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Hundreds of Years of Sports History
Home to eight professional sports teams across five leagues, Ohio and its collection of metropolitan areas serve as a mecca for sports fans in the Midwest.
In fact, both Major League Baseball and the National Football League have deep roots in Ohio, when the NFL was still known as the Ohio League and baseball’s first professional team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, had just been formed.
Things may have changed since the 1800s – a few more teams, a few more leagues – but Ohio remains as one the most pro sports-heavy states in the county, complete with history and competitiveness to boot.
For instance, during the fall, football fans follow either the Cleveland Browns or the Cincinnati Bengals. Both are NFL mainstay franchises, combining for over 100 years of history. As such, FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland and Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati feature some of the most loyal fans in the NFL on fall Sundays. And the game day tailgating isn’t half-bad, either.
During the summer, however, both Cincy and Cleveland become fanatic baseball towns, given the presence of the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. The Reds of the National League play home games at the Great American Ballpark, while the Indians of the American League defend home field at Progressive Field.
During the winter, the Forest City becomes a hub for slam-dunks and behind-the-back passes. Indeed, the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association run the hardwood at Quicken Loans Arena, playing 41 home games a year.
Football fans, err futbol fans, will find plenty to cheer for in Ohio as well. The Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer have made a name for themselves in the Ohio Sports scene since being founded in 1994. The Crew play home games at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus.
Not far from there, the Columbus Blue Jackets carve up the ice at Nationwide Arena. Also so-called new comers, the Blue Jackets were founded in 1997, compiling a loyal fan base in the years since.
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