New York leads all states with 57 total pro sports championships

Researchers at ranked U.S. and Canadian metropolitan areas according to total professional sports championships. A location is attributed a championship for a championship won by a team that is branded to be from the location at the time that it won the championship. All NFL championships since the NFL was founded in 1920 were included; all NBA championships since the NBA was founded in 1946 were included; all World Series were included, dating back to 1903; all NHL championships since the NHL was founded in 1917 were included; and all MLS championships since MLS’s first season in 1996 were included. Only metros with at least one active NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, or MLS team were considered.

The data was sourced from,,,, and In the event of a tie, the location with the most recent championship was ranked higher.

Here are the cities with the most professional sports championships.

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