“Football without supporters is nothing” – Andre Dobbs, Inferno President
One of the most special things about soccer/football is the atmosphere that is created. There is no sporting event in the world that can compete with a soccer/football atmosphere. The reason behind this is because of the supporters. Front office staff comes and goes, sadly our favorite players come and go, stadiums can change locations, even your regular fans come and go with wins and losses. The one thing that will never change are the supporters love and dedication to the club.
There are clubs in the world that honor their supporters by adding their names to the club jersey/kit. In American football, basketball, even baseball, you would never see a sports organization honor or even recognize their most loyal fans the way soccer/football clubs do. There are supporter groups in the world that are even allowed a say, in who the clubs coach is going to be. This is one of many reasons why it is so special to be a soccer/football supporter! When you become a supporter, you become part of the club.
When you show up at FC Dallas stadium you will also have the privilege of meeting the die hard supporters that we have to offer. Although we have many different groups, we all support the same cause. We all believe in our club and look forward to match day. Being in a supporter group is like joining a family. These are your friends that will be at the pub with you to watch away matches. These are your friends that will go crazy with you when we score goal. These are your friends that will buy you another beer when you are down and out over a hurtful loss. In Dallas, unlike the rest of the world, soccer is not the top sport in the city. Your supporter group is where you will thrive as a true soccer/football enthusiast. If you are new to the beautiful game, the supporters group is what will sell you on becoming a true follower of the game.
The players are definitely the main attraction at each match. However, I wanted to take a moment to share with you some other faces you will see every match, no matter what, regardless the situation. These faces are just a few of some of the most loyal supporters you will ever meet here in Dallas. These are the faces that will be back at each home match cheering, chanting, and supporting FC Dallas regardless of anything. If you see any of these supporters around the stadium, feel free to go up to them and get to know them. They are all amazing people that believe in creating the best atmosphere for all who walk through the gates at FC Dallas stadium.
SOME OF FC DALLAS’ TOP SUPPORTERS!!
We may all be from different sub groups, but together we are starting to form the next chapter at
FC Dallas stadium
FC Dallas has 4 official supporters groups:
Like the ECS in Seattle we are all different sub groups. We all have different ways of supporting and how we approach the club. However, we all live for the same cause, and hopefully together we can all unite soon under one flag. If you pay attention to twitter, facebook, or even hear the talk starting to go around, you have either seen or heard the term North End United. Hopefully soon all the groups will united under one union. Continue to function as their own group, but work together as one. Only time will tell if we will see this great development happen here in Dallas. In the mean time, if you are not apart of a group you should definitely consider one of these great groups to help take your match day atmosphere to the next level!
- The Inferno:
The Inferno is known as the old guard. They are the original supporters group that helped to build the culture that we know today in Dallas. They were around during the Burn days, and are still carry a strong and loyal following. All supporters in Dallas today owe the Inferno our salute and gratitude. Today they are standing in the Beer Garden.
- The Beer Guardians aka The DBG
The DBG are the young kids on the block that have taken the atmosphere at FC Dallas stadium to a whole new level. They believe in the Free Beer movement, and have gone above and beyond to create an atmosphere that attracts the loudest and craziest supporters! The DBG founded and created the Beer Garden that we know today. We salute the Beer Guardians for their hard work.
- Dallas Football Elite aka The DFE
The DFE is dedicated to turning sports fans into soccer supporters. The DFE believes that a supporter can come in all different forms. A supporter can be male or female, a child or grandparent, an alcoholic or religious leader. The DFE stands in section 103 on the North West side of the stadium, with the sole purpose to annoy the visiting clubs bench. The DFE has worked hard to bring a new development of supporters to FC Dallas stadium.
- Red Shamrock
Red Shamrock, our family supporters group, who gives all families the chance to come to a section and enjoy the match with chants and signing! Red Shamrock can always be counted on to be loyal and positive no matter what the results. Red Shamrock believes in FCD. Red Shamrock is led by one of the most loyal supporters to ever enter the stadium and has a strong foundation that will continue to grow their group.