Footie Mob’s first goal is to grow and diversify the soccer fan base in Atlanta. Although soccer is in the midst of remarkable growth, many Atlantans haven’t experienced the passion and excitement of the game. We want to be a jumping on point for those who are new to soccer and supporter culture. We want members who are ready to learn, or to teach the game to others. It doesn’t matter if it’s something as simple as the size of the field or as complicated as the offside rule; the game is more fun when it’s understood. Share the game! We’re also supporters of the Free Beer Movement.
Our second goal is to bring Atlanta culture to MLS. Founded as the transportation hub of the south, Atlanta has always been a unique cultural crossroads. Traditional southern culture has blended with the gifts of our immigrant population. Atlanta has long been a home to the arts: whether it’s Margaret Mitchell, Alice Walker, George Pemberton, Outkast or Martin Luther King, the South got somethin’ to say. In the 60’s, the city became home to her first professional sports franchises. Sports have always brought Atlanta together. Hank Aaron hitting 715, Ali’s comeback fight, the Dirty Bird, Hawks-Celtics in ’87 and Maddux, Glavine, & Smoltz are seared into the memory of the city. The culture of arts and sports began to grow more intertwined as time has gone on. No rapper from Atlanta would be caught without a fitted “A” cap.
With the arrival of Atlanta United FC, Footie Mob hopes to help continue Atlanta’s tradition of Southern hospitality, culture and rebirth. We’re Dirty South Casuals. We believe the game is beautiful and can be loved by all. We want to share it with everyone. We want the soccer world to know who we are. They’ll know who we are when we march. They’ll know who we are when we cheer. They’ll know who we are when we chant.
If you want us you can find us in The A.