A love of sports is a lifelong thing: you find a team, you fall head over heels, and you become a diehard through and through.
If you find yourself in the retirement phase of life and enjoying sporting events even more, you might want to consider settling down in one of these cities, which are meccas for those who love competition, from basketball to NASCAR.
This thriving city is home to 11 professional sports teams as well as three National Collegiate Athletic Association collegiate teams.
NFL’s Colts, NBA’s Pacers, and WNBA’s Indiana Fever are some of the most noted teams you can see play.
It’s also the headquarters of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the main governing body for U.S. collegiate sports.
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This New England city is home to some of the premier sports teams in the country. It has one representative in each of the four major North American professional leagues: MLB’s Red Sox, NBA’s Celtics, NFL’s Patriots, and NHL’s Bruins.
These teams have consistently made it to championship games over the years, netting the major win on many occasions.
Boston fans have some of the best college hockey the country has to offer, including the annual Beanpot Tournament, and it’s home to Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution, Major League Lacrosse’s Boston Cannons, and National Lacrosse League’s Boston Blazers.
Los Angeles, California
LA is a great spot for sports fans of all ilks, from the NBA’s Lakers and Clippers to the MLS’s Galaxy and MLB’s Dodgers.
Many of these teams actually share venues as home turfs. The Lakers and Clippers both occupy the Staples Center downtown, and the Galaxy and Chivas USA share the StubHub Center in Carson.
Dodger Stadium has become one of baseball’s pre-eminent parks since it first opened in 1962, and Angels Stadium – known as “The Big A”- is over 50 years old and has long ranked among MLB’s prettiest ballparks thanks to its famous waterfall in the batter’s eye.
If you’re into sports you know that Philly fans have an aesthetic all their own: raucous and unforgiving, the most loyal of the bunch.
It’s no wonder, as the city of brotherly love hosts some of the winningest and famed teams in their respective sports.
It also has teams in all four major sports: NFL’s Eagles, NHL’s Flyers, MLB’s Phillies, and NBA’s Sixers.
It also has an MLS team in the Philadelphia Union, as well as several successful college basketball programs. These teams include Temple, Villanova, St. Joe’s, and Penn.
New York, New York
You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t conjure up a New York Yankees logo when asked about the state of sports. The storied team has been a major part of MLB history, and sports as a whole, since 1901.
NFL can watch both the Giants and Jets, NBA folks can see the Nets and Knicks, and there’s even room for another baseball team in the Mets.