DC Bus trip! April 11, 2015

Welcome to 2015!

We are back to bring the ruckus and as usual, we will not pass up the chance to hate on DC at racoon-filled RFK!

So we are getting our shots up-to-date and getting on the bus to support the boys in DC!

Tickets are $35 for members and $50 for non-members.  If you are driving to DC on your own and want to meet us there, we also have a ticket-only option.

Visit our store page to sign up: https://squareup.com/market/empire-supporters-club

See you there!


DC Bus Trip 4/12/14

We’re very happy to announce our first bus trip of 2014, away to DC to visit the Scum on Saturday, April 12th!

We say this every year: there is no better way to learn the songs, meet your fellow ESC members, and really join the family than to be on one of these bus trips, and since this is the first one of the season, GET ON THE BUS!

The price for the bus and ticket for 2014 ESC members is $50. The Non-members price is $60.  We are also offering  a ticket only option for $20 (tickets can be picked up from the bus in DC).  We ask that you please follow the “one member, one discount” policy. Please note that there are NO REFUNDS. If you buy a ticket and can’t go, please contact us and we will try to sell your spot. No guarantees we will be able to do so.

A full itinerary will follow, but expect to leave New York/New Jersey by 11:30am/12 noon respectively, and be back around 2am.

Home Opener Tifo help wanted

The home opener is quickly coming up and members of the South Ward will be out this weekend working on the Tifo for our home opener.  But we need your help!  These works of art aren’t created by magic, but by the clubs with the effort and support of members like you!
So come out and pitch in as we build and paint the first Tifo of the year!

Saturday March 8th from 10am – 3pm
Sunday March 9th from 10am until we’re done

The warehouse in NJ. If you’re not sure of the location, please email the Board ([email protected]) for directions.

Our Tifo team will be working both days, so feel free to stop by whenever you are free to lend a hand.  Members and non-members are always welcome.


Season Opener Viewing Party vs Vancouver / Membership Drive

If you missed out on the first membership drive, no worries. We’ve got you covered! In combination with our first watch party, we are holding a second membership drive! Come join us on at 6:30pm Saturday, March 8th at The Football Factory at Legends (6 W 33rd St. Manhattan) as we watch our 2013 Supporters’ Shield Champions take on the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Club membership is only $20 and gets you merchandise discounts, bus trip discounts, preferred ticketing, private message board access, ESC election voting rights, and much much more.

But wait!  For $30 you can also get this year’s membership scarf!  We will have the “El Imperio” scarves for pickup when you signup.

Still not enough?  Sign up on Saturday, February 1st at The Football Factory and get your free ESC cinch bag (while supplies last).

Membership Drive / US Men’s National Team vs. South Korea

It’s finally 2014… 2014! Petke’s back, we’re defending the Supporters’ Shield AND it’s a World Cup year! What could be better?!Free stuff!

To get the year started right we’re hosting the Empire Supporters Club Membership Drive and USMNT viewing party this Saturday, February 1st at The Football Factory at Legends (6 W 33rd St. Manhattan), starting at 4pm. Come out and get your 2014 ESC membership & new 2014 scarf, hug Shieldy, enter the raffle and join us watching Dax McCarty and Eric Alexander lead the the Stars and Strips against South Korea.

What about the free stuff you ask?

We’re excited to tell you that, this year, with purchase (or pick up) of your membership at Legends only, you get, first come, first served, in limited supply, available while quantities last, a “Legends Membership” card.

So what you ask?

Do you want priority access to any games shown at Legends?
Get this card with membership Saturday.
Do you want a 10% discount on your entire food and drink bill at Legends?
Get This Card with membership Saturday!
Do you want these benefits FOR FREE?

But wait … that’s not all!

Now we know that Saturday you’re going to have a lot to carry. Your membership packet, your scarf, your Legends card … maybe even some of the merch you’ve had your eye on for a while. So we’re going to help you out, because this Saturday your 2014 membership gets you one more perk. A brand new ESC cinch bag!

Still not enough?

Fine … this is our last offer. How about pre-ordering Girl Scout cookies? You heard that right. The merch table will have a Girl Scout cookie order sheet. $4 a box, Cash only. Pickup available at the first home game.

Saturday, February 1st, 4pm, The Football Factory at Legends, 6 W 33rd St. Manhattan. Memberships. Scarves. The Supporters’ Shield. Raffles. Limited supply swag. Merch. Cookies. Hot gifts.

What’s stopping you?!

Get. Stuck. In.

Houston Away Match Tickets

For all those traveling to Houston for Sunday’s game, please read below for information on buying tickets.

– Tickets are $22
Deadline to buy is Friday, November 1 at 11:59pm
– This is for the ticket only. Transportation is not included.
– Tickets will be distributed at the stadium.

Click here to purchase tickets for the Sunday, November 3 game in Houston.

DO NOT WAIT to get your tickets. We can’t guarantee that we can accommodate late requests. All sales are final.

Bus Trip to Philly 06/23 On Sale Now

The ridiculous, baffling and somewhat angering front-loaded portion of our schedule is winding down, meaning the last real big bus trip opportunity for the season happens in June. So, one more time, GET ON THE BUS!
Sunday June 23, we’re headed down the Turnpike to Chester to visit the trolls under the bridge in Philly. Cost is $30 for members, $45 for non-members. Do not wait to sign up for this one, as it’s always one of our best attended away games, and since it’s the last real bus trip of the season, it’s going to fill up quick. Our ticket allocation is limited and is shared between all South Ward clubs. So, again, do not wait to sign up.
In addition to the links below, we will also be taking payments before and after our upcoming home games.

Things You Need to Know
– We will have a pickup in New York City and at Red Bull Arena.
– Full itinerary will be sent as we get closer to the game
–  At the PayPal checkout there is a space for Special Instructions. In this area please indicate NY or NJ pickup location.
–  Cost is $30 for members, $45 for non-members.
– If you have your own transport, tickets are $20 each. Link to purchase is below.
Tickets will not be mailed. Tickets will be distributed at the game.

Non-members ($45): To purchase a seat on the bus (game ticket included) for a non-member click here.

ESC Members ($30):  An email was sent earlier with the ESC discount link. If you did not receive it please email us at [email protected]

Ticket only ($20): To purchase a ticket only (NO BUS) click here. (Tickets will not be mailed. Tickets will be distributed at the game.)

New England Bus Trip 05/11

The 05/11 New England bus trip is now on sale. Use the links below or sign up at the ESC table at El Pastor before/after the upcoming home games and GET ON THE BUS!

Things You Need to Know
– We will have a pickup in New York City and at Red Bull Arena.
– Full itinerary will be sent as we get closer to the game
At the PayPal checkout there is a space for Special Instructions. In this area please indicate NY or NJ pickup location.
– Cost for members is $40, non-members is $50.
– If you have your own transport, tickets are $17 each. Link to purchase is below.
– Tickets will not be mailed. Tickets will be distributed at the game.
Deadline to purchase is May 9 (or when the bus sells out)

ESC members: Members only link has been emailed. Contact us if you did not receive it.

Non-members: Click here to purchase a non-member seat on the bus (game ticket included.

Ticket only: Click here to purchase a ticket only (NO BUS).

DC Bus Trip – April 13th

There is no better way to learn the songs, meet your fellow Empire Supporters Club members and get stuck in than a bus trip. There is no greater rival than the DC Scum. GET ON THE BUS!!!

Tickets and bus trip signups are now open to everyone. Price is $40 for members and $55 for non-members.  Links to purchase are below. 


ESC members: The link for the discounted bus packaged was emailed to you. If you didn’t get it, we posted the link in the private forums on this site, or e-mail us and we’ll send it along.

Click here to purchase a bus/game ticket package for non-members.

Click here to purchase game tickets only (no bus). $22.

We will have pickups in NY and NJ. Full itinerary to follow.


We’ve already got road trips to plan, the first of which is away to the part of Canada that hates the rest of Canada. By now you’ve no doubt heard the stories of how great a time everyone had last year in Montreal, and given the schedule this is the only chance you’ll get to check it out this season.

Here is the Paypal link for tickets for the game on March 23rd. Tickets are $21. We will also take payments on Sunday, during the Viewing Party. Hotel info will follow.

Deadline to buy is Tuesday, March 19th.

NOTE: Due to the fact that late March is still the dead of winter in Canada, this game is being held indoors at Olympic Stadium, not at Stade Saputo.

We have reserved a block of rooms for the nights of March 22-23 at the Quality Hotel Montreal Downtown (same place many ESCers stayed last season). Each guest should contact the hotel at 514-849-1413 or email [email protected] to make reservations.

Please tell them you are making a reservation for the ‘ESC‘ group. If you know you’re going, please book now. They will only hold the rooms for a limited time.

Our contact at the hotel is:

Nancy Lemay- Sales Coordinator
Quality Hôtel Centre-Ville Montréal
3440 avenue du Parc
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2H5
Tél.: 514-849-1413 Fax 514-849-6564

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