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.

Email Alerts

Alerts is League of Fans' email announcements list. Alerts provides news, information, the actions of League of Fans and/or Ralph Nader regarding sports issues, and calls-to-action for subscribers. All email updates are either selected or written by League of Fans.


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.

News / Resources

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.

Your Role

Get Involved! Your involvement will improve sports for communities and fans, and encourage the sports industry to better contribute to societal well-being.

League of Fans - Charlotte Action!

Ralph Nader's "In the Public Interest" column on corporate privileges and taxpayer-financed arenas (3/24/97)


Cities Action!

Stadiums and Arenas Action!

Taxpayers Action!

Naming Rights Action!


Cost of Attending a Game

Resources on Sports Business

Stadium and Arena Deal Summaries

Stadium and Arena Naming Rights

(Complete List of Actions)

Media Coverage

Ralph Nader, "Fleecing Taxpayers Of Their Arenas," Oklahoma Observer, April 10, 1997. (action)

Ralph Nader, "Corporations Acting Above The Law," Liberal Opinion Week, April 7, 1997. (action)


(Complete List of Media Coverage)