SD LOYAL RECOGNIZED SUPPORTER GROUPS
The Locals are an independent supporter’s group to SD Loyal, meaning that they maintain a productive working relationship with the club that involves open communication and collaboration; they are a separate entity in leadership, financing and function. Their aim is to provide a culture of inclusion and a world class supporter’s atmosphere.
Some were born, some raised, some called to serve, and some relocated; No matter the reason, or the origin, we’re here now. We’re all San Diegans, we are The Locals.
Be it a bar, a beach, a basketball court turned soccer pitch, or some bleachers in a stadium to stand on the culture – the ethos – is defined by those who show up week-in, week-out and have earned their title, as a Local. Learn more at thelocalssg.com.
CHAVOS DE LOYAL
“Historia, Familia, y Hogar”
Chavos de Loyal are an independent supporter group and fútbol enthusiasts, organized to promote and encourage the participation in fútbol and to support the San Diego Loyal. Chavos de Loyal represents the diverse cultures within our fútbol community.
SD LOYAL SUPPORTER CODE OF CONDUCT
SD Loyal’s recognized supporter groups are subject to all aspects of the SD Loyal’s Code of Conduct, with limited modifications. The following recognized supporter group exemptions are permitted only at locations and times determined by the club, and exemptions shall be granted only upon prior written communication with and the permission of SD Loyal. All such exempted items are subject to search by security prior to entering the stadium. Exemptions include:
- Bullhorns, megaphones, drums, horns, and other musical instruments
- Whistles and vuvuzelas are not allowed.
- Flags not exceeding 10’ in length.
- Tifo, banners, flags, signage, chants, songs and apparel that meet the following criteria:
- The design and messaging of all tifo, banners, flags and signage must be approved prior to the game and inspected upon entry to ensure compliance.
- Tifo, banners, flags, and signage should at all times support the club, the match, or an accomplishment of the club or a player (past or present).
- Messages should not be commercial, racist, ethnic, sexually oriented, religious, offensive, or in poor taste. No commercially organized messaging, including signage and apparel, is allowed.
- Items should not unreasonably obstruct the view of the spectators outside of the supporters’ sections, cover existing stadium signage, or present a public hazard by blocking aisles, walkways, or stairs.
- Shall not be taped, glued, or secured to the facility using adhesive of any kind.
- Shall not in any way damage the facility walls, paint, railings, glass, or other facility property.
- Shall not be constructed of wood, metal, or other materials that may cause harm to others as determined by SD Loyal or the facility management.
NOTE: The recognized supporter group exempted items listed above may be used only by members in good standing sections designated by building management. Any use by persons not in good standing or outside of designated supporter sections is prohibited, and violation of any of these guidelines may result in ejection from the facility or revocation of future ticket privileges.
It should also be understood from the outset that exempted Items are not a right and that the permissions granted are on the express understanding that the use and/or display of the items is at all times in line with the SD Loyal Code of Conduct and any additional restrictions imposed by the club and the facility.
Recognized supporter group exemptions may be suspended either:
- Prior to the event; where there is a history of non-compliance by the recognized supporter group making the request.
- During the event; where either, individuals within the group or the group as a whole fail to abide by agreements reached in advance.
- Post-event; where it was not possible to deal with the matter safely at the time, or where the matter was subsequently brought to light.
Each recognized supporter group shall understand that any exemption is made to the group and that they are collectively responsible for the behavior of the individuals in the group and for ensuring that the agreements reached prior to the event are followed.
FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THIS CODE OF CONDUCT IS SUBJECT TO SANCTIONS, INCLUDING EJECTION, BANISHMENT AND ARREST. VIOLATORS MAY ALSO HAVE THEIR TICKET PRIVILEGES REVOKED.
The SD Loyal Supporter Liaison is Weston Breay. All questions should be emailed to Weston Breay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEPS TO BE RECOGNIZED AS A SD LOYAL SUPPORTER GROUP
SD Loyal holds ourselves, our fans and our community to a higher standard and expect all recognized supporter groups to do the same. To be a recognized supporter group, the following requirements must be met:
- Minimum of 100 members
- Established and written formal process of electing five leadership positions and a description for each of their roles
- Formal document stating the groups commitment to SD Loyal and San Diego community
- Uphold and enforce the SD Loyal Code of Conduct amongst its members
- Submit an application document, or presentation, to be recognized as an official supporter group of SD Loyal
- Embrace all who are willing to support SD Loyal no matter race, national origin, religion, political view, sexual orientation or gender.; violence and prejudice will never be tolerated
- Be respectful to all fellow SD Loyal supporters, opposing fans and others, at matches, online or anywhere else.; this includes all other supporters groups in the USL
- Conduct themselves in a lawful manner, to avoid incidents inside Torero Stadium and opponents stadium and/or any of the areas surrounding the stadium including parking lots and pre- and post-match bars or restaurants
- Consume alcoholic beverages in a responsible manner and only by those of legal age
Groups interested in applying to be a recognized supporter groups, should contact Weston Breay at email@example.com.