Toronto FC fans

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This article contains information on Toronto FC '​s supporters groups. The club capped their 2007 season tickets sales at 14,000 on March 15, 2007, setting a league record.[1] For the 2008 and 2009 season, Toronto FC announced that they have sold 16,000 season tickets.[citation needed]

Fans celebrate at a Toronto FC match

Toronto FC currently has many supporters groups throughout the stadium. Four groups are recognized by the club on their official website; the Original 109, the Red Patch Boys, the Tribal Rhythm Nation, and U-Sector.[2]

Supporters' groups[edit]

Original 109[edit]

The Original 109 was originally formed in the upper rows of section 109. A growing group of committed supporters, dedicated to supporting the club (TFC) through thick and thin, at home and at away games each year.

Red Patch Boys[edit]

The Red Patch Boys is a TFC Supporters Group based in sections 111 and 112 of BMO Field which they have termed the "The Bunker." The goal of the Red Patch Boys (RPBs) is to support and promote Toronto FC throughout Canada and to help contribute to the atmosphere at all TFC home games, in addition to away games including Columbus, Chicago, Los Angeles and Dallas. The group's logo is based on the Canadian Maple Leaf and its name is derived from "Red Patch Devils", a nickname for the 1st Canadian Infantry Division mobilized at the outbreak of World War II.[3]

Tribal Rhythm Nation[edit]

The Tribal Rhythm Nation was created to bring a multi-cultural presence to Toronto FC games. The TRN represent African, Caribbean and Latin communities in the GTA. Their stated goal is to help create an energetic atmosphere at Toronto FC games through the use of drums and chanting.

U-Sector[edit]

The U-Sector sits in section 113 of BMO Field. The group was created in 2000 as a supporters group for the Toronto Lynx. Originally known as the Toronto Ultras, the U-Sector got its name because the group was always in Section 'U' at the old Varsity Stadium during Lynx matches. The group also provides travelling support for the team to nearby MLS cities such as Boston, Chicago, New York and Columbus.[4] It also made its presence felt at a friendly match between the U20 teams of Canada and the United States at the Rogers Centre on July 7, 2006.[5]

SG114[edit]

SG111 was formed in 2013 with the intent of engergizing the atmosphere for Toronto FC. The group spent their first season in the lower rows of section 111. Their goal is to bring an intense style of support to the stands including the use of constant flag waving and smoke. The group has been described as disorganized at times, though this can be attributed to their nickname - The Inebriatti. Although they have a message board members prefer to meet in person. Socializing is an important part of membership, it is not internet based group. Participation is required in the stands and in creating tifos. In 2014 they relocted to section 114.

Independent website[edit]

GoTFC[edit]

GoTFC is a volunteer coordinated website of Toronto FC fans, not affiliated with any supporters group. On February 11, 2007, GoTFC donated a trophy to the winners of the inaugural Toronto FC Supporters' Cup tournament.[6] Originally held indoors at a futsal centre in Don Mills, the tournament was expanded upon and moved to BMO Field in the fall of 2007. It was an annual event from 2007-2010.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Major League Soccer paves the way for an expansion team in Toronto". recorder.ca. Retrieved August 21, 2006. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Toronto FC sold out on season seats". mlsnet.com. Archived from the original on June 1, 2007. Retrieved March 15, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Toronto FC makes it two wins in a row". tsn.ca. Archived from the original on May 19, 2007. Retrieved May 17, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Fans & Affiliates". toronto.fc.mlsnet.com. Retrieved May 17, 2007. 
  5. ^ "U-Sector: A History". www.embargo.ca/ultras. Archived from the original on April 30, 2007. Retrieved December 4, 2006. 
  6. ^ "USA Defeats Canada in U20 Friendly". ontariosoccerweb.com. Retrieved August 21, 2006. [dead link]
  7. ^ "55th Anniversary of the Italian Campaign". Veterans Affairs Canada. Retrieved November 29, 2006. 
  8. ^ "2007 Supporters' Cup - Results". GoTFC. Retrieved February 20, 2007.