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Old 05-29-2015, 12:30 PM
 
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Which major (or at least decently-sized) cities in the US do you think are the least fanatical about pro sports overall?
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:31 PM
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Which major (or at least decently-sized) cities in the US do you think are the least fanatical about pro sports overall?
I'd say Austin, but that's Spurs territory...
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:47 PM
 
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Honolulu.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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Aside from the Falcons, the Atlanta area seems very apathetic and bandwagon-y when it comes to pro sports. UGA is the big dawg around here.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Portland.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:12 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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It probably depends on the sport.

I feel like the Florida sports teams have a combination of lackluster attendance (when the teams are doing bad), and fairweather fans. This most likely is due to the fact that much of the population relocated from elsewhere, so they brought their rooting interests with them. Not to mention, there are probably a lot more things to do out there than watch pro sports.

However, Arizona (except for the Coyotes) doesn't have the same problem. So I don't know what it could be.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:36 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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I'd nominate the DC area as the least sports-oriented major metro, overall. Lots of Redskins fans, but after that interest drops off radically, from what I've seen down there. General interest in DC is dominated by politics and little else. The most important thing about a game will often be which senator or supreme court justice or cabinet member shows up in the stands -- not who won or lost.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:37 PM
 
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Honolulu's an interesting one-I hadn't even thought of that! I've been to Portland, don't remember seeing a lot of sports paraphernalia there.

How about Los Angeles? I've heard people say LA is mostly not a big sports town (apart from bandwagon Lakers fans when doing well).
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:42 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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How about Los Angeles? I've heard people say LA is mostly not a big sports town (apart from bandwagon Lakers fans when doing well).
Ehh, there are a lot of diehard Lakers and Dodgers fans here. The Dodgers haven't done !*@! in 27 years, and yet they are #1 in attendance in the MLB. Hell, the Lakers STILL sell out despite being a lottery team.

Kings have a smaller fanbase, but they have a dedicated fanbase. As for the Clippers, Ducks, and Angels (latter 2 in Orange County), they're ok.

There are way worse cities than LA. For one, San Diego....
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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800.000+ MSA's (not part of a larger CSA) without a Professional Sports Team:

Honolulu, Fresno, Bakersfield, Las Vegas, Tucson,
Albuquerque, El Paso, McAllen, Austin, Tulsa,
Omaha, Louisville, Dayton, Grand Rapids, Rochester,
Albany, Hartford, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Knoxville,
Greenville, Columbia, Birmingham, Baton Rouge.
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