New South Stand. New Supporters?
If you’re a Toronto FC season ticket holder, you might well have got an interesting email yesterday, talking about the chance of getting into some of the hundreds of new seats they’re adding to the bottom of sections 114 and 116, ‘surrounding yourselves with some of the loudest and most passionate supporters in MLS’. Tee, and might I add, hee. Here’s the full email, for some reason they forgot to add a giant ‘comments valid from 2007-2009 only’ asterisk.
“When you choose to be in the Supporters Section, you’re choosing to surround yourself with some of the loudest and most passionate supporters in MLS.
The energy and excitement generated from these sections has an impact during the match and creates an intimidating atmosphere for opposing teams. Fans in these sections are permitted to stand during play, use pre-approved flags, banners, drums and Club approved smoke.
In 2015, we will be adding a few hundred seats to the front of Sections 114 and 116 with the expansion of BMO Field. In keeping with our Supporters Section vision, we have been working closely with our Supporter Clubs to relocate their members closer together.
If you are not a member and are interested in joining one of our Supporter Clubs,
click here to submit your response.
If this is not the experience that you are looking for, you may relocate to a more appropriate section. More details on our Season Seat Holder relocation will be available to you in February.
With a major upgrade to BMO Field currently underway along with a heightened south end atmosphere, we are very much looking forward to the start of the 2015 season and a new level of football experience.
//All For One”
So much fun to be made. the obviously anachronistic description of the south end, the ‘heightened south end atmosphere’ and ‘ a new level of football experience’ that are somehow magically going to appear, and especially that sentence in the middle of the thing. ‘If you are not a member and are interested in joining one of our Supporter Clubs, click here to submit your response.’
That brings up some intriguing possibilities, is this merely a public service announcement, pointing people towards the various SG’s to make their own minds up with no obligations? If so, why not just put a link to them? Is the club setting up their own supporter’s ‘club’ (not group, as most of the existing one’s call themselves?)? Or will anyone who clicks the link be directed to an existing supporters group? Or their email passed along to a supporters group who’ll contact them with membership info? If so, do they get to choose? Or is this just another example of the further cosying of the relationship between the club and the Red Patch Boys? Given other groups don’t really have any kind of formal member status, I’d guess that’s what’s happening, but who really knows. (Your intrepid Vocal Minority reporting team has submitted their response, when they find out what happens, we’ll be sure to make fun of it somewhere). Either way, the fact the club is sending out unsolicited emails to promote the idea of joining a ‘supporter club’
Bu anyway, to the important question you’d expect from the Vocal Minority. What should this new or improved ‘supporter club’ be named? Feel free to leave your own options in the comments section, but we’ll start with the following crowd sourced options;
The Redder, Patchier Boys
The Maroon Badge Lads
Tribal Rhythm Continent
V-Sector (h/t celebrity VMP stalker Red Wine Roz). Obvious hand gesture demonstrated by that obliviously rude disney princess above
The South End Elite
The Inebriatter (Inebriattiest?)
Sons of Bitchy
Either way, if you like to know what time it is based on what song you’re singing, and like your supporters groups nice and official, sign up now for a new level of football experience!
Or, what the hell, just wander over to the top of 117 (there was a lot of room last year, we’re anticipating the same for 2015), stand near us and be a part of the new or improved Vocal Minority (Vocal Majority I guess) Good puns, crap songs, sarcasm, cynicism and grumpiness and an instinctive ‘fuck you Spurs’ reaction to any Tottenham ads all welcomed.