Boston is a Sports Town...

For Bostonians, sports is an even more important subject than the weather. Everybody here has a favorite team they are rooting for and everybody likes the Red Sox. Luckily Boston sports fans have been rewarded for their loyalty in a grand way - their teams have won 7 championships over the last decade. Here are the most popular teams.

The Boston Red Sox

Boston Red SoxThe Boston Red Sox are one of the most significant and important teams in the history of baseball. Since its founding in 1901, the team has played in 13 World Series, winning eight. The team is also known for its rivalry with the New York Yankees, which goes back over 50 years.
The legendary Babe Ruth joined the team in 1914 when he was 19, becoming one of the best baseball players who ever lived. In 1916 and 1918, he led the team to two World Series.  Boston's fans were overjoyed when the team again won the World Series in 2004 and 2007.
Fenway Park, the home of the Red Sox, is the smallest and oldest Major League baseball park in the United States. It's small, intimate atmosphere allows you to feel like you are "in the game." For many, it is a cherished tradition for a summer night to go to the park and have a beer and watch the game.

The New England Patriots

Boston PatriotsFootball fans have had a lot to celebrate the last decade where the New England Patriots have won five Super Bowl titles.  In Super Bowl XXXVI at the Superdome in New Orleans on Feb. 3, 2002, the Patriots defeated the St. Louis Rams, 20-17, in one of the most dramatic Super Bowl finishes in history.  The Patriots were welcomed home with a rally in Boston attended by nearly 1.5 million people and they took the Lombardi Trophy to rallies in all of the New England states. Subsequently, the Patriots have also won  2004, 2005, 2015, and 2017 superbowls. The Patriots play at Gillette Stadium which is also used as a venue for world-class concerts and event

The Patriots play at Gillette Stadium which is also used as a venue for world-class concerts and event

The Boston Celtics

Boston-CelticsThe Boston Celtics have earned their place in history for winning 16 MBA titles, an NBA record.  This victory resulted of course in the most gruesome Celtics-Lakers rivalry personified by the two great Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. For years Celtics fans have been hoping to bring back those days of glory.


This wish, in fact, did come true.  After being placed second from the bottom of the NBA in 2006-07 with a 24-58 record, they astonished with the best record 66-16 in 2007-08. It was a 42 game turnaround, the biggest in NBA history. The Celtics did win the championship and bring the team it's 17th NBA title. Most notably they won after beating their arch rivals the Los Angeles Lakers in six games.

 The Boston Bruins

Boston BruinsFrom their days in the beloved old Boston Garden to their present home at the TD Garden, the Bruins have been a major part of Boston sports. Through good times and bad, their fans have stuck with them. To the delight of Boston fans, in 2011 the team won the Stanley Cup against the Vancouver Canucks making it their sixth Stanley Cup win, the second most of any American NHL team.



 The New England Revolution

New-England-RevolutionThe New England Revolution is one of the top teams in major league soccer. The team plays at Gillette Stadium and has proven that major league soccer has a bright future here in Boston. In 2013 the Revolution ended a somewhat disappointing streak and won 3rd place in the eastern conference and making it into the playoffs.



The Boston Cannons Lacrosse

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Although not as well know as the other Boston professional teams, the Boston Cannons Lacrosse team has been successfully playing major league lacrosse in Boston.  The Cannons won their first MLL Championship in 2011 defeating the Hamilton Nationals 10-9. The team plays at the historic Harvard Stadium in Cambridge.



Boston College Sports

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 Boston's many colleges and universities are active in college athletics. There are four NCAA Division I members in the city: Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern University and Harvard University.

All except Harvard, which belongs to ECAC Hockey, belong to the Hockey East conference. The hockey teams of these four universities meet every year in a four-team tournament known as the "Beanpot Tournament" played at the TD Garden in February.