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.

Ralph Nader's call for sports fans to unite

Nader uniting fans

Twenty years ago, we began a sports group, an association called FANS - the Fight to Advance the Nation's Sports. It didn't last. Not enough people thought the state of American sport would ever be heading where it is now. We want to start a group again. We want to give fans a voice and a means to prevent franchise relocation, league lockouts and strikes and even more sky-high ticket and concession prices. But we need to know if you, the fans, want it too. If you do, let us know. And if enough of you do, we have a prominent place at the table of discussion-making. We can let them know who really makes professional sports possible - the fans. If you agree, send your thoughts to FANS, P.O. Box 19367, Washington, D.C. 20036.

Ralph Nader, Washington