Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Flint Generals (UHL AA)
Motor City Mechanics (UHL AA)
Port Huron Flags (UHL AA)
   
6 9 Dallas Texas Rangers (AL)
Frisco RoughRiders (Tex L. AA)
Fort Worth Cats (Central L.)
Dallas Cowboys (NFL)
Dallas Desperados (Arena FL)
Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
Fort Worth Flyers (D-League)
Dallas Stars (NHL)
Fort Worth Brahmas (CHL AA)
F.C. Dallas (MLS)
Dallas Sidekicks (MISL)
 
5 10 Toronto Toronto Blue Jays (AL) Toronto Argonauts (CFL) Toronto Raptors (NBA) Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Toronto Marlies (AHL AAA)
Toronto Lynx (USL First Division) Toronto Rock (NLL)
4 11 Houston Houston Astros (NL) Houston Texans (NFL) Houston Rockets (NBA)
Houston Comets (WNBA)
Houston Aeros (AHL AAA)    
5 12 Atlanta Atlanta Braves (NL) Atlanta Falcons (NFL)
Georgia Force (Arena FL)
Atlanta Hawks (NBA) Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)
Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL AA)
Atlanta Silverbacks (USL First Division)  
4 13 Miami Florida Marlins (NL) Miami Dolphins (NFL) Miami Heat (NBA) Florida Panthers (NHL)    
4 14 Seattle Seattle Mariners (AL)
Tacoma Rainiers (PCL AAA)
Seattle Seahawks (NFL) Seattle SuperSonics (NBA)
Seattle Storm (WNBA)
  Seattle Sounders (USL First Division)  
2 15 Montreal   Montreal Alouettes (CFL)   Montreal Canadiens (NHL) Montreal Impact (USL First Division)  
7 16 Phoenix Arizona Diamondbacks (NL) Arizona Cardinals (NFL)
Arizona Rattlers (Arena FL)
Phoenix Suns (NBA)
Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)
Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Phoenix Roadrunners (ECHL AA)
  Arizona Sting (NLL)
6 17 Minneapolis Minnesota Twins (AL)
St. Paul Saints (Northern L.)
Minnesota Vikings (NFL) Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
Minnesota Lynx (WNBA)
Minnesota Wild (NHL) Minnesota Thunder (USL First Division) Minnesota Swarm (NLL)
3 18 Cleveland Cleveland Indians (AL)
Akron Aeros (EL AA)
Lake County Captains (S. Atl. L. A)
Cleveland Browns (NFL) Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) Cleveland Barons (AHL AAA) Cleveland Force (MISL)  
2 19 San Diego San Diego Padres (NL) San Diego Chargers (NFL)
San Diego Riptide (af2)
  San Diego Gulls (ECHL AA) San Diego Sockers (MISL)  
3 20 St. Louis St. Louis Cardinals (NL) St. Louis Rams (NFL)   St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Missouri River Otters (UHL AA)
St. Louis Steamers (MISL)  
8 21 Denver Colorado Rockies (NL) Denver Broncos (NFL)
Colorado Crush (Arena FL)
Denver Nuggets (NBA) Colorado Avalanche (NHL) Colorado Rapids (MLS) Colorado Mammoth (NLL)
Denver Outlaws (MLL)
  22 San Juan, Puerto Rico         Puerto Rico Islanders (USL First Division)  
4 23 Tampa, Fla. Tampa Bay Devil Rays (AL)
Clearwater Threshers (Fla. St. L. A)
Dunedin Blue Jays (Fla. St. L. A)
Tampa Yankees (Fla. St. L. A)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)
Tampa Bay Storm (Arena FL)
  Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)    
3 24 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)   Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL Second Division)  
2 25 Portland, Ore. Portland Beavers (PCL AAA)   Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)   Portland Timbers (USL First Division) Portland Lumberjax (NLL)
2 26 Vancouver Vancouver Canadians (NW League A) British Columbia Lions (CFL)   Vancouver Canucks (NHL) Vancouver Whitecaps (USL First Division)  
2 27 Cincinnati Cincinnati Reds (NL) Cincinnati Bengals (NFL)     Cincinnati Kings (USL Second Division)  
2 28 Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento River Cats (PCL AAA)   Sacramento Kings (NBA)
Sacramento Monarchs (WNBA)
     
3 29 Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City Royals (AL)
Kansas City T-Bones (Northern L.)
Kansas City Chiefs (NFL)
Unnamed expansion team (Arena FL)
  Kansas City Outlaws (UHL AA) Kansas City Wizards (MLS)
Kansas City Comets (MISL)
 
2 30 Milwaukee Milwaukee Brewers (NL)   Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) Milwaukee Admirals (AHL AAA) Milwaukee Wave (MISL)  
2 31 Orlando, Fla.   Orlando Predators (Arena FL) Orlando Magic (NBA)      
2 32 Indianapolis Indianapolis Indians (Int'l L. AAA) Indianapolis Colts (NFL) Indiana Pacers (NBA)
Indiana Fever (WNBA)
     
2 33 San Antonio, Texas San Antonio Missions (Tex. L. AA)   San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA)
San Antonio Rampage (AHL AAA)    
  34 Virginia Beach-Norfolk, Va. Norfolk Tides (Int'l L. AAA)     Norfolk Admirals (AHL AAA) Virginia Beach Mariners (USL First Division)  
1 35 Las Vegas Las Vegas 51s (PCL AAA) Las Vegas Gladiators (Arena FL)   Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL AA)    
3 36 Columbus, Ohio Columbus Clippers (Int'l L. AAA) Columbus Destroyers (Arena FL)   Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) Columbus Crew (MLS)  
3 37 Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte Knights (Int'l L AAA)
Kannapolis Intimidators (S. Atl. L. A)
Carolina Panthers (NFL) Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
Charlotte Sting (WNBA)

Charlotte Checkers (ECHL AA)
Charlotte Eagles (USL Second Division)  
3 38 New Orleans New Orleans Zephyrs (PCL AAA) New Orleans Saints (NFL) New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (NBA)      
3 39 Salt Lake City Salt Lake Stingers (PCL AAA)
Utah Blaze (Arena FL) Utah Jazz (NBA) Utah Grizzlies (ECHL AA) Real Salt Lake (MLS)  
  40 Greensboro, N.C. Winston-Salem Warthogs (Car. L. A)
Greensboro Grasshoppers (S. Atl. L. A)
         
1 41 Austin, Texas Round Rock Express (PCL AAA) Austin Wranglers (Arena FL) Austin Toros (D-League) Austin Ice Bats (CHL AA)    
3 42 Nashville, Tenn. Nashville Sounds (PCL AAA) Tennessee Titans (NFL)
Nashville Kats (Arena FL)
  Nashville Predators (NHL)    
  43 Providence, R.I. Pawtucket Red Sox (Int'l L. AAA)     Providence Bruins (AHL AAA)    
1 44 Raleigh, N.C. Durham Bulls (Int'l L. AAA)
Carolina Mudcats (SL AA)
    Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)    
  45 Hartford, Conn. New Britain Rock Cats (EL AA)     Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL AAA)    
3 46 Buffalo, N.Y. Buffalo Bisons (Int'l L. AAA) Buffalo Bills (NFL)   Buffalo Sabres (NHL)   Buffalo Bandits (NLL)
1 47 Memphis, Tenn. Memphis Redbirds (PCL AAA) Memphis Xplorers (af2) Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) Memphis RiverKings (CHL AA)    
  48 West Palm Beach, Fla. Palm Beach Cardinals (Fla. St. L. A)
Jupiter Hammerheads (Fla. St. L. A)
         
1 49 Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville Suns (SL AA) Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL)        
2 50 Rochester, N.Y. Rochester Red Wings (Int'l L AAA)     Rochester Americans (AHL AAA) Rochester Raging Rhinos (USL First Division) Rochester Rattlers (MLL)
Rochester Knighthawks (NLL)
1 51 Grand Rapids, Mich. West Michigan Whitecaps (Midwest L A) Grand Rapids Rampage (Arena FL)   Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL AAA)    
2 53 Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Lynx (Int'l L. AAA) Ottawa Renegades (CFL)   Ottawa Senators (NHL)    
3 57 Calgary, Alberta Calgary Vipers (Northern L.) Calgary Stampeders (CFL)   Calgary Flames (NHL)   Calgary Roughnecks (NLL)
3 59 Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Cracker-Cats (Northern L.) Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)   Edmonton Oilers (NHL)   Edmonton Rush (NLL)
1 72 Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg Goldeyes (Northern L.) Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL)   Manitoba Moose (AHL AAA)    
1 73 Hamilton, Ontario   Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)   Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL AAA)    
  83 Albuquerque, N.M. Albuquerque Isotopes (PCL AAA)   Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League) New Mexico Scorpions (CHL AA)    
1 172 Green Bay, Wis.   Green Bay Packers (NFL)
Green Bay Blizzard (af2)
       
  180 Norwich-New London, Conn. Norwich Navigators (EL AA)   Connecticut Sun (WNBA)      
1 206 Regina, Saskatchewan   Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL)        

External links

  • North American Pro Sports Teams - This includes every sport imaginable (baseball, basketball, bowling, boxing, cricket, football, hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball). Grouped by city.