Toronto has been named the worst city for professional sports teams according to a new ESPN survey. June 19, 2011.
ESPN has designated Toronto as the worst city for professional sports teams in North America in the ninth edition of its ultimate standings rank.
The American sports broadcaster based the standings on how a city's franchise in the major leagues of baseball, football, hockey and basketball gives back to fans "in exchange for all the time, money and emotion the fans invest in them."
Fans online voted for a team or city based on categories such as "fan relations, affordability, stadium experience, players and coaching."
When combined, Toronto's teams earned the lowest-average score when compared to other cities.
It's been more than 40 years since the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup, and the team was ranked as the worst in terms of affordability and "bang for your buck."
Over in the Rogers Centre, the Blue Jays were ranked the fourth worst team in Major League Baseball. The Toronto Raptors were also named the third-worst basketball team in the NBA.
The Argonauts, Toronto's CFL team, were left out of the American rankings equation.
The top franchise of the year was the NFL's Green Bay Packers.
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