Earlier this week, Man City Square introduced its exclusive “We’re Not Really Here” article series. Over the next few months, Man City Square will be speaking with the various Man City Supporter Groups throughout the United States to learn more about the fans, their love for Manchester City, and other facts about these groups.
The first Supporters Club featured in this series hails from Washington, DC. Established in 2013, the Capital City Blues are the largest official Supporters Club in North America. Each week, Manchester City fans from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC gather at Lucky Bar to watch and cheer on their beloved Manchester City.
The Capital City Blues have also participated in some exclusive events with the English club. For example, following Manchester City’s “Fourmidable” 2018/19 season, where they won the English Premier League, FA Cup, EFL “Carabao” Cup, and FA Community Shield, the Capital City Blues hosted some members of City’s staff as they presented the four trophies in Washington, DC during the summer of 2019.
But the Capital City Blues and their members’ love for football goes beyond supporting this Manchester club.
The Capital City Blues work closely with DC Scores, an organization in Washington, DC that helps give children in need “the confidence and skills to succeed on the playing field, in the classroom, and in life.”
The Capital City Blues also participated in the inaugural Elephant & Castle Supporters’ Club Champions League tournament in the spring of 2019 to raise money for DC Scores. During the competition, members of the Capital City Blues created kits as a tribute to Man City’s 1998/99 season, where they faced Gillingham in the Second Division playoffs.
Overall, the actions of Capital City Blues demonstrate that there is more to football than just following a club. The Capital City Blues have worked tirelessly to give back to their community. As a result, numerous children are able to play on the field, and this helps build new friendships.
Man City Square would like to thank the Capital City Blues for their time and participation in this report. The photos used in this piece were provided by the Supporters Club, and the photos are credited to their group.
Interested in participating in Man City Square’s “We’re Not Really Here” (WNRH) article series? Please contact contributor Mark Temnycky on Twitter at @mtemnycky.