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U.S. Cities with Teams from All Four Major Sports

Name the U.S. urban areas that have at least one franchise from each "major" sports league.
"Major" sports league = NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL
Quiz by inderweg
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Last updated: October 17, 2022
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First submittedMay 24, 2014
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# Teams
Metro Area
9
New York City
8
Los Angeles
5
Chicago
5
San Francisco Bay Area
4
Boston
# Teams
Metro Area
4
Dallas / Fort Worth
4
Denver
4
Detroit
4
Miami
# Teams
Metro Area
4
Minneapolis / St. Paul
4
Philadelphia
4
Phoenix
4
Washington D.C.
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Level 48
Apr 3, 2016
Updated!
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Level ∞
Sep 8, 2016
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Level 83
Sep 18, 2016
Ah, a US sports quiz I can get a 100% on for once.
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Level 67
Jan 10, 2017
Yep, same here! Cool, thanks.
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Level 66
Jan 11, 2017
Same haha
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Level 78
Oct 14, 2016
The only one I missed is the city where I live and if you'll excuse me, I'm going to throw myself off its tallest building.
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Level 64
Dec 12, 2022
It might be kinda hard to get on top of the Washington Monument, but where there's a will there's a way.
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Level 25
Oct 19, 2016
what hockey team plays in Miami don't think Miami should be on here
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Level 68
Nov 3, 2016
The Florida Panthers play in Sunrise, and apparently it's considered part of the greater Miami area. The team's offices are apparently in Miami as well. Didn't know that either until I tried MIami for the quiz and then looked it up.
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Level 69
Oct 9, 2019
doesn't surprise me, when the leafs play the panthers it's like a home game, way more leafs fans than panthers fans at their own arena
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Level 63
Mar 6, 2020
If you're going to exclude Miami because of Sunrise then you'll have to exclude Phoenix because of Glendale, Dallas because of Arlington, New York because of East Rutherford, and Washington because of Landover. Sunrise is in the Miami metro area, it's a perfectly valid answer.
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Level 64
Jan 10, 2017
never watch as hate all US sports but got 12...., more of a name the major us cities quiz
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Level 77
Oct 8, 2019
"Hate all US sports"
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Level 64
Oct 27, 2022
I mean, they're not really sports anymore, are they? Certainly, as a European, I can't help but view them as highly orchestrated exercise-based entertainment optimised for the profits of franchise holders, rather than true sports.
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Level 67
Dec 12, 2022
That's cool. The good news is you're allowed to be wrong even in Europe.
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Level 64
Dec 12, 2022
Wow RJF you're really smart and I can tell how smart you are because you have such a smart opinion on sports. I wish I could be as smart as you. Teach me your ways.
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Level 48
Dec 12, 2022
RJF, no matter how many commercials there are it doesn’t make the sport less sporty. If you go in person suddenly 90% of the ads are gone. If you’re just playing at some random field with no ads whatsoever it’s still the same sport. You can’t just say they aren’t real sports because TV networks love money.
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Level 39
Jan 10, 2017
10/13 and I'm not even sure what the quiz is about.
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Level 64
Jan 10, 2017
lol, agreed
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Level 42
Jan 10, 2017
Got all but Detroit xD
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Level 73
Jan 10, 2017
same!
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Level 21
Jan 10, 2017
No way I missed Minneapolis..
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Level 55
Jan 11, 2017
what about Atlanta?
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Level 61
Jan 11, 2017
No NHL anymore.
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Level 67
Oct 8, 2019
They had the Atlanta Thrashers from like 2000-2010. Nobody in Atlanta even knew they existed, so a Canadian group bought the team and moved it to Winnipeg, where it became the second (and current) incarnation of the Winnipeg Jets, who have become a very good team with a devoted following. The original Winnipeg Jets moved to Phoenix in like 1995 and became the Coyotes. They're finally creeping toward relevance, but their attendance figures are dreadful. Hockey in warm-weather places has historically been a tough sell.
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Level 74
Oct 8, 2019
I came to Jetpunk to read about my beloved Jets? Wow!
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Level 44
Dec 15, 2022
Three years on and "creeping towards relevance" didn't really last very long, did it?
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Level 28
Jan 11, 2017
Miami has a hockey team? Or are the panthers based there?
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Level 48
Jul 17, 2017
Panthers are in Sunrise, FL which is about a half hour drive north of Miami.
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Level 38
Mar 11, 2017
Phoenix got me.
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Level 67
Nov 9, 2017
San Francisco has a hockey team?
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Level 54
May 7, 2018
The SF Bay Area includes other cities like Oakland (Raiders, Athletics and Warriors) and San Jose (Sharks)
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Level 35
Feb 2, 2018
la should work for los angeles
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Level 73
Apr 14, 2018
No it shouldn't.
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Level 84
Sep 16, 2018
Name checks out.
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Level 51
Oct 8, 2019
I missed "Minneapolis" because I typed "Minnesota". I typed "Minnesota" because all four teams use the name "Minnesota" and not "Minneapolis".
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Level 61
Oct 8, 2019
Well... it's not a city
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Level 87
Jul 5, 2021
It's definitely not the Bemidji Twins.
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Level 59
Mar 30, 2022
Interestingly enough, there is only one still active team that called the Minneapolis metro home and was named for Minneapolis and not the state: the now-Los Angeles Lakers won the first 5 of their record 17 NBA Championships (a record shared with the Boston Celtics) as the Minneapolis Lakers.

As for the current 4 teams, ‘Minnesota’ takes fewer letters for 3 of the 4, and the Wild play in St. Paul anyway.

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Level 70
Oct 8, 2019
Got them all by just guessing major US cities. I don't even know any teams let alone what kind of sports they are. (Guessing basketball, baseball and American football.. Not sure what the last sport is).
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Level 76
Oct 8, 2019
Hockey - or as some from other countries call it, ice hockey.
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Level 74
Oct 8, 2019
I finally got my home city(which was my last one), with just a few seconds left.
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Level 43
Oct 8, 2019
Got all but Chicago lol
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Level 77
Oct 8, 2019
Got all but Washington D.C.!!
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Level 86
Oct 8, 2019
Here's a question...Would Milwaukee be on this list if they had an NHL team?
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Level ∞
Oct 8, 2019
No.
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Level 76
Oct 8, 2019
They have no football team.
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Level 86
Oct 13, 2019
I know there's no football team in Milwaukee. I was just wondering if Green Bay would be close enough to count. With just a shade over 100,000 souls, Green bay is nowhere near big enough to support an NFL team without being near a major population center.
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Level 87
Jul 5, 2021
^^ You've never been in northern Wisconsin and seen the Packers logo painted on every hay bale and stray cat.
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Level 67
Jul 7, 2022
Green Bay is over a hundred miles from Milwaukee, by that logic Chicago is also part of the Milwaukee metro area
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Level 73
Oct 26, 2022
Ah, yes. Chicago the suburb of Milwaukee. On a side note though, I actually did once see Milwaukee grouped in the Chicago metro area, so it’s not that out of the question. Ridiculous, I know, but metro area populations are pretty arbitrary.
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Level 86
Dec 12, 2022
I mean, Boston is here despite the New England Patriots playing over 30 miles south in Foxborough. Miami is here despite the Florida Panthers (not Miami Panthers) playing in Sunrise some 40 miles North and much nearer to Ft. Lauderdale. I'm not arguing that either of these teams shouldn't be on the list (obviously they should), I was just curious where QM would draw the line. Apparently somewhere between 40 and 118 miles! ;)

@IsleAuHaulte - I haven't been to Northern Wisconsin, but I have been to Milwaukee and other parts of Southern Wisconsin and seen the Packers logo everywhere (don't recall seeing it on a stray cat, but it's certainly possible!)

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Level 56
Oct 8, 2019
The Los Angeles area has 8 teams (Rams, Chargers, Kings, Ducks, Dodgers, Angels, Lakers, Clippers). If we are strictly talking about L.A. proper, it would have 6 or less teams (Anaheim Angels and Ducks). But definitely not 7.
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Level ∞
Oct 8, 2019
Probably forgot to update for the Chargers. The number is fixed now.
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Level 72
Oct 9, 2019
Waiting for Seattle to play its first hockey game before adding it to the list?
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Level 55
Oct 10, 2019
nah they don't have a basketball team
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Level 61
Nov 18, 2021
or baseball
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Level 37
Nov 28, 2021
Do the Mariners not exist?
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Level 59
Mar 30, 2022
Even stranger comment from a guy named ‘Luigidood ‘ when the Mariners used to be owned by Nintendo (I just checked and apparently they still own like 10%).
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Level 21
Mar 5, 2020
I am surprised by Minneapolis
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Level 50
Apr 9, 2020
I was at 1 sec trying to type Phoenix, typed Phoneix. kill me
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Level 73
Apr 24, 2020
I got this completely from trial and error, know barely anything about sports.
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Level 58
Jan 11, 2021
I can't stop laughing. I missed Washington, DC. WHERE I LIVE AND HAVE SEASON TICKETS TO 2 of the 4, and regularly attend a third.
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Level 55
Apr 12, 2021
So Detroit is already shrinking for all the wrong reasons, but they find success and manage to get 4 major sports teams, but they all suck too. WHYYYY :(
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Level 72
Dec 13, 2022
When the sports leagues were forming, Detroit was a top five city in population with easy transportation access to other major urban centers. Makes perfect sense why all leagues would have a Detroit team.
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Level 27
May 17, 2021
I was typing Denver at 2 seconds and didn't make it in time
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Level 60
Nov 11, 2021
Easy trick. Take the sport out of the four you know the most about and guess cities from that sport. SInce it's one of the four sports, none of the options can't have a city in that sport.
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Level 64
Jan 26, 2022
If only the Sonics and Thrashers were still in their respective cities, then Seattle and Atlanta could be on here
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Level 59
Mar 30, 2022
The Raiders moved to Las Vegas, so the SF Bay Area is down to 5-teams; they still qualify for the quiz of course, but they’re now tied in 3rd place with 5 rather than alone in 3rd with 6. They now have:

SF - Giants, 49ers, and Warriors

Oakland - Athletics

San Jose - Sharks

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Level ∞
Oct 17, 2022
Updated thanks.
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Level 55
Sep 26, 2022
Wow I got 100% - I never get 100%!
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Level 75
Dec 12, 2022
Me too and I don't even now what the four major sports are in the US. I just kept on guessing large cities until I got them all.
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Level 22
Dec 12, 2022
boston should be boston/ new england for the patriots
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Level 72
Dec 13, 2022
Ah yes, New England, that magnificent six-state city
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Level 51
Dec 12, 2022
Phoenix seems like the odd-one-out to me. Any truth/reason in that, or is it my mistake?

I guess the greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area has @4.5m people in it- so maybe it's larger than I assume. I guess Detroit is @3.5m.

And other cities seem much smaller, like SLC, and New Orleans.

Though Atlanta is @6m.

Maybe corruption has something to do with it.