Pennsylvania’s Most Popular Sports Teams

Pennsylvania’s Most Popular Sports Teams
By PennStakes.com Staff
Fact Checked by Michael Peters

Pennsylvania is one of America’s greatest sporting states. Home to the Eagles, Steelers, Phillies, Penguins and many more, Pennsylvania has a team in every major sporting league... and let’s not forget the Philadelphia Union in MLS.

With so many amazing teams to support, sports fans have plenty of Pennsylvania sports betting choices, but which franchises are actually the most popular online?

To determine the most popular teams in Pennsylvania, we analyzed the number of Google searches each recorded over the last 12 months. We then calculated the average monthly volume and ranked the top franchises. Read on to see where your team places!

1. Pittsburgh Steelers — 606,000 (monthly searches)

Leading the way as Pennsylvania’s most popular sports team, we have the NFL’s most successful team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, with more than 606,000 Google searches each month.

This includes the Steelers claiming top spot as the most popular team in Pittsburgh (1st - 123,800) and Erie (1st - 18,100), as well as a favorite team at PA sportsbook apps.

2. Philadelphia Eagles — 497,000 (monthly searches)

In second, with almost 500,000 Google searches each month, we have Pennsylvania’s next most popular NFL team in the Philadelphia Eagles, who have gotten off to a strong start to the season with wins in their opening four games.

While they rank second overall, the Eagles are actually the most searched for team in the likes of Allentown (1st - 27,100) and Reading (1st - 6,600), as well as Philadelphia (1st - 149,300).

3. Pittsburgh Penguins — 476,000 (monthly searches)

Pennsylvania’s third most popular sports team is the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, with 476,000 Google searches per month, including 119,300 in Pittsburgh (2nd) — but only 7,500 in Philadelphia (9th).

With the NHL season just around the corner, fans will be hoping the Penguins can add to their five Stanley Cup titles — even if they are longshots this season (BetMGM Sportsbook PA has the Penguins +1800 to win the Stanley Cup).

4. Pittsburgh Pirates — 399,000 (monthly searches)

The Pittsburgh Pirates are Pennsylvania’s most popular baseball team, with nearly 400,000 Google searches for the franchise each month — almost twice as many as the Philadelphia Phillies (though the Phillies qualified for the playoffs this season).

Across the state, the Pirates are the third-most popular team in Pittsburgh (3rd - 101,800) and Erie (3rd - 12,100).

5. Philadelphia Phillies — 205,000 (monthly searches)

Speaking of the Phillies, the franchise ranks fifth among the most popular sports teams in Pennsylvania with over 200,000 Google searches each month, including 45,500 in Philadelphia (5th).

Despite making the playoffs for the first time since 2011, the Phillies are World Series longshots — FanDuel Sportsbook PA has Philadelphia tied for ninth in championship odds at +3000.

Pennsylvania’s Most Popular Teams by City

Philadelphia

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏈 Philadelphia Eagles149,300
2🏀 Philadelphia 76ers69,000
3🏀 Philadelphia Destroyers51,600
4⚾️ Philadelphia Phillies45,500
5⚽️ Philadelphia Union25,800
6🏒 Philadelphia Flyers21,400
7🏈 Pittsburgh Steelers18,400
8⚽️ Philadelphia Union II17,900
9🏒 Pittsburgh Penguins7,500
10⚾️ Pittsburgh Pirates6,900


Pittsburgh

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏈 Pittsburgh Steelers124,000
2🏒 Pittsburgh Penguins119,000
3⚾️ Pittsburgh Pirates102,000
4🏈 Philadelphia Eagles7,600
5🏈 Pittsburgh Maulers4,600
6🏀 Philadelphia 76ers4,300
7🏒 Philadelphia Flyers3,300
8⚾️ Philadelphia Phillies3,100
9🏒 Hershey Bears2,600
10⚽️ Philadelphia Union2,200


Allentown

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏈 Philadelphia Eagles27,100
2🏈 Pittsburgh Steelers18,100
3🏒 Pittsburgh Penguins9,900
4🏀 Philadelphia 76ers9,900
5⚾️ Pittsburgh Pirates3,600
6🏒 Philadelphia Flyers2,900
7⚾️ Philadelphia Phillies2,800
8⚽️ Philadelphia Union2,400
9⚾️ Lehigh Valley IronPigs880
10🏒 Lehigh Valley Phantoms590


Reading

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏈 Philadelphia Eagles6,600
2⚾️ Philadelphia Phillies3,600
3🏒 Reading Royals2,400
4🏀 Philadelphia 76ers1,900
5🏈 Pittsburgh Steelers1,600
6🏒 Philadelphia Flyers1,300
7⚾️ Reading Fightin Phils880
8🏒 Pittsburgh Penguins720
9⚾️ Pittsburgh Pirates480
10⚽️ Philadelphia Union480


Erie

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏈 Pittsburgh Steelers18,100
2🏒 Pittsburgh Penguins12,100
3⚾️ Pittsburgh Pirates12,100
4⚾️ Erie SeaWolves4,400
5🏈 Philadelphia Eagles2,400
6🏀 Philadelphia 76ers590
7⚾️ Philadelphia Phillies390
8⚾️ Altoona Curve260
9🏒 Philadelphia Flyers210
10🏈 Pittsburgh Maulers210


Scranton

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏈 Philadelphia Eagles2,400
2🏈 Pittsburgh Steelers1,300
3🏒 Pittsburgh Penguins720
4🏀 Philadelphia 76ers720
5⚾️ Philadelphia Phillies720
6⚾️ Pittsburgh Pirates480
7⚾️ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders390
8🏒 Philadelphia Flyers210
9🏒 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins210
10⚾️ Lehigh Valley IronPigs170


Bethlehem

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏈 Philadelphia Eagles2,900
2🏈 Pittsburgh Steelers1,600
3⚾️ Philadelphia Phillies1,600
4🏀 Philadelphia 76ers1,000
5🏒 Pittsburgh Penguins590
6⚾️ Lehigh Valley IronPigs480
7🏒 Philadelphia Flyers390
8⚾️ Pittsburgh Pirates320
9🏒 Lehigh Valley Phantoms320
10⚽️ Philadelphia Union260


Lancaster

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏈 Philadelphia Eagles18,100
2⚾️ Philadelphia Phillies9,900
3🏈 Pittsburgh Steelers8,100
4🏀 Philadelphia 76ers5,400
5⚾️ Lancaster Barnstormers5,400
6🏒 Pittsburgh Penguins4,400
7🏒 Philadelphia Flyers3,600
8⚾️ Pittsburgh Pirates2,900
9🏒 Hershey Bears2,400
10⚽️ Philadelphia Union1,000


Levittown

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏈 Philadelphia Eagles2,900
2⚾️ Philadelphia Phillies1,600
3🏀 Philadelphia 76ers1,300
4🏒 Philadelphia Flyers720
5🏈 Pittsburgh Steelers390
6⚽️ Philadelphia Union320
7🏒 Pittsburgh Penguins140
8🏈 Philadelphia Stars90
9⚾️ Pittsburgh Pirates70
6⚾️ Lehigh Valley IronPigs30


Harrisburg

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏈 Philadelphia Eagles4,400
2🏈 Pittsburgh Steelers3,600
3⚾️ Harrisburg Senators2,400
4⚾️ Philadelphia Phillies1,900
5🏒 Pittsburgh Penguins1,900
6🏀 Philadelphia 76ers1,600
7⚾️ Pittsburgh Pirates1,600
8🏒 Hershey Bears1,600
9🏒 Philadelphia Flyers720
10⚽️ Philadelphia Union210


Watching sports is one of the most popular pastimes in Pennsylvania, so it should come as no surprise to see such staggering search volumes for each of the state’s most popular teams. No matter your favorite state team, come to PennStakes.com for all the best PA sportsbook promo codes.

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