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North American Sports Cities Quiz

Name the urban areas that are home to an NFL, NBA, NHL, or Major League team.
Counting all teams that will play a game in 2020
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: October 31, 2021
First submittedFebruary 4, 2012
Times taken115,173
Average score77.6%
Rating4.55
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Metro Area
9
New York / Northern NJ
8
Los Angeles
5
San Francisco /
San Jose / Oakland
5
Chicago
4
Boston
4
Dallas
4
Denver
4
Detroit
4
Miami
4
Minneapolis
4
Philadelphia
4
Phoenix
4
Washington D.C.
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Metro Area
3
Atlanta
3
Cleveland
3
Houston
3
Pittsburgh
3
Seattle
3
Tampa
3
Toronto
2
Baltimore
2
Buffalo
2
Charlotte
2
Cincinnati
2
Indianapolis
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Metro Area
2
Kansas City
2
Las Vegas
2
Milwaukee
2
Nashville
2
New Orleans
2
St. Louis
1
Calgary
1
Columbus
1
Edmonton
1
Green Bay
1
Jacksonville
1
Memphis
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Metro Area
1
Montreal
1
Oklahoma City
1
Orlando
1
Ottawa
1
Portland
1
Raleigh
1
Sacramento
1
Salt Lake City
1
San Antonio
1
San Diego
1
Vancouver
1
Winnipeg
+2
Level ∞
Jan 30, 2012
Updated this quiz to use metro areas instead of cities.
+1
Level 14
Jun 11, 2013
Minnesota should be accepted for Minneapolis
+55
Level 84
Jun 12, 2013
Even by the most liberal definition of metro area I don't think anyone would contend that the metro area of Minneapolis encompasses the entire state of Minnesota.
+6
Level 63
Jun 25, 2013
it should say minneapolis/st. paul as the wild play in st paul.
+5
Level 34
May 26, 2014
No because then you could put california, texas, and every other state. Don't try to cheat
+3
Level 63
Jun 3, 2014
I think his comment was meant to reflect that the Vikings are the Minnesota Vikings, the Twins are also Minnesota Twins...even if both really play in Minneapolis and not in, say, Duluth, or in St. Paul, where the Saints play.
+14
Level 84
Mar 21, 2015
So then we should also accept the city of New England?
+3
Level 47
Jun 23, 2019
I think it would make much more sense to accept "Twin Cities"
+1
Level 34
Apr 27, 2020
no it shouldnt
+6
Level 68
Mar 2, 2018
Could you do this quiz, but with a map included?
+2
Level 68
Feb 4, 2012
48/48 Two minutes to go, I watch too much sports.
+1
Level 47
Feb 5, 2012
3:14 keep forgetting that Oklahoma City now has a team, then remember when I have one left
+1
Level 47
Aug 27, 2012
3:16
+7
Level 52
Feb 5, 2012
Gah- I mistook this as US Metro areas only- in which case I got 40/41
+3
Level 33
Oct 8, 2012
if you thought it was US metro areas only, you would have missed more than one???
+8
Level 80
Oct 12, 2016
40 of 41 US cities he meant
+2
Level 65
Oct 29, 2013
I didn't really "mistake" it; just wasn't thinking about Canadians, and I got all 41 US cities with lots of time to spare. Was pulling my hair out trying to figure out how I was missing a city with 3 major sports teams... Toronto. Not much of a hockey fan, so the others, pfft.
+4
Level 21
Nov 27, 2013
it's easy to forget the Canadians
+2
Level 63
Dec 16, 2015
It's okay...most Canadians try to forget about the Toronto hockey team as well...
+2
Level 23
Feb 14, 2020
as a Canadian they where the first ones i got
+1
Level 66
Mar 9, 2020
I love how so many people in the comments are saying they forgot Canada and yet, Raleigh is still doing worse than all the Canadian cities (at least as of right now). Probably more to do with people not knowing hockey, and those who do have no clue where the Carolina Hurricanes play, but it's still funny to me.
+3
Level 83
Jun 18, 2016
Yeah i forgot to try Canadian cities too
+3
Level 88
Sep 17, 2016
I'm Canadian and I forgot the Canadian teams lol
+1
Level 76
Feb 6, 2020
Saw your comment and was like OOOHHH!

I got all of the canadian cities after that. wow

+1
Level 89
Feb 9, 2012
Much improved, Quizmaster. No more problems with Newark, East Rutherford, Foxborough, and the like. Only minor quibble is that, while I think it's great that you accept Newark for NYC metro and San Jose for San Francisco metro, you should extend the same courtesy to St. Paul, St. Petersburg, and Anaheim.
+1
Level 32
Feb 17, 2012
Forgot San Antonio.
+2
Level 41
Apr 30, 2012
Why is Pittsburg accepted for Pittsburgh?
+1
Level 41
May 8, 2012
For the answer to be correct the correct spelling should be required.
+2
Level 76
Mar 29, 2013
agreed. I'm sure Pittsburghers get frustrated with that.
+1
Level 24
May 23, 2013
That sounds funny- Pittsburghers
+1
Level 54
Nov 25, 2013
Pitts + Burgers XD
+2
Level 89
May 7, 2014
I've been arguing this one with QM for years. He won't change it.
+3
Level 9
Jul 21, 2017
Hi! I would like to order a double Pittsburgher to go.
+3
Level 69
Jun 13, 2019
I disagree, this isn't a spelling quiz. If you know Pittsburgh has a team and you slightly misspell it you have still demonstrated that you know the answer.
+2
Level 39
May 23, 2012
haha! i was down to one left and couldn't figure it out. with three seconds to go i typed in cincinnati real quick and got it with one second left. i live in cincinnati
+1
Level 70
Oct 14, 2012
good quiz

i forgot green bay, cincinnati,WASHINGTON! and ottawa.

+1
Level 58
Apr 17, 2021
Green Bay was the only one I didn't get, even though I'm in NFL follower. I was going round the states in my head and only considered Milwaukee; easy to miss Washington if you're doing that, of course.
+1
Level 40
Apr 19, 2013
Sacramento should be included in Bay Area
+4
Level 70
Mar 23, 2015
The Bay Area doesn't include Sacramento. Nobody, when they talk about the Bay Area, thinks of Sacramento. It's halfway to Nevada, that'd be like calling Bakersfield part of Los Angeles.
+2
Level 70
Jan 2, 2018
As I live near Sacramento. We don't like to be associated with the Bay Area. We like just being Sacramento. Not San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, etc. Since Sacramento doesn't even touch the San Francisco Bay and we are about a 2 hour drive away.
+1
Level 86
Apr 14, 2022
Nope, nope, nopity nope nope.
+1
Level 24
May 23, 2013
You forgot San Jose, they house the San Jose Sharks of the NHL.
+1
Level 22
Jun 1, 2013
Oakland?
+1
Level 84
Jun 12, 2013
Also part of the SF Bay area
+1
Level 9
Aug 6, 2013
whats about Annaheim?

They have the Annaheim Ducks in the NHL

+2
Level 70
Mar 23, 2015
Also the Angels are in Anaheim. But we're only 25 miles from LA. Which reminds me, I have a great idea for an NFL team: the Los Angeles Chargers of San Diego.
+1
Level 48
Jun 12, 2014
What about Sunset, Florida? The Florida Panthers play there.
+1
Level 38
Sep 17, 2014
Sunrise, FL.
+2
Level 48
Jul 17, 2017
SunRISE, FL is part of the Miami metro area.
+1
Level 66
Jun 12, 2014
got everything except San Diego, and I live in San Diego. boy i was thinking too hard
+1
Level 84
Mar 21, 2015
Arg, I didn't understand there were canadian cities too... maybe it could be specified explicitly in the introduction?
+6
Level 77
Jan 4, 2017
I think the fact that the quiz is called "North American Cities" rather than "US Cities" is your clue. Even so, it took me a bit to figure it out.
+1
Level 58
Apr 17, 2021
I agree. That's part of the challenge.
+1
Level 21
Mar 22, 2015
Chicago: MLB-White Sox, Cubs. MLS-Fire. NBA-Bulls. NFL-Bears. NHL-Blackhawks. That's six, not five.
+3
Level 70
Mar 23, 2015
MLS is not on the list of leagues in the instructions.
+1
Level 21
Apr 14, 2015
Whoops, must've missed that, thanks.
+1
Level 27
Apr 3, 2015
I could have sworn the Texas Rangers play our of Arlington, but when I put that in it says it is a wrong answer. It is either missing, or is associated with another option on the list but neither happens when entered.
+1
Level 75
Jul 27, 2015
+1. Seems it is not its own metro area, so you have to say "Dallas", or miss the point.
+1
Level 27
Nov 21, 2015
cincinnati has 3 teams... Bengals for football, Reds for Baseball, and cyclones for hockey
+3
Level 48
Jul 17, 2017
Cyclones play in the ECHL, not the NHL.
+1
Level 81
Dec 4, 2015
I've tried learning these the past couple of weeks and managed to get them all on other quizzes. So uhm.. why isn't Oakland here? From Oakland AS. The one you get when you try to guess "Astros" on a quiz.
+1
Level 81
Dec 4, 2015
Okay, got it. Bay Area. Thank you Google. So what if I thought of Oakland, Oregon? :D
+1
Level 59
Feb 17, 2016
I thought it was only the United States!
+2
Level 75
Jun 15, 2016
Should include the WNBA
+3
Level 51
Dec 23, 2020
LOL
+1
Level 93
Aug 19, 2016
Las Vegas needs to be added since they now have an NHL team
+1
Level 70
Apr 6, 2017
And NFL
+1
Level 48
Jul 17, 2017
Raiders won't be moving to Las Vegas for 2-3 years.
+1
Level 62
Jan 7, 2017
I missed all the Canadian cities in this quiz.
+1
Level 62
Jan 16, 2017
Its a little deceiving having San Diego and Vancouver out of order...I was trying to think of another San________ metro area with a team and missed Vancouver because of it...
+1
Level ∞
Jan 16, 2017
Fixed!
+1
Level 16
Mar 10, 2017
I got 100% on my first try with 40 seconds remaining
+1
Level 63
Apr 3, 2017
you got to add las vegas now
+1
Level 84
Apr 6, 2017
One of the very few sports quizzes I can manage 5 points on without cheating.
+1
Level 84
Sep 8, 2019
But with this update I missed Memphis. >_
+3
Level 64
Apr 6, 2017
Hate all USA sports but an easy three points naming the main cities
+2
Level 76
Apr 6, 2017
Didn't pay attention and got every city except for the ones in Canada. I should really start reading the titles more carefully.
+1
Level 67
Apr 6, 2017
booo
+1
Level 72
Apr 6, 2017
I kept trying San Jose.. no love for the Sharks?
+2
Level 47
Apr 7, 2017
Bay Area
+1
Level 24
Apr 13, 2017
Las Vegas has 2 teams now!
+2
Level 82
Apr 19, 2017
Not until the Raiders actually move to Vegas, which will happen in either 2019 or 2020... Which is really sad to Oakland: having to host during at least two years a team whose owner has shown them the middle finger.
+1
Level 48
Jul 17, 2017
+1. I'm kind of hoping the city of Oakland shows the owners how they feel about the move by having a mostly empty stadium the next few seasons. But of course, that won't happen.
+1
Level 8
Apr 15, 2017
You forgot San Jose... one of the largest metro areas in the US.
+1
Level 69
Jun 13, 2019
As has been noted numerous times in previous comments, it is counted as part of the bay area
+1
Level 70
May 7, 2017
Can you not take Oklahoma for Oklahoma City? I'm pretty sure it took Salt Lake without me needing to add City on the end.
+1
Level 48
Jul 17, 2017
When do you ever hear people call Oklahoma City just Oklahoma? Doesn't work. OKC works though.
+1
Level 67
May 25, 2017
Finished with 1:28 to spare! 5 stars, great quiz.
+1
Level 37
Oct 22, 2017
I forgot Cleveland
+1
Level 24
Jul 25, 2019
39/49 I thought the title said American teams, not North american teams for some reason
+3
Level 84
Sep 8, 2019
I remember when Hartford and Quebec had teams.
+1
Level 54
Dec 24, 2019
Can someone tell me what major sports team is in Raleigh?
+1
Level 54
Jan 22, 2020
The Carolina Hurricanes, NHL. I had to google - have never heard of them. I missed that one, too.
+1
Level 59
Mar 7, 2022
Carolina Panthers
+2
Level 51
Mar 8, 2020
I cannot for the life of me remember Cincinnati in any quiz I take
+1
Level 76
Mar 8, 2020
I know next to nothing about the NFL, NBA, NHL or Major League (never having been to the US), except that they pertain to American football, basketball, hockey and (I had to search up this last one) baseball. But I still got 42/49 by guessing all American and Canadian cities I could remember.
+1
Level 43
Mar 9, 2020
Foxborough, MA is part of the Providence, RI metro area if anything. It isn't close to Boston lol
+1
Level 59
Oct 12, 2021
It's actually closer to Boston than is Santa Clara to San Francisco, fwiw.
+1
Level 56
Mar 23, 2020
48/49, 4 points ;(
+1
Level 58
Dec 9, 2020
Missed Nashville and Memphis. Guess I forgot Tennessee
+1
Level 23
Mar 1, 2021
I typed in Sacramento but it said nope. I see the list and says Sacramento. ME: D-:
+3
Level 54
Mar 10, 2021
I think Seattle has three sports teams. Seahawks, Mariners, and Kraken.
+1
Level 73
Apr 22, 2021
Wow, my brain decided to completely forget about all of Texas. What the hell?!
+1
Level 51
Jul 10, 2021
Bruh i got every candian one, including winnipeg. But somehow forgot Toronto -_-
+4
Level 47
Jul 23, 2021
Time to update Seattle to 3 !
+1
Level 80
Oct 31, 2021
Need to increase Seattle's count, to include Kraken.
+1
Level ∞
Oct 31, 2021
Updated, thanks.
+1
Level 64
Jan 29, 2022
almost blanked on las vegas
+1
Level 63
Feb 14, 2022
Would love to see aversion with MLS teams included
+1
Level 20
Mar 21, 2022
Pittsburgh has an h apparently!
+1
Level 74
Jul 20, 2022
When will the MLS ever get any love?