League of Fans

Founded by Ralph Nader, League of Fans is a sports reform project working to improve sports by increasing awareness of the sports industry's relationship to society, exposing irresponsible business practices, ensuring accountability to fans, and encouraging the industry to contribute to societal well-being.

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League of Fans is motivated by people, just like you, who are upset with what has become of our sports and would like to make a difference. We work with concerned citizens, sports fans, civic groups and communities to increase awareness of the sports industry's relationship to society, influence a broad range of issues in sports at all levels and encourage the cooperative capacities that make the "sports powers-that-be" capable of helping, not just dominating, our society and culture.

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We often think of sports as outside the realm of everyday citizen concern. But the many benefits to society that sports can provide are sometimes undermined by a different set of values, often based on the quest for higher and higher profits at the expense of fans, taxpayers, communities, culture and social justice.

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League of Fans Endorses Petition to Save the Cleveland Rockers!

Sign the Petition to Save the Cleveland Rockers!


On Friday September 19, 2003, Gordon Gund released his rights as the owner of the WNBA franchise, the Cleveland Rockers. Currently, the WNBA is evaluating the Rockers franchise. They will make a decision on the team, whether to relocate, disperse, or keep the Rockers in Cleveland. The Rockers are one of the WNBA’s original eight teams and have a long and proud history with the league. The fans of Cleveland have been noted as some of the most loyal and energetic fans in the league. These fans are asking for your support, please sign this petition in hopes of keeping the Cleveland Rockers in Cleveland. Even with little to no marketing of the Rockers, the team still averaged an attendance of 7,400 in 2003. With such a large and dedicated fan-base in Cleveland, it would be detrimental to relocate the team to another city. If the Rockers were dispersed, the WNBA would lose nearly all of the 7,000 plus fans in the Cleveland area. After coming off its most exciting year, for the WNBA to lose an original team would be a disaster. Please help keep this WNBA franchise in Cleveland. Thank you for your support!


The Undersigned


Sign the Petition to Save the Cleveland Rockers!

League of Fans to Cavs' Owner: Don't Abandon the Rockers! (9/26/03)

Rockers may stay, says WNBA official

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Rocked: Cavaliers end ties with WNBA's Rockers

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League of Fans applauds decision to preserve Title IX athletic policies (7/14/03)

League of Fans joins with over 100 other organizations in urging Congress to reject efforts to roll-back 30 years of progress for women and girls in sports (5/21/03)