The San Jose Sharks, founded in 1991, are a member of the Pacific Division of the National Hockey League’s Western Division. Known by locals as ‘The Shark Tank’, the SAP Center at San Jose has been the team’s home since 1993. The Sharks community is extremely inclusive and active among the youth, with programs like The Sharks Foundation, Little Sharks and Reading is Cool. Additionally, the hockey club engages with their broader fanbase in countless ways, including social media, the weekly newsletter and Sharks365. Remote Sharks supporters, unable to benefit from the immediate fan opportunities, must use FanWide as it connects Sharks fans through events like watch parties and fan club meet-ups.
Located in Detroit, the Tigers have built up a large quantity of fans which contributes to their overall success. This is partly because of the way the team utilizes their social media accounts. This is seen on Instagram (691K followers), Twitter (1.46M followers), and Facebook (2.18M followers). With all of these followers, the team is able to update their fans on all things Tigers, keeping the fans very content. Commonly, the team posts highlights, post game interviews, and team updates in the offseason. During this past offseason, the team has been posting about player birthdays, special events, or community service activities within the franchise. Overall, this leads to a satisfied fanbase, as they remain engaged with the team, even when there aren’t any games being played.
It’s the last chance for teams to make the upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, better known as March Madness! The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is home to many staples of the tournament such as #6 Kentucky, but there are a few teams, such as South Carolina, right on the bubble. The winner of the SEC Tournament will be given an automatic bid into the big dance, so much is at stake for each team!
Canadians are more in love with their national sport of hockey than ever. That might seem like a sweeping statement until you look at the statistics. A MasterCard survey discovered 83% of Canadians watch hockey every single week. The country has long had a love affair with the game, and that passion is not going away any time soon.
Hockey Is Tied to the National Identity
Canadians are incredibly proud of their country’s ice hockey-playing history. Their love for the game is largely due to the fact that it was actually invented in their country. However, the sport’s origins come from Europe. Immigrants to Canada brought stick and ball games with them. The games were designed to be played on grassy lawns in warm climates, but the new Canadians soon found ways of adapting the games to play them on frozen lakes. Not before long, ice hockey became a recognized and extremely popular sport. Without the adaptation of foreign games and the cold climate of the icy Canadian winters, hockey would never have been invented in the country. As ice hockey took off in Canada, the Stanley Cup was introduced in 1893. It started as an amateur championship before it became a professional tournament in 1906.
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 midwest lives and dies for the ice and the puck, and especially in the great lake state. In Detroit, there is an unwavering amount of Detroit Red Wings fans, largely due to their great organization’s history. The Red Wings have won 11 Stanley Cup Finals Wins, which is the third most out of any team in the NHL. The Red Wings won their first in 1936, and most recently in 2008. To feel immersed in the Detroit Red Wings’ there are many ways to stay connected. These ways include going to the game, going to a watch party or being a part of fan clubs or following fanpage accounts. The most well-known fan page accounts are redwings._.fans and redwingsfanclub.
If you know names like Lionel Messi, Eden Hazard and Luka Modric, then you know LaLiga. LaLiga (La Liga) runs the Spanish soccer league, and they are bringing the excitement of the world’s best football clubs to America with the help of FanWide.
FanWide is LaLiga’s Official Bar Network, bringing exclusive events and watch parties to the United States, starting in March, 2020. We will be starting in eight cities, including New York (NYC), Los Angeles (LA), Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Miami / Ft. Lauderdale, Boston, and Washington DC / Baltimore, with more cities planned!
Visit http://fanwi.de/joinlaliga to sign up as a LaLiga fan or visit FanWide.com and use referral code “LALIGA”. Once you register you will automatically get notified about any LaLiga events happening in your area! FanWide shows you which bars in your area have beIN Sports so that you can watch LaLiga wherever you live or travel.
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 National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks, originally founded in 1993, prioritize their fan experience as much as their players’. Their official website offers insight into how the team connects with its fan base through promotions, subscriptions and other engagement opportunities. For example, the club runs various hockey programs, allowing children, teenagers, adults and people with disabilities to enjoy the game of hockey in a Ducks’ environment. These programs are extremely inclusive and strive to improve individual skill, while impressing the team’s core values upon its fans. Additionally, the Ducks’ Hockey Spot, located in front of the south entrance of the Honda Center, offers fans an entertaining destination before games. Although these opportunities are only available to fans in the greater Anaheim area, FanWide ensures that remote fans have the ability to connect and bond through watch parties or other team events.
Just writing the words “Kansas City sports” gives me, and any sports fan the chills. Kansas City citizens love their Royals and Chiefs like no other. The Chiefs and Royals play across the street from each other, and this past week everyone in the Kansas City area was dying to see Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid hoist the Lombardi just like the Kansas City Royals hoisted the World Series Championship trophy in 2015. Although the Kansas City Royals are coming off two back-to-back 100-loss seasons, the Royals are looking to rebuild this year and provide a spark similar to the 2015 Kansas City Royals. Longtime Kansas City Royals player, Alex Gordon stated that this year’s Kansas City Chiefs and the 2015 Kansas City Royals are similar. Gordon said when asked about the situation: “You’re giving me goosebumps just thinking about it,” Gordon said. “It’s kind of been looking into a mirror in 2014-2015 with the Royals. Just the way that (the Chiefs have) gone about the playoffs. How they compete together on the field. They’re just having fun, they’re coming back, coming from behind almost every game. So it just kind of reminds you of what we went through. ” Gordon knows that in order for the Royals to rejuvenate their fans and recreate a successful culture, the players need to be collaborative like no other and be willing to compete for each other.