Friday, September 21, 2012

Videos: Supporting Your Club

by Dick Mac

Continued from Loving The Move, Hating The Change

On Fridays, I generally post a music video. This Friday I give you a collection of videos showing the supporters groups of Red Bull New York.

The supporters groups would not survive without the support of the team, and it can be argued that the team could not survive without the supporters groups.

These videos are grabbed from  Some of them are professional, some of them are home movies.

They all show the intensity, imagination and creativity of The South Ward at Red Bull Arena.

Tifo, originally the Italian word for the phenomenon of supporting a sport team, is mostly used as a name for any choreography displayed by fans in the stands of an arena or stadium in connection with a sport event, mostly a football match.
See, tifo at wikipedia

Every match has at least one new tifo, paid for and created by the members of the South Ward, all three supporters groups.

An overview of the supporters groups in the South Ward, set to music. See the pretty girls and the rowdy boys, and the rowdy girls and the pretty boys. The action in the stands is like that for 90 minutes. The singing, dancing and chanting never stops; well, except for those moments right after an opponent scores. The silence barely lasts a moment.

Notice near the end of the video where players are seen looking at the crowd and clapping. At the end of almost every match, the players walk to the South Ward and applaud the fans.

In this video, the players thank and talk about the fans who came out to a Tuesday night early round US Open Cup match:

New York, New York tifo:

The South Ward from above, Red Bull Arena:

2011 Croatia Night at Red Bull Arena. A banner representing the Croatia national team jersey is opened on the second level.:

South Ward Tifo - RBNY v LA-Hollywood is gored by red bulls:

Opening Day, 2011, documented in video. All three supporters clubs are shown in their respective clubs before the match:

A six minute video documenting the march over the bridge to the stadium and Viking Army in the South Ward:

Not a video about the supporters. A video about a guy who won a contest to play one-on-one against Thierry Henry. He holds his own!:

The team's page promoting the supporters clubs
Go to YouTube and search tifo. There's some pretty entertaining stuff!

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