a fan club is an informal or also formal combination of friends or fans of “someone” or of “something”. Depending upon topic, fan clubs have different tasks. It however normally always consists of several paying members and an executive committee. It can be a registered association, must however not.
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one of the most important activities exists in the organization of the common attendance of away games of its admired crew. Such fan clubs are often merged nowadays by the soccer associations into the work of the association, in particular in the talent and new generation search. Also the Merchandising, the sales of fan articles, represents a common operating field of the respective “Macher” from association and fan club.
Since 1990 developed themselves the fan clubs further of the soccer associations strongly. From those ever more strongly becoming commercialization of the associations resulted a clear tear between the interest of sport of the fan clubs and the profit orientation of the associations. The fan clubs stand further fully behind their association, only these regard the development very critically. The increasing sales of central Vereinsinsignien such as association colors, stadium and association names (see T-mobile-federal league in Austria) endangers still the fan culture well funktionierene in Germany.
Musikerfanclubs have sometimes practical advantages. For example members Bon of the Jovi keep - fan clubs with concerts of bracelets, which entitle them, within the foremost range before the stage, that so-called. To stop pit. Queen - fan clubs however accomplish sometimes collecting actions for the Mercury Phoenix Trust .
club, which itself for example with special motorcycle - mark concern, undertake common exits.
of examples of fan clubs
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