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Sports is the Bipartisan Breakthrough

Not too long ago, we asked you, the fans, to write your congressmen asking them to co-sponsor HR. 811 or S. 1342. These bills aim to eliminate the federal tax subsidy of sports stadiums. Right now, teams are exploiting you as taxpayers to finance construction of new sports stadiums. Over the past couple weeks, SFC climbed Capitol Hill, ran the labyrinth of the office buildings, and advocated on your behalf. Why should you subsidize a stadium you may never visit? Across the political spectrum, the people were sympathetic to the cause. Continue reading

Maryland, It's Time to Protect Yourself

Let's take a trip down memory lane. In 1997 the Redskins came after Maryland’s taxpayers. Continue reading

Montanans Pay for Los Angeles Stadium

Public financing of sports stadiums is corporate welfare. Period. Billionaire owners benefit from our taxpayer dollars and fans rarely get a good deal. Continue reading

NCAA Hit with Another Scandal

The other day, the FBI disclosed that four assistant basketball coaches and six others have been charged in two related NCAA corruption investigations. The allegations are damning: solicitation of bribes and gratuities, wiring dirty money across state lines. Continue reading

Board Announcement

The following may be attributed to David Goodfriend, Chairman of the Board, Sports Fans Coalition: Continue reading

Who Roots for Whom and Why

America’s Sports Fans and Their Teams: Who Roots for Whom and Why is an enlightening read into sports fandom. Sid Groeneman surveyed American sports fans to determine why fans choose to align the way they do. It’s no surprise that geography has a lot to do with it. In fact, 77% of sports fans chose their favorite team because at some point they lived near that team. After that, the next largest reason is the family tradition. Continue reading

SFC's Statement on President Trump's Comments

The heated conversation this season isn't who got traded to whom; it's about taking a knee. Ever since Colin Kaepernick took his knee last season and subsequently blacklisted, fans and players have been defending his constitutional right. Of course, there's been debate, and understandably so. But, until now that debate has been relegated to the comment sections of the Internet. That is until late last week when President Trump stated, "fire the son of a bitch." Continue reading

From the Stands: Kaepernick Deserves a Job

"From the Stands" is a recurring series written by fans and for fans. The views expressed here are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect those of the Sports Fans Coalition or its partners. To submit your fan voice, click here and fill our the form. Continue reading

'Skins Fans Passionate about Danifesto

Redskins fans are known to be among the most passionate in the NFL. This season, though, they’ve channeled that passion into the Danifesto. We just surpassed the 2,000 signatures mark in DC, Maryland, and Virginia and we couldn’t be more happy with the fans of the DMV. Continue reading

An A for the A's

The Oakland Athletics may have finally figured out where they want to put their new stadium, but building it is going to be no small feat. The team’s desired spot is a choice chunk of land in central Oakland, overlooking beautiful Lake Merritt and right next to Laney College. Actually getting the land will require convincing its owner — the Peralta Community College District — to sell, as well as getting the city of Oakland to help out with infrastructure upgrades. But, for the A’s, all that trouble may be very much worth it. The team is going to privately fund its new stadium, and it believes the Peralta location is its best bet to do so. Continue reading