The Senators play their home games at the 18,652-seat Canadian Tire Centre. They have a little over 300K followers on Facebook and about 600K followers on Twitter giving them just under one million followers combined. Over their short history, they have won four division titles and, in 2003, the Presidents’ Trophy; and have once appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Vancouver Canucks are surrounded by supportive fans, who are there through good and bad times. Vancouver joined the league in 1970 as an expansion team along with the Buffalo Sabres. The Canucks have just around 1 million followers on Facebook. Additionally, the team has 1 million followers on Twitter and 468K followers on Instagram. In total, they have around 2.5 million followers across the three major platforms.
The San Diego Padres have a large fanbase with some of the most dedicated fans. The team has 411K followers on Instagram. Additionally, they have 415K followers on Twitter and 712K followers on Facebook. Across the three major platforms, San Diego has just over 1.5 million followers making their fanbase widespread and devoted.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have a wide fanbase, both in the United States in addition to the fans in Canada. Due partly because of the cold weather in Canada, many people move to the United States, resulting in a large American fan base. The Maple Leafs have a total of 1 million followers on Instagram. They also have 1.9 million followers on Twitter and 1.3 million on Facebook. The Maple Leafs have a total of 4.2 million followers across the major platforms.
The Philadelphia Phillies are the longest tenured franchise with the same name in American professional sports. The Phillies have won two World Series titles and 7 National League Pennants through their existence. They have just about 700K followers on Instagram and 1.6 million followers on Facebook. They also have 1.85 million followers on Twitter, bringing their total to 4.15 million followers across all three platforms.
The Philadelphia Flyers were the first expansion team in the post–Original Six era (the original 6 hockey teams) to win the Stanley Cup, victorious in 1973 and again in 1974. Based in The City of Brotherly Love, the Flyers have a tremendous fanbase. They have 1.58 million followers on Twitter and just about 600K followers on Instagram. Additionally, the Flyers have over 1 million followers on Facebook, giving them a total of around 3.18 million followers across the major social media platforms.
In a city filled with sports teams, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a very large fan base. The city of Pittsburgh has the 7th most sports championships among U.S. cities. The Penguins themselves have five Stanley Cup wins since the team’s founding in 1967. The official Penguins has a Twitter account with 1.8 million followers. The Penguins also have 1.4 million followers on Instagram and just over 1.9 million Facebook followers. They have a total of 5.1 million followers across the 3 platforms.
Located in the 6th most densely populated major city, the Miami Marlins have a very large, and diverse fan base. The Marlins are accessible to anyone from any city. The Marlins have 344k followers on Twitter and 700k followers on Facebook. They also have an additional 472k followers on Instagram. The Miami Marlins have a grand total of 1.516 million followers across the 3 major social media platforms.
The Boston Bruins have a large and accessible social media portfolio, having the 11th best hockey fan base according to Fox Sports. While Bruin fans in Boston have an great attendance rate among NHL teams, fans across the country can access information on the Bruins wherever they may be. The Bruins have the 6th most Twitter followers out of all the NHL teams with 1.45 million followers (according to statista). Adding on, the Bruins have over 2 million likes on Facebook and an additional 1.2 million followers on Instagram. The Bruins have a total following of around 4.75 million followers on the major social media platforms.