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LaLiga Game Watch Parties & Fan Club Events

 

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LaLiga, one of the premier leagues of European “football,” is quickly becoming a mainstay sport in the United States. As Boris Gartner, CEO of LaLiga North America stated, “We want to help grow LaLiga in the U.S.” (Digiday). With many of the top players in the world featured among Spanish football clubs, Americans could not be more excited about this development. So, what does this partnership between two of the strongest countries in the world (Spain and the United States) entail?

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Tottenham Hotspur – English Premier League – Watch Parties & Fan Club Events for TOT

Tottenham Hotspur have been a dominant club on the pitch. With Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, and Dele Alli leading the way, the Hotspur have become a force to be reckoned with. They have also constructed a strong social media presence that allows their fans all around the world to connect with the premier club. The Spurs have the sixth-highest number of Twitter followers among English Premier League teams with about 3.82 million. With 6.1 million Instagram followers, Tottenham Hotspur regularly posts engaging and informative fan content. The Spurs also have a significant Facebook following, with nearly 12.15 million followers, giving them a total of 22.07 million followers across the three social media platforms. Tottenham has developed a substantial social media presence that allows fans around the world to stay up to date with the Spurs. 

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Chicago Blackhawks NHL Watch Parties & Fan Club Events for the Blackhawks

With a rich history and eccentric players like Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, The Chicago Blackhawks have been a top contender in the National Hockey League in recent years.  Blackhawks fans are described as a tight-knit group and crowned the title of the most passionate hockey fans. It is no surprise that the official team website is essential to the fanbase, connecting fans nationally through the “Community” tab. This utter sense of community permeates through the numerous Blackhawks fan clubs spread throughout the nation.  Blackhawks fans across the country regularly convene to watch games, simultaneously creating lasting bonds with each other. Whether it be the Chicago Born, Arizona Based Sports Fans or the Chi Town in A Town club, FanWide connects remote fans all around the country for viewing parties and other fan events.

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AS Roma Serie A Watch Parties & Fan Club Events for Roma

Based in Rome, Italy, AS Roma is a professional football club in the Serie A. Being a top team, Roma fans are spread all over the world, allowing for the creation of fan clubs and other forms of fan engagement. With fans all over the world, Roma is challenged with creating a cohesive fan community; however, by maintaining thirteen Twitter accounts in different languages, Chinese chat rooms and loyal fan clubs across the world, fans stay engaged with the team and more importantly, with each other. Although these fan clubs are small and spread out, FanWide allows you to discover, join or create your very own local club. The website and app are extraordinarily simple to navigate, allowing users to explore new communities and build friendships through sports. 

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New York Rangers NHL Watch Parties & Fan Club Events for NYR

Playing their home games at Madison Square Garden (also known as “The World’s Most Famous Arena”), the New York Rangers have built a large network of fans. This is partly due to the team’s big market location, but it is also due to the team’s internet and social media presence. On both Instagram (956,000 followers) and Twitter (1.45 million followers), the Rangers have developed strong resources for fans. Both accounts provide constant updates and highlights so that the fanbase can feel connected with their team. 

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Boston Bruins NHL Watch Parties & Fan Club Events for BOS

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.

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Baltimore Orioles MLB Watch Parties & Fan Club Events for BAL

A Minor League franchise that was established in 1894 named the Milwaukee Brewers would eventually become the Baltimore Orioles in 1901 during the inception of the American League. The Orioles have a special blueprint behind their playing. They have won three World Series and have several members of the National Baseball League Hall of Fame. The most notable player that ever played for the Baltimore Orioles would unanimously be Cal Ripken Jr. Jr., otherwise known as the Iron Man: a 19-time all star, 9-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and a 2-time Golden Glove award winner.

Although this team is coming off of two not-so-good seasons, the Baltimore Orioles are a team to watch in the near future. Considering the Orioles have had two consecutive seasons with losing records, their farm system is developing strongly. Orioles fans are currently frustrated, but maintain optimism as they are building a team around younger,  future core-players. Last season, Manny Machado, a star-player, and seemingly the future of the Orioles franchise was traded in a blockbuster deal. On July 18th, 2018, The 26 year-old, center of the franchise, star Manny Machado was traded in exchange for five players. Baltimore’s management felt that this move was “transformative, offering both quality and depth to a system in need of both.” In exchange for this trade, Orioles fans suffered one and a half years of losing, but the future is bright.

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Top Football Fan Clubs: The Black Hole

Established in 1995, The die-hard Oakland Raiders fans created the Black Hole. Ever since the inception of the Raiders, there has been nothing truly like a Raiders fan. The Raiders wear the silver and black, instilling fear in their opponents. Raiders fans are so gruesome to an extent that there was a poem written in the 1970s expressing their unique personalities. This poem, which became a hit on HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer states: 

“The Autumn Wind is a Raider,
Pillaging just for fun.
He’ll knock you ’round and upside down,
And laugh when he’s conquered and won.” 

Raiders fans, especially fans apart of the Black Hole abide by this poem each and every day. Symon Perriman, the CEO of FanWide, the largest fan club network worldwide, stated when he was asked about the Black Hole said, “The Black Hole is one of the most popular and enthusiastic fan clubs in the world”. The Raiders have been playing well this season, especially their rookie-star running back Josh Jacobs. Josh Jacobs broke the record for the most rushing yards in Raiders history through the first 4 games (295 yards). Do not be surprised if the Oakland Raiders make a playoff push with the agression and passion every member of the Black Hole and Raider Nation have. 

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Atlanta Hawks NBA Watch Parties & Fan Club Events for ATL

The Atlanta Hawks have an established social media portfolio, considering Atlanta is a formidable media market (10th according to Nielsen). The Hawks Facebook page, with 1.6 million followers, is 25th in the league. Having said that, the Hawks have about 1.2 million Twitter followers, which ranks 15th among NBA teams and 1 million Instagram followers, which is right at the average among NBA teams. Combining the three major social media outlets, the Atlanta Hawks have approximately 3.8 million followers. Hawks fans all around the world have access to vital basketball information as well as interactive fan-based content through the Hawks social media accounts. 

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Sacramento Kings NBA Watch Parties & Fan Club Events for SAC

The Sacramento Kings social media presence certainly makes Kings fans feel #SacramentoProud. With Vivek Ranadivé, founder of TIBCO, at the helm of the Kings franchise, the Kings are at the forefront of technology in the NBA. Considering Sacramento is 20th in regards to media market size in the United States (according to Nielsen), the Kings have successfully constructed a social media following on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The @Kings Twitter, home to the NBA’s “loudest fans,” has about 1.05 million followers, which ranks just below the average among NBA teams. The Sactown Kings Instagram page, with 1.2 million followers, provides interactive posts for fans like Kings Trivia as well as updates and the latest news for everything @Kings. The Kings Facebook page, with almost 7.5million likes, ranks 8th in the league, an astonishing number relative to its media market size. The sum total of followers across the three social media outlets of the Kings totals approximately 9.75 million. The social media platform of the #SacramentoKings provides an outstanding method for Kings fans to connect with the team regardless of where they live.