After three major titles over the last two years, Washington DC is now America’s twelfth best sports city according to Forbes.
DC, which sports the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the MLB’s Washington Nationals, the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, and the disgraced Washington NFL club, has won eight championships since 1932. Washington ranks two spots above rival Pittsburgh who has won 16 championships since 1882.
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Forbes says their rankings are based on a combination of TV ratings, stadium attendance (based on capacity reached), secondary ticket demand, merchandise sales, social media reach, and hometown crowd reach.
America’s best sports city is Boston, which features the NHL’s Boston Bruins, the NBA’s Boston Celtics, the NFL’s New England Patriots, and the MLB’s Boston Red Sox though their reign at the top could be shortlived. Over the offseason, Tom Brady left the Patriots for TOMPA BAY (sorry, I couldn’t help myself) along with former WWE 24/7 champion Rob Gronkowski. Boston has won 38 championships total.
Other teams that finished ahead of Washington include Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Miami, Los Angeles, and New York/New Jersey.
Beyond Pittsburgh, DC beat out Pheonix, Cleveland, Houston, Toronto, Atlanta, Charlotte and the Triangle, and Tampa Bay to complete the rest of the top 20.
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