The United States is home to some of the most popular professional sports teams in the world. But there are five states that don’t have a single pro team. Here’s a look at those five states and why they don’t have a pro team.
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There are fifty states in the United States of America and each one has at least one professional sports team. The five states without a professional sports team are Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Of these five states, four are located in the western part of the country. These states do not have a professional sports team because they have a small population and/or they do not have enough people interested in professional sports.
Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area, and it is one of five states that does not have a professional sports team. The state’s lack of a professional sports team is due to a number of factors, including its small population, its remote location, and its cold climate. While there are a number of semi-professional and amateur sports teams in Alaska, the state does not have any teams in the major professional leagues.
Delaware is one of the five states without a professional sports team. There are a few reasons for this. First, Delaware is a small state with a population of just under one million people. That’s not enough to support a professional team. Second, Delaware is located between two major sports markets, Philadelphia and Baltimore. And finally, Delaware doesn’t have any major cities. So there’s no real market for a professional team in the state.
Montana is one of the five states without a professional sports team. The others are Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. With a population of just over one million people, Montana is the fourth largest state without a professional sports team.
There are several collegiate teams in Montana, including the University of Montana Grizzlies and the Montana State University Bobcats. There are also several semi-professional and amateur teams in a variety of sports.
Although there is no professional sports team in Montana, the state does have a rich history in athletics. Several Olympians have hailed from Montana, including skier Bill Johnson and basketball player Kevin Durant.
North Dakota is one of five states without a professional sports team. Although the state has a rich history of amateur and collegiate sports, there are no teams at the professional level. This lack of professional teams is due in part to the small population of the state, as well as the relatively remote location. While there are some who believe that North Dakota should seek to attract a professional team, others feel that the state is better off without one.
As of 2019, there are five states without a professional sports team: Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
South Dakota’s lack of a professional sports team is due in part to its small population. As of 2019, the state’s population was estimated at 885,000, which is less than half the population of neighboring North Dakota.
The largest city in South Dakota is Sioux Falls, with a population of 178,500. The city has a minor league baseball team, the Sioux Falls Canaries, but no major league sports teams.
Other cities in South Dakota with professional sports teams include Rapid City (population: 67,956), home to the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL, and Brookings (population: 23,200), home to the Brookings Blizzard of the North American Hockey League.
There you have it, the five states in the US without a professional sports team. While there are some that argue that this number should be higher or lower, depending on how you define a “professional” team, these are the five states that currently don’t have any teams in the major professional leagues. If you’re a fan of professional sports and live in one of these states, you’ll have to root for a team from another state. Or, you could always start your own professional sports team!