Definitely not known for being one of the best clubs in the world but you could say the fans are. Most of us don’t go to see the team win, just to enjoy each other’s company, some good weather and huge pints of beer.

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Canada’s first Major League Soccer Team was born in 2007 and known the world over, not for its players but its extremely supportive and enthusiastic fans. In fact they are a textbook legend for any new sports club trying to muster a following.

Toronto fans have helped make the club one of MLS’ most successful franchises right from the start. In fact, the Toronto Football Club had been profitable since its first year with regular sellouts and sold-out seasons tickets.

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The Reds, as the TFC is called, pack almost 80000 seats every game at home and have a substantial group appearing at away games. In the Reds case, the fans are part of the attraction and you can’t help but have a great time being with them. “All for one” is their slogan and they have some nice great merchandise to go along with their team spirit and catchy cheers.

One of the most fun Reds’ cheers is in French (don’t ask me why) and everyone goes mad singing it back and forth to the fan cheerleaders. Another curiosity, fan cheerleaders seem to be self nominated volunteers who take it upon themselves to keep their seating section standing and singing.

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Qu’est ce que vous chantez [Group 1]

Nous chantons les rouges allez [Group 2]
[Repeat 4x]

{Jumping}
la la la la_la – la la_la la_la la la [Groups 1 & 2]
[Repeat 4x]

The stadium is located at Exhibition Place along the Toronto lakeshore and on a game night you can see the seats packed with red and white while you drive along the Gardner Express Way into the city from the West.

Get to a game if you possible can, I can’t promise you a win just a great time.

 

Jane Collison (12 Posts)

Jane is a digital strategist & engagement specialist. With a masters in Journalism she loves to deconstruct big ideas and shoot analogue photos.