In our inaugural season, Lexington Sporting Club supporter groups will set the tone and create the unique match day experience for generations of fans to come. The purpose of officially recognized supporter groups is to create a safe, distinctive, exciting, and memorable atmosphere for fans and players alike, here at Lexington Sporting Club matches.
Supporter groups within the United Soccer League and across other leagues throughout the nation are one of the most critical components to a club’s identity. Essentially, supporter groups are the backbone of the fan experience on match day. Supporter groups are often subject to special privileges that allow for the enhancement of fan experience and a heightened, intensified atmosphere for the club, its players, and its fans during a match.
Adopted from the Independent Supporters Council of North America, supporter groups often form with these values and purposes in mind:
Seek to fiercely support the club, and especially the clubs’ players, with the upmost loyalty throughout a season, despite the number of wins and losses. Supporter group missions and values align with the club’s overall mission, along with the group’s overall character or status.
Seek to educate others on supporter culture, along with the game of soccer and different rules and regulations of the game. The goal is to educate and promote overall best practices within growing supporter culture, the general fanbase, and the game of soccer.
Seek to advocate for players, in addition to advocating for other members of supporter groups, including those outside of their own, to for a collective voice in supporter culture around the world. This advocacy allows for a push in consistency and fairness for all in policy, treatment, and everyday procedure within the United Soccer League.
Supporter groups and their members, individually and collectively, come together as one to collaborate with one another, with the team, with the front office, and with the community, with the intention to build and strengthen the relationship between club and community.
GETTING INVOLVED WITH LEXINGTON SPORTING CLUB
As we work to bring world-class soccer to Central Kentucky, there are several different ways to show your support and rep the crest of Lexington Sporting Club. Whether it be social media support, attending club events, helping us drive local impact and economic growth, joining a supporters’ group, or being a part of our youth programming, there is no avenue that won’t connect you to Lexington Sporting Club.
On behalf of the players, the technical staff, the front office staff, and all of us here at Lexington Sporting Club, we thank you for your support. We can’t wait to kick off our inaugural season.
See you on the pitch.
For general inquires about getting involved with our club, supporter group involvement surrounding our club, or for visiting supporters’ groups looking for additional information, contact Lauren Schuster, our Fan and Community Engagement Manager, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPORTER GROUPS – GUIDELINES & INFORMATION