FanWide is a free website (www.FanWide.com) that connects sports fans from every team in any city. FanWide promotes in-person game watch parties and develops local fan communities for every pro, college, and international team at sports bars nationwide. These hosts guarantee that your favorite team's game will be featured with sound!
Sitting in PNC Arena, enjoying the Caroline Hurricanes play hockey is a thrilling experience. The chemistry and skillset of the team is unparalleled to any other. The young, thriving talent of the team brings promise for a bright future, with a Stanley Cup Trophy in mind. In order to keep fans updated with the ongoing changes and information of the Hurricanes, the front office team keeps an exceptional social media page on all platforms. With 270K Facebook followers, 335K Instagram followers, and 445K Twitter followers, the Hurricanes pride themselves not only on the ice, but off it when fans get to explore each page, learning about the ongoing events that are occuring within the team.
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.
In the land of 10,000 lakes, hockey is an essential part of life that people look at like a necessity. Minnesota is known as The State of Hockey — and for good reason. Hockey is one of the most popular sports in Minnesota, especially at the high school level. More than 135,000 fans go to the Minnesota Boys State Hockey Tournament. Each year, Minnesota high school hockey embarks new records over the attendance for a high school hockey tournament. In addition, Minnesota is the mecca for college hockey. Last year, four schools were in the NCAA hockey tournament (Minnesota State, St. Cloud State, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, University of Minnesota-Duluth). All in all, the professional hockey team, the Minnesota Wild, are cheered for very passionately by the hockey-loving Minnesotans. This year, the Minnesota Wild are two games out of the last playoff spot and are putting themselves in a solid place as they are soon to be at the home-stretch of the regular season as the playoffs are nearing. In order for the Wild to win the majority of their upcoming games, they will need to put in a lot of hard work and will need all Wild fans to support their team in any way they can. Right before the postponement of the NHL season due to Covid-19, there were 13 more games left in the regular season, the Wild have a reason to be hopeful considering they have a 47% chance of making it into the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Watching the St. Louis Blues playing the game of hockey is an experience like no other. The young, rising stars that fill the team’s roster elevate the gameplay to such a level that the stadium is filled with fans dying to get a glimpse of this talent. The Blues use social media as their main method for organizing events for fans to meet players, increase their global fanbase, and provide inside information about the team. With 740K Facebook followers, 604K Instagram followers, and 748K Twitter followers, the Blues pride themselves on having a large social media base to inspire fans from around the world to support the team.
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.
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.
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 Tampa Bay Lightning have developed a massive fanbase all over the globe through the knowledgeable use of social media and their team website. The usage of Facebook (542K followers), Instagram (524K followers), and Twitter (704K followers) encourages and inspires members of the Tampa Bay community, as well as people worldwide, to follow the team and show their support through each and every platform. The team employs specific people who are specialized in social media platforms in order to introduce new people to the greatness of the organization and keep all fans updated on team news, events, and rumors.
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.