European vs. US Fans
Is there really a difference?
European Sporting
Event Crowd
US Sporting Event
Crowd
Main Points
Europe
 Focus on fan culture
from a European point
of view
US
 Focus on fan culture
from a US point of
view
Education
Europe
 International Adult
Education,
 Culture and
International Ed.
 Identities and
International Ed.
US
 ...
Similarities
Europe
 -Love for the sport
 -The culture of the sport
 -Comradely
 -Entertainment
US
 Love for the spor...
Differences
Europe
 (Atmosphere) More
rowdy, dangerous and
fear for life.
US
 More laid back and
controlled
environment.
Focus
Europe
 Support/WIN
US
 Support/Have a good
time
Strengths
Europe
 European fans: this is
a way of life. A
tradition, and lifestyle.
That shows
determination and
dedicati...
Weaknesses
Europe
 Sometimes shows lack
of self discipline and
judgment
US
 Passion and loyalty to
team
Recommendations
Europe
 EU fans should take a
page out of US fans
book of strengths
US
 US fans should take a
page out o...
References:
Europe
 Fort, R. (2000). European and North American
Sports Differences. Scottish Journal of Political
Econom...
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  1. 1. European vs. US Fans Is there really a difference?
  2. 2. European Sporting Event Crowd
  3. 3. US Sporting Event Crowd
  4. 4. Main Points Europe  Focus on fan culture from a European point of view US  Focus on fan culture from a US point of view
  5. 5. Education Europe  International Adult Education,  Culture and International Ed.  Identities and International Ed. US  International Adult Education,  Culture and International Ed.  Identities and International Ed.
  6. 6. Similarities Europe  -Love for the sport  -The culture of the sport  -Comradely  -Entertainment US  Love for the sport  -The culture of the sport  -Comradely  -Entertainment
  7. 7. Differences Europe  (Atmosphere) More rowdy, dangerous and fear for life. US  More laid back and controlled environment.
  8. 8. Focus Europe  Support/WIN US  Support/Have a good time
  9. 9. Strengths Europe  European fans: this is a way of life. A tradition, and lifestyle. That shows determination and dedication US  Sportsmanship. US fans can still support their teams with respect to their opponent and their fans. Shows strong character
  10. 10. Weaknesses Europe  Sometimes shows lack of self discipline and judgment US  Passion and loyalty to team
  11. 11. Recommendations Europe  EU fans should take a page out of US fans book of strengths US  US fans should take a page out of EU fans book of strengths
  12. 12. References: Europe  Fort, R. (2000). European and North American Sports Differences. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 47, No. 4 US  Markovits, A. (2011) Sports Fans across Borders: America from Mars, Europe from Venus. Harvard International Review.

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