The two professional league soccer teams, Chivas USA and Galaxy, at the Home Depot Center soccer stadium are composed of varied ethnic fan bases. This study sought to acquire responses in relation to fan socializing and interaction among fellow fans, which ultimately constructs and reinforces a sense of ethnic identity. A total of 100 fans were surveyed with each fan base represented equally. The findings from this study suggest that fan participants indeed socialize and interact with other fan members as revealed by 68 percent of respondents who indicated they meet new friends; 59 percent of respondents who discuss topics, such as social and political events; 34 percent of respondents who primarily attend team matches in order to make new friendships; and 63 percent of respondents who participate with fellow soccer fans outside the soccer venue.
|Commitee:||Sidorov, Dmitri, Thien, Deborah|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Geography, Ethnic studies, Hispanic American studies|
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