Cincinnati named a Top 20 "Ultimate Sports City"

Cincinnati is named one of the top 20 cities in the US when it comes to being an "Ultimate Sports City". The ranking was released on Wednesday by Game Day Communications in Cincinnati, where the Queen City came in at #19 on the list just ahead of Cleveland.

Los Angeles, California, the host of four of the top five sporting events in the world, leads the new list of The Ultimate Sports Cities in the United States from, a sports fan website sharing fan experiences at some of the premiere sporting venues and events. Following Los Angeles in the top five are Boston, New York City, Chicago and Dallas.

"First we gave you The Ultimate Sports List, the world's top 150 sporting events as voted by sports fans around the world," said Tom Walsh, founder of the website, "Now, we are announcing The Ultimate Sports Cities to pay tribute to those cities who host some of the top sporting events in the world."

Los Angeles earned top sports city honors for being the host of the Summer Olympics, FIFA World Cup finals, Super Bowl, NCAA Men's Final Four and the World Series. Boston barely edged out New York for number two, but with the New York area scheduled to be a Super Bowl host in 2014, that event is expected to eventually move New York to second place.

The Top 30 Ultimate Sports Cities are:

  1. Los Angeles
  2. Boston
  3. New York NY
  4. Chicago
  5. Dallas
  6. Minneapolis
  7. Detroit
  8. St. Louis
  9. Philadelphia
  10. Tampa
  11. Washington, D.C.
  12. Miami
  13. Atlanta
  14. Indianapolis
  15. Houston
  16. San Francisco
  17. Baltimore
  18. Phoenix
  19. Cincinnati
  20. Cleveland
  21. Pittsburgh
  22. Seattle
  23. San Diego
  24. New Orleans
  25. Denver
  26. Milwaukee
  27. Louisville
  28. Jacksonville
  29. Portland
  30. Kansas City

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