Can You Name the North American Pro Sports Team If We Give You the City?

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About This Quiz

Professional sports teams can be found all around the U.S. and Canada, but some of the exact locations will surprise you. In this quiz, we're testing just how crazy a sports fan you really are by naming the city, so that you can name the team. Go!

Boston

Boston, Massachusetts hosts 4 teams, and one of the most famous ones is the New England Patriots. It’s hard not to be a Patriots fan!

Chicago

The Chicago Bears are the heart and soul of the Land of Lincoln. Chicago has hosted four different leagues since 1966.

Dallas

Okay, yes. The Dallas Cowboys. We hope you got that. Dallas has had four franchises since 1993.

Denver

Hey, all you Denver Broncos fans! Denver has been home to four teams since 1995.

Detroit

The Detroit Lions are the football team par excellence of Detroit. They have had four professional sports teams since 1957.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to both the Chargers and the Rams. How are you supposed to choose who to root for?

Miami

Okay, Dolphins fans. This question was for you. Miami has had four professional sports teams since 1993.

New York

New York is home to both the Jets and the Giants. Do you have trouble deciding who you like best?

Philadelphia

Philadelphia Eagles fans, this one is for you! Philadelphia has had four teams since 1967.

Phoenix

The Phoenix Cardinals are actually located in Glendale, Arizona. Phoenix has had four teams since 1998.

San Francisco

The Raiders are in Oakland. Raiders fans are pretty passionate about their team!

Washington, D.C.

D.C. is home to the Redskins. They’re located in Landover, Maryland.

In how many metropolitan areas do four professional sports teams play within the principal city?

In only five cities do all four professional sports teams play within the actual city. These are Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Detroit and Philadelphia.

Where is the largest population in the U.S. without any professional team?

The Hartford/New Haven area has no professional team to speak of. Hartford was formerly home to the NHL's Whalers.

Golden State Warriors

This is Oakland's NBA team, of course. You knew that California is the Golden State, right?

Chicago

The Chicago Cubs are just a downright great baseball team. Chicago is also home to the Bulls and Blackhawks.

What sport most commonly has two teams in one area?

It’s most common for the MLB to have two teams in one area. Cities include Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dallas

Okay, the Texas Rangers are located in Arlington, Texas. The state is also home to Mavericks and the Stars.

Which metropolitan areas have two teams in every major sport?

Both New York and Los Angeles have at least two teams in each of the four major sports. That’s a lot of games to play!

Boston

The Boston Red Sox are one of the most famous baseball teams in American history. Boston is also home to the Celtics and Bruins.

Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings are located in Minneapolis. The city is also home to the Twins, the Timberwolves and the Wild.

What is the most recent city to have a team in all leagues?

Funny enough, Los Angeles is the most recent city to have a team in each league. In 2017, the Chargers also moved to the city from San Diego, becoming the Los Angeles Chargers.

Miami

The Miami Marlins are the official MLB team. Miami is also home to the Heat and the Panthers.

Detroit

The Detroit Tigers are Michigan’s MLB team. Other teams include the Pistons and Red Wings.

Which state has all four sports teams but not within one metropolitan area?

Ohio has all four major sports teams, but not one metropolitan area for all four. These include the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns; MLB's Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians; the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers; and the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets.

What is the most populous state without a big league team?

Virginia remains the most populous state without a big league team. That being said, Northern Virginia has access to D.C. teams.

How many of the major leagues have a team in Canada?

Three of the four major leagues have a team in Canada. These include the MLB, the NBA, and the NHL.

Washington, D.C.

The Nationals are D.C.'s MLB team. It's also home to the Wizards and Capitals.

San Francisco

San Francisco is famously the home of the 49ers. Those are some pretty passionate SF fans.

San Francisco

The Giants are in San Francisco and the Athletics are in Oakland. Close enough.

Phoenix

In MLB, Phoenix is home to the Diamondbacks. They also host the Suns and Coyotes.

New York

New York is also the home of both the Yankees and the Mets. Other teams include the Knicks, the Devils, the Islanders and the Rangers.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is also home to the Phillies in MLB, the 76ers in NBA and the Flyers in NHL. Which team is your favorite?

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to a lot of teams, including both the Angels (Anaheim) and Dodgers. They also have the Clippers, the Lakers, the Ducks and the Kings.

Denver

More specifically, the Colorado Rockies are Denver’s baseball team. The city is also home to the Nuggets and Avalanche.

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