Branches

If you live in one of these cities, or are planning on visiting, it might be worth checking in with our Arsenal America Branch Office Managers. They can tell you if there are any viewing parties going on in the area or suggest a good place to hang out.

If you live in a city or region that’s not listed and would like to establish a branch of Arsenal America, please contact our Branch Liaison Officer, Nick Lellenberg at branchliaison@arsenalamerica.com .

To learn more about each Branch, please click on one!

A big tip of the cap to Omar Khalid, the Branch Manager of NOLA Gooners for creating this Google Map showing the location of all Arsenal America local branch pubs.


Ann Arbor, MI

Arsenal really is a massive club with supporters everywhere, and we got direct evidence of this fact with the way the Southeast Michigan Arsenal America (SMAA) chapter started. Two individuals, Trevor McManamon and Shareef Amer, independently and concurrently noticed that Arsenal supporters in this area needed a way to gather for matches and each tried to start the local branch. After finding out about each other’s efforts, they decided to team up to make SMAA a special group for fellow Gooners.

In the same way that Trevor and Shareef met through their love of Arsenal, SMAA can allow similar opportunities for others. Whether you are a student at one of the local universities or a professional out in the West suburbs, whether you’re a diehard Arsenal fan or just new to the game, you should come and meet new people who are all out to support Arsene Wenger’s red and white army.

Just don’t bring any of your Tottenham friends.

Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub and Restaurant

318 S. Main St

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Contact information: You can email us at SMGooners@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter at @SMGooners or find us on Facebook.

Find out more about Ann Arbor at http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/ann-arbor-mi

Atlanta, GA

If you are in the Atlanta area be sure to meet up with the local branch of Arsenal America!

Brewhouse Cafe
401 Moreland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307

Contact information: You can find the Atlanta Gooners on Twitter, Facebook, and by email at ATLGooners@gmail.com

To find out more about Atlanta, read more here: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/atlanta-ga

Austin, TX

“The Austin Gooners are the largest organized supporters group of a Premier League team in Austin. Unlike some groups, we show up in strong numbers for every match. It’s amazing how often you will encounter other Arsenal fans in Austin just by wearing the cannon on a hat or shirt. That’s one of the reasons why we’re getting better organized. We’re committed to broadening Arsenal’s fan base in Austin through our activities and social media.”

The Tavern
922 W. 12th St.
Austin, TX 78703

Contact information:  Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or email us at: info@austingooners.com

To read more about the Austin Gooners, visit them at: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/austin-tx

Baltimore, MD

If you love Arsenal, and are in Baltimore, come on down to The Abbey Burger Bistro experience The Charm City Gooners.  We meet up every week to see our beloved Arsenal.  From pints to pitches, we talk and debate it all. The Charm City Gooners in Baltimore area can be found at The Abbey Burger Bistro.  They will be the ones singing and cheering for our beloved Gunners!  ARSENAL!  ARSENAL!  ARSENAL!

The Abbey Burger Bistro

1041 Marshall Street

Baltimore, MD 21230

443-453-9698

Contact: Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or send an email to us at Goonersinbaltimore@gmail.com.

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To find out more about Charm City, visit: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/baltimore-md

Boston, MA

Originally founded in South Boston, our recent move to Back Bay is proving to be a great move for the group as we continue to see new faces weekly.  Lir has already become a wonderful place for Arsenal supporters in the greater Boston area to call home. For more info on catching matches in Boston contact the Boston Gooners at BostonGooners@gmail.com.

The Lir

903 Boylston St.

Boston, MA 02115

(617) 778-0089

Contact information: You can find us online at http://www.bostongooners.com or on Facebook. You can also email us at bostongooners@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter.

To read more about the Boston Gooners, visit: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/boston-ma

Buffalo, NY

If you are in Western New York be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

Mes Que
1420 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216

Contact information: You can find us online at: Facebook.com/BuffaloArsenalClub and Twitter – @BfloArsenalClub

To read more about the Buffalo Gooners, visit: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/buffalo-ny

Charleston, SC

Charsenal Branch Manager Travis Poole got his first taste of Arsenal in 2002. He always loved soccer and began to follow the EPL while in high school. Looking for a team to support and knowing right off, it wouldn’t be Man U or Chelsea, Arsenal grabbed his attention.  Their one touch passing, attacking football was very easy on the eyes.One of Travis’s favorite Arsenal moments was watching the ball curl into the net after it left Arshavin’s boot defeating Barcelona in the Champions League.  The sheer excitement from all the Arsenal supporters will never be forgotten.After attending a match at the Grove and experiencing the overwhelming feeling of belonging Travis had the idea to start a local supporters group. Charsenal was the answer. Charsenal seeks to unite supporters in the Charleston area so that Gooners cancollectively view matches, talk strategy, and laugh at Spurs. Together we’ll live, breathe, and dream everything Arsenal. The Future Is Bright…The Future Is Red And White.

My Father’s Moustache
1405 Ben Sawyer Drive, #103

Mount Pleasant, SC

Contact information:  Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or visit us at: www.charsenal.comTo read more about the Charsenal, visit: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/charleston-sc

Charlotte, NC

The Arsenal obsession started pretty much when Henry joined in 1999. Michael Petko followed him during the 1998 world cup after a buddy of his had a t-shirt with Henry’s name on it. At first he thought it was strange, a French national team jersey with that name on it! When Henry moved to Arsenal and Michael saw the style of football they played, it was over. So attractive to watch! They would make those passes that looked like they were to nobody, because even the camera man couldn’t keep track! Like all of us it was sad to see him go, but the obsession with the team had already taken over.Michael had been thinking of the idea of starting a supporters group for a while. It was only just recently when he just decided to give it a go! He had been on soccer forums for years and knew there were supporters here, but it never occurred to him to try and organize them. He also know about 5 or 6 Gooners just through the Sunday league that he plays in. Michael knew Arsenal America was the only way to go, as Arsenal America had helped out when he and his dad went to their first match at the Emirates in 2007. He’s hoping the Charlotte chapter gets to the level as some of the other big chapters! If not, they’ll have fun regardless!

Big Ben British Pub and Restaurant

2000 South Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28203

(704) 817-9697

Contact information: You can email us at queencitygooners@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @QueenCityGooner or find us on Facebook.

To read more about Queen City, visit them at: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/charlotte-nc

Chattanooga, TN

If you are in the Chattanooga area be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

The Camp House
1427 Williams Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408

Contact information: You can email us at goonernooga@gmail.com and us on Twitter.

To read more about the Nooga Gooners, please visit: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/chattanooga-tn

Chicago, IL

If you are in Chicago be sure to meet up with the local branch of Arsenal America!

The Globe Pub
1934 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613

Contact information: You can follow them on Twitter, on Facebook, and via email at officialchicagogooners@gmail.com

To learn more about the Chicago Gooners, check them out at: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/chicago-il

Cincinnati, OH

If you are in the Cincinnati area be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

Rhinehaus
119 E 12th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Contact information: You can follow us on Twitter or Facebook, and contact them at CincinnatiGooners@gmail.com

To learn more about Cincinnati Gooners, visit them at: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/cincinnati-oh

Cleveland, OH

If you are in the Cleveland area be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

Home Pub:Merry Arts Pub and Grill

15607 Detroit Avenue

Lakewood, OH 44107

(216) 226-4080

Early Morning Pub:Mulligan’s Strongsville

20880 Royalton Road

Strongsville, OH 44149

(440) 238-4447

Contact: Facebook.com/ArsenalFansCleveland and Twitter – @CLE_Gooners

To learn more about Cleveland Gooners, visit them at: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/cleveland-oh

Columbus, OH

Somer Mager, branch manager of the Columbus Gooners, is adamant about this. Not only is Columbus one of the original MLS cities it is also a regular site for US Men’s National team matches – including more than half-a-dozen World Cup Qualifiers. Still, it’s college football that rules Ohio’s capital city – especially on Saturday mornings. While the idea of going to a pub in the morning before a noon kick-off is not an alien concept to the locals, Katie Mitchell says, “Most people will give you a crazy look if you tell them you will be there at 7 a.m.” Although Mager adds, “Once they get over the fact that I’m waking up that early to do something that doesn’t involve OSU football, they usually can relate.”

Hendocs Pub

2375 North High Street

Columbus, OH 43202

(614) 297-1217

Contact information: You can email us at ColumbusGooners@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @614Gooners or find us on Facebook at ColumbusGooners.

To learn more about our Columbus branch, find them at: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/columbus-oh

Dallas, TX

Begining at the start of 2002/03 season a couple of Gooners name Steve and Chris started meeting up at Trinity Hall to watch matches. It started out small with less then 5 people for the smaller games. As the word started getting around about the attendance grew. Big matches have drawn 40+ Gooners recently and today is still the go to place to meet up with fellow Gooners. If the match is on TV a group of Arsenal supporters will be there.

The Londoner

14930 Midway Rd.

Addison, TX 75001

(972) 458-2444

From Across the Pond

8447 Boulevard 26

North Richland Hills, TX 76180

(817) 428-2332

Contact information: You can email us at dgs@dallasgoonersociety.com, follow us on Twitter, find us online at http://www.DallasGoonerSociety.com or on Facebook

To learn more about our Dallas branch, find them at:http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/dallas-tx

Denver, CO

If you are in the Denver area, be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

Three Lions Denver
2239 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 997-6886

Contact information: You can follow us on Twitter – @DenverGooners or on Facebook

To learn more about Denver Gooners, read more on them at: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/denver-co

Fort Lauderdale, FL

If you are in the Fort Lauderdale area be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

Maguires Hill 16
535 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Contact information: You can follow us on Twitter – @FLLGooners , Facebook and by email at: SunGunners@gmail.com

To learn more about the Sun Gooners, read more on them at: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/fort-lauderdale-fl

Fresno, CA

If you are in the Central San Joaquin Valley be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

Peeve’s Public House
1243 Fulton Mall
Fresno, CA 93721

Contact information: You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

To learn more about the Fresno Gooners, check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/fresno-ca

Gainesville, FL

Gainesville House of Beer
19 West University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

Contact information: You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or by email at gainesvillegooners@gmail.com

To learn more about the Gainesville Gooners, check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/gainesville-fl

Grand Rapids, MI

These days it seems like you can find Arsenal supporters everywhere you go in North America. It’s just that sometimes you may need a flashlight to find them. Zac Boswell, one of the founders of the Grand Rapids Gunners can attest to that. “Arsenal doesn’t have a huge following [in Grand Rapids,]” he admits.  “But I have a feeling there are a lot of Arsenal fans out there waiting to be found. And new ones to be made.”

SpeakEZ Lounge
600 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 458-3125

Contact information: You can follow email us at GRGunners@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter – @GRGunners or on Facebook.

To learn more about the Gooners in Grand Rapids, check them out at: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/grand-rapids-mi

Harrisburg, PA

The Central Pennsylvania (CEPA) Gooners were founded in early 2011 when a group of Arsenal supporters from the area wanted to watch matches together.  Since then, the CEPA Gooners have grown, found a home base bar and had many a good debate over good beer.  Whether you live in the area or just find yourself passing through all are welcome to join us in watching the Arsenal.

If you’re in the Harrisburg area, come join us at MoMo’s BBQ and Grill at 307 Market Street, Harrisburg on match days (www.momosbbqandgrill.com).  For more event details and some epic banter, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CEPAGooners.

Kristen Ortiz

CEPAGooners@gmail.com

Houston, TX

If you are in the Houston area be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

The Richmond Arms
5920 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77057

Contact information: You can email us at thedynamogooner@yahoo.com and follow us on Twitter

To learn more about RichArse, please head over to http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/houston-tx

Indianapolis, IN

If you are in the Indianapolis area be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

Chatham Tap
719 Mass Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Contact information: You can find them on Twitter, Facebook, and by email at indygooners@gmail.com

To learn more about the Indy Gooners, read about them here: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/indianapolis-in

Jackson, MS

The lack of football-friendly pubs in Jackson, Mississippi has not given Frank Garrison the blues. The Atlanta native settled in Jackson about 8 years ago, and when the idea of Branch Offices was floated around, he eagerly volunteered for duty.Frank first caught sight of Arsenal watching the Fox Sports highlight shows in the mid-late 1990′s. In the spring of 1998, He made it to Highbury where an FA Cup tie was taking place. Unable to get inside for the match, he was still in awe of the stadium, the neighborhood, the supporters and the atmosphere.The romance continued as Frank watched Arsenal players help France win the World Cup that very same year. He also says, “It helped that the name, Arsenal, did not include a specific geographic reference, so it was easier for me to feel an alliegance to a club that did not have a place name in its title”. By the time he made it over for his first match, the love affair was complete.After his initial trip in 2003, he went back again in December/January 2005/2006 to see the Gunners against West Brom and Villareal. More recently, in November 2007, Frank saw Arsenal and ManUre play to a 2-2 draw, as well as an away match versus Slavia Prague.His favorite memory is the Champions League Semi-Final match in 2005 at Highbury. He recalls, “Final night match at Highbury, only European Semi at Highbury, and I was there. 1-0. Magical.”Frank is also an Ole Miss season ticket holder and says “Supporting Arsenal is the closest thing I’ve found to (and in many ways, it surpasses) the fervor, the passion and the dedication of SEC football here in the USA. The devotion is absolute. I have to respect that”.“Aside from the fantastic football”, Frank continues, “my experience, while certainly not extensive, has been that Arsenal supporters are the friendliest, most open supporters there are if you know what you’re talking about, football-wise anyway, and I usually do (I think)”.The lack of football-friendly pubs, means match meet-ups in Jackson, are highly irregular. When they do happen, they’re usually at Frank’s place.ArsenalAmerica Jackson, MS Branch Manager, Frank Garrison “with” Lauren.Frank Garrison – jackson@arsenalamerica.com

Jacksonville, FL

True story…Jacksonville Gooner Adam Guillette was 10 years old when his father brought home two footballs.  One was an Arsenal ball, the other?  Spurs.  He chose wisely.  Ask him…Fast forward a few years and many conversations and Adam realized that there were OTHER Gooners out there, so why not get together and cheer on the club together? “Arsenal plays the most attractive football in the world, and we have an obligation to share this beauty with as many people as possible.” Well put Adam!Come visit Adam and the rest of the Jacksonville Gooners…

Culhane’s Irish Pub

967 Atlantic Boulevard

Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Jacksonvillegooners.com

Branch Manager: Adam Guillettejacksonville@arsenalamerica.com

Kansas City, MO

If you are in the Kansas City area be sure to meet up with the local branch of Arsenal America!

Johnny’s Tavern Power & Light
1310 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64106

Contact information: Twitter – @KCGooners , Facebook, and by email at KCGooners@gmail.com

To find out more about the KC Gooners, head over to: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/kansas-city-mo

Los Angeles, CA

As you might expect from the second most populous city in the United States, Los Angeles is home to one of the largest and most diverse fan groups in the country. And when you mix locals with Gooners from all over the world, you have an electric crowd with whom to watch a game. So if you find yourself in Los Angeles on a matchday, branch manager Casey Duggan invites you to stop by!

The Fox and Hounds
11100 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604

Contact information: Email us at info@lagooners.com, find us Facebook, or twitter at @LAGooners

To find out more about LA Gooners, head over to: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/los-angeles-ca

Louisville, KY

If you are in the Louisville area be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

Molly Malone’s
3900 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40207

Contact information: Twitter – @Arsenal_KY and Facebook - Arsenal Kentucky

To find out more about Arsenal Kentucky, head over to: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/louisville-ky

Madison, WI

Madison, Wisconsin is well-known for the colors of the Badgers. The local Arsenal faithful are spreading the gospel of the Gunners to the Mad City, in hopes of adding to the sea of red and white. Madison’s Arsenal Supporters Club branch manager Andrew Schmidt has been a supporter since seeing the 2002 France World Cup squad quickly exit the tournament but not before glimpsing the brilliant combination of Henry, Wiltord, and Vieira. Only Arsene Wenger could bring them all to the same club, and not two years later he’d see them go on to Invincibles glory.

 

ascmadison.com

ASC Madison Facebook Group

ASC Madison Twitter

 

The Madison supporters can be found on match day at Coopers Tavern on Madison’s Capitol Square. Sure, you can stay at home and watch the match in your pajamas. But why do that when there’s a place filled with other supporters that share your joy, frustration, and passion for the Arsenal? Come on down for a coffee and a beer. So what if it’s before noon? We won’t tell. We’re constantly working to make the viewing experience better, and the Madison supporters get a discount on match days at Coopers. The food is great and the pints are cold. It’s a perfect excuse to get out of bed on frigid, snowy Wisconsin winter mornings to make the trek downtown to a warm pub to watch the boys.

 

The Coopers Tavern

20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

(608) 256-1600

Miami, FL

If you are in the Miami area be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

Elwoods Gastro Pub
188 NE 3rd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

Contact: Email us at arsenalmiami@gmail.com or follow us on twitter at @ArsenalMiami

To read more about Miami Gooners, check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/miami-fl

Memphis, TN

The Memphis Gooners were incorporated in 2009 after several members decided it was time to move from the living room to the local pub.  Branch manager Chris Lareau has been a fan since 1999 and enjoys the Gunners attacking football.  Recently, Chris has fond memories of Andre Arshavin’s four goals against Liverpool and the Champions League first leg victory over Barcelona.Branch co-manager Dayton O’Brien, who played professionally in the MLS, recently made the pilgrimage to the Emirates for an Everton game.  Dayton and his fiance enjoyed the famous Tollington Pub for a few pints before heading to the stadium.  Dayton remembers the Gunners being down one nil and then Wenger brought on Arshavin who scored the equalizer followed by a Koscielny header for the victory.  Pure class.The Memphis Gooners are about 25 strong for the big matches and love meeting new fans.  Please join us at the Celtic Crossing in Midtown Memphis.  If the Gunners are playing, weekday or weekend, the match will be on at the Celtic and the Memphis Gooners will be cheering the boys to victory.

The Brass Door

152 Madison Ave., downtown,

Memphis, TN, 901-572-1813

thebrassdoor.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Brass-Door/237456846287102

Branch Managers:

Chris Lareau

Dayton O’Brien

memphis@arsenalamerica.com

Facebook: Memphis Gooners http://www.facebook.com/pages/Memphis-Gooners/186690488034955?ref=ts

Milwaukee, WI

If you are in the Milwaukee area be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

The Highbury
2322 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Three Lions Pub
4515 N Oakland Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Contact information: By email at brewcitygunners@gmail.com and on Facebook.

To learn more about our Brew City Gooners, please check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/milwaukee-wi

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

If you are in the Twin CIties be sure to meet up with the local branch of Arsenal America!

The Local
931 Niccollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Brit’s Pub
1110 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Contact information: By email at MSPGooners@gmail.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MSPGooners, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MSPGooners

To read more about the Twin Cities Gooners, check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/minneapolis-st.-paul-mn

Nashville, TN

If you are in the Nashville area be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

Fleet Street Pub
207 Printer’s Alley
Nashville, TN 37201

Contact information: NashGooners.com,  Facebook.com/NashGooners and Twitter – @NashGooners

To learn more about the Nashville Gooners, check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/nashville-tn

New Haven, CT

Christy’s Irish Pub

261 Orange Street

New Haven CT 06511

Teague Dwyer

newhavengooners@yahoo.com

New Orleans, LA

If you are in the New Orleans area be sure to meet up with the local branch of Arsenal America!

Finn McCool’s Irish Pub
3701 Banks Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

Contact information:  Follow them on Twitter and Facebook and contact them at nolagunners@gmail.com

To find out more about the New Orleans Arsenal FC Supporters, check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/new-orleans-la

New York City, NY

If you are heading to the Big Apple any time soon, make sure to stop by The Blind Pig and say hello to the New York City Arsenal Supporters Club.  With over 400 active supporters, the NYC Arsenal Supporters Club is one of the largest Arsenal America branches in the country.  Ooh to be a Gooner!  Kurtis Powers is the Branch Manager, and has been a Gooner for years.  If you are looking to meet up with this branch, or simply have questions about the group, please feel free to email Kurtis at nyc@arsenalamerica.com.

WHERE TO WATCH:

The Blind Pig

233 E 14th St.

New York, NY 10003

The NYC Arsenal Supporters can also be found on Facebook.  Make sure to check them out!

nyc@arsenalamerica.com

Orange County, CA

Calling all Orange County Gooners!  If you have been looking for your Arsenal home in sunny Orange County California, look no further than the OC Gooners.  Founded by Nick Solano, the OC Gooners have been growing quickly, and are always looking for more Arsenal supporters to sing and cheer with.  Make sure you stop in The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant and meet Nick and the crew.  You won’t regret it!

The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant

1120 West 17th St.

Santa Ana, CA 92706

714-550-6700

http://www.theoldeship.com/index.html

Here is a little bit of background on Nick and the OC Gooners:

How long have you been an Arsenal America member?

“I didn’t find out about them till around 2006 and immediately joined. They’ve been a great resource for American Gooners! They’ve also grown quite a bit over the years and it’s great to see such a solid supporters group here in the states. Some supporters of bigger clubs are not as fortunate as we are.”

How did you become a Gooner?

“It’s quite interesting I would have to say. I remember playing the old FIFA games on Super Nintendo and SEGA Genesis’ back in the mid 1990′s. I was in my early teens at the time and didn’t really know much about the international level of the sport but the game featured several Premier League clubs and Arsenal was one of them. I loved the name and the colors and always picked them. As the years went by (and I continued playing the games), I became more and more familiar with the players and what the Premier League was all about and it’s structure. Eventually we got the Internet in my home, which then made it easier for me to learn the true history of the club and the league. As digital cable television also took off, you saw networks like Fox Sports World start airing Premier League matches here in the states.  Eventually the EPL became what is it today and I was able to watch pretty much every match through the seasons. So really, from my teenage years I was introduced to the club in a very 90′s way but over those 15 or so years that passion grew into what it is today, and that’s a Gooner till I die!”

Favorite Gunner?

“This is always a tough question but I’d have to go with Dennis Bergkamp. He was full of class and a top shelf player. You never heard about his wild nights out in the town, or how much he would love to play for another club, or any of that nonsense. He was also the last player for us to get a Testimonial and those are always very special, not only for the player but for the supporters. He’s one of those players that any club would have been proud to have represented them. Hopefully he returns to the club to coach or manage one day.”

What inspired you to start OC Gooners?

“It’s something I had been thinking about doing for a few years. I knew Arsenal America had an LA branch but contrary to what many believe, LA is not just a drive across the road from Orange County, it can take an hour for most people (add an extra hour to those early west coast kick offs!).  We really wanted and needed starting something closer to home. We then met a lot of local Gooners at the Champions League Trophy Tour that came through Orange County in 2009 and thought “We have to get something going down here”. So over the last 6 months or so, I started doing some research and we’ve now got the branch up and running. I do want to thank Daniel Zarate and Keith Hall, it would not have been possible without their help. It is still a brand new branch but we are extremely excited to get things going and we look forward to cheering on the Arsenal with all of our fellow OC Gooners!”

Contact information:  Follow them on Twitter, find them on Facebook, or visit their website at ocgooners.com . Finally, feel free to email them at info@ocgooners.com

To read more about the Sooner Gooners, check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/orange-county-ca

Oklahoma City, OK

If you are in Oklahoma City, be sure to meet up with this regional branch of the Sooner Gooners, a branch of Arsenal America!

Skinny Slim’s Public House
201 East Main
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Contact information:  Follow them on Twitter, find them on Facebook, or visit their website at soonergooners.com . Finally, feel free to email them at soonergooners@yahoo.com

To read more about the Sooner Gooners, check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/oklahoma-city-ok

Phoenix, AZ

In just three seasons, the group has expanded to over 200 members, and have found a home in Tempe at the Yucca Tap Room for ALL matches — even the 4:45AM kickoffs!

Yucca Tap Room
29 West Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282

Contact information: You can email them at azgooners@gmail.com, follow them on Twitter – @AZGooners or find them on Facebook

To learn more about the Phoenix Gooners, check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/tempe-az

Pittsburgh, PA

It was the summer of 2004, Fox Soccer World was showing replays of the previous EPL season and a team with slick passing and scoring goals easily became my team, the Arsenal. From the moment on, I have religiously followed Arsenal. It is a passion not only for the way they play the beautiful game, but also because of its history and the supporters that engross their lives in the club each season. I love being an Arsenal Supporter and it is my club for life!!.

I started the local branch at the beginning of the 2011/12 season because of my love for Arsenal. We have our own Facebook Page: Arsenal FC Supporters of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh sports fans are passionate about the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, and now our Gunners. We are a small, but growing group that meet on match day at

Piper’s Pub

1828 East Carson St.

Pittsburgh PA 15203

http://piperspub.com/

Branch Manager:

Daniel Speegle

statman25@gmail.com

Portland, OR

So much more than just the home of a sketch-comedy show, Portland is a unique and thriving city that also happens to be one of the most devoted soccer cities in the United States. It is also home to a loyal group of Arsenal supporters that has grown each year since its inception. You can always count on a welcoming crowd — and plenty of witty banter throughout the match.

Beulahland
118 NE 28th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

Contact information: Email them at info@pdxgooner.com , find them at pdxgooner.com , or on Facebook , and follow them on Twitter.

To learn more about PDX Gooners, check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/portland-or

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

The Triangle Gooners had been dormant for years, they’d existed quietly and were rarely ever seen.  Despite the existence of a solid Arsenal fan base in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina area there was very little organization or leadership.  In the fall of 2012 a small group of like minded individuals decided to take the Bull City and surrounding areas by the horns and begin stocking the local Armoury with Arsenal supporters.  With members from all parts of the country and globe personal Arsenal experiences are varied but we all bleed the Red & White.  The Triangle Gooners are an ambitious Supporters Club that hopes to be one of the premier groups in the country, creating an environment that could only be rivaled by the Emirates itself.  When ever in the Eastern Carolina area please join the Triangle Gooners in supporting the greatest team the world has ever seen.  RDU is AFC.

Branch Managers:

Christopher Skelly

Brett Stein

Match Day Pub:

London Bridge Pub

110 East Hargett Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

http://thelondonbridgepub.com/

Gmail: trianglegoonersrdu@gmail.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/trianglegooners/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TriangleGooners

KYCK.com: http://kyck.com/#/TriangleGooners

Richmond, VA

The Richmond Gooners group was started in the summer of 2011 when Tom Rosenhammer discovered he had two fellow Arsenal supporters on his street. One of the boys spotted his Tony Adams shirt and soon the hours of discussing that Bergkamp turn in Newcastle or the time Henry dribbled past the entire Liverpool squad evolved into a mission: find other Arsenal supporters who want to watch live games and talk about all things Arsenal. We figured that if there were two Gooners on one street in the Fan, there had to be many more who wanted to watch games together, down a few bevvies and sing “We Hate Tottenham.”

Richmond’s Red and White Army follow the Arsenal for so many reasons: the Gunners are from the greatest city in the Old World, red and white is the tidiest color combination for a football club, the Paris Cup Final in 2006, that iconic cannon badge, Ian Wright Wright Wright, how David Gilmour and Roger Waters used to watch games at Highbury together, how Arsenal have always been the most racially inclusive club in England, the beautiful passing game introduced by Arsene Wenger, the 2002 Double, the Famous Four of Dixon, Adams, Bould and Winterburn, Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch, going undefeated in 49 games, the list goes on.

The group has grown a bit and now The Richmond Gooners gather on match days at Gus’ Bar and Grill. If you’re in Richmond, join at Gus’ for a bit of banter, a few beers and singing Arsenal chants. There might be more fans of those other American owned English football clubs in town, but no one in RVA out sings the Richmond Gooners.

Find us on the web at https://www.facebook.com/groups/richmondgooners/

Twitter: @richmondgooners

Gus’ Bar and Grill

2701 West Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23220

http://www.gusbarandgrill.com/

Branch Manager:

Tom Rosenhammer

tomrosenhammer@yahoo.com

Rochester, NY

If you are in the Rochester Area be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

Magpie Irish Pub
653 Park Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

Contact Information: Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and by email at: RocArsenalArmy@gmail.com

To learn more about Rochester Gooners, check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/rochester-ny

Salt Lake City, UT

If you are in the Salt Lake City area be sure to meet up with the local branch of Arsenal America!

Fiddler’s Elbow
1063 East 2100 South
Sugarhouse, UT 84106

Contact Information: Find them on Facebook – Utah Gooners, on twitter at @UtahGooners, and by email: UtahAFC@gmail.com

To learn more about the Salty Gunners, check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/salt-lake-city-ut

San Antonio, TX

The Lion and Rose
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209

If you are in the San Antonio area be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

Contact Information: Find them on Facebook, Twitter, or by email at alamocityarsenal2014@gmail.com

To learn more about the Alamo Arsenal, check them out at: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/san-antonio-tx

San Diego, CA

The San Diego Gooners began a couple of seasons ago as just a few friends who enjoyed watching Arsenal together at a pub. Having gotten tired of watching the games alone and discussing the team with people who had little interest in them, Jose Lira decided to go out and find people who shared in his love of Arsenal.  After conversations with other Arsenal supporters they eventually became really good friends and really enjoyed watching matches together. Research of Arsenal supporters groups lead him to Arsenal America and upon noticing there was no official branch in San Diego, Jose and company decided to fill the void and make the San Diego Gooners official.Anyone in the San Diego area who loves the Arsenal as much as these Gooners is encouraged to come out and join them.

Bluefoot Bar and Lounge

3404 30th Street

San Diego, CA 92104

Contact information: “You can email us at sandiego@arsenalamerica.com, follow us on Twitter or check out our Facebook page.”

To learn more about our San Diego branch, find them at: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/san-diego-ca

San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco Branch AKA the Bay Area Gooners meet regularly for match-viewings at Maggie McGarry’s Irish Pub in the city’s historic North Beach neighborhood.  We currently have over 400 members who are kept apprised of upcoming events via the Bay Area Gooners mailing list, as well as our Facebook Page or our Twitter feed.  The San Francisco Branch Manager is Mark Barbeau, you can contact him at sanfrancisco@arsenalamerica.com.

Santa Barbara, CA

If you are in the Santa Barbara area be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

The Press Room
15 East Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Contact Information: Find them on Twitter, Facebook, and by email at SBGooners@gmail.com

To read more about the Santa Barbara Gooners, check them out at: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/santa-barbara-ca

Seattle, WA

If you are in the Puget Sound region be sure to meet up with the local branch of Arsenal America!

The Atlantic Crossing Pub
6508 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Contact Information: Find them on Facebook, Twitter, and by email at cascadiagooners@gmail.com

To learn more about the Cascadia Gooners, check them out at: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/seattle-wa

Tampa, FL

MacDinton’s Soho
405 South Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Contact Information: Find them on Facebook, Twitter, and by email at gulfcoastgooners@gmail.com

To read more about the Gulf Coast Gooners, check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/tampa-fl

Tucson, AZ

Welcome to the Southern Arizona Armoury.  Two seasons ago, founder Malena Barajas, started watching EPL matches with friends, but she did not choose a team. It was after Barcelona eliminated Arsenal in 2010’s  Champions League quarterfinal, that she became a supporter.  The pain of the losses and the elation of victory, were felt so deep, she figured that had to mean that in her soul she was a Gooner. At the beginning of the current season she even changed my license plate to RSNLFC. She lives her life the Arsenal way: Victoria Concordia Crescit. Victory Through Harmony.Malena wanted to start an Arsenal America branch because she knew there had to be more Arsenal supporters in the Tucson area and to spread the word to those who may not be aware.  She also is passionate about developing soccer here in the USA. That development, of course, begins with organizing fans.  The Southern Arizona Armoury is a perfect venue to nurture love for the Arsenal and love for the game.

Morning Matches

Sam Hughes’ Place Championship Dining

446 North Campbell #150

Tucson, AZ 85719

520.747.5223

Lunch-time Matches

Frog & Firkin

874 East University Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85719

520.623.7507

Branch Head: Malena Barajas tuscon@arsenalamerica.com

Facebook Group: Southern Arizona Armoury

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Arizona-Armoury/167496933304812Twitter: @soazarmoury

Tulsa, OK

If you are in Tulsa, be sure to meet up with this regional branch of the Sooner Gooners, a branch of Arsenal America!

Kilkennys Irish Pub
1413 East 15th St.
Tulsa, OK 74120

OR

George’s Pub

108 North 1st Street

Jenks, OK 74037

Contact information:  Follow them on Twitter, find them on Facebook, or visit their website at soonergooners.com Finally, feel free to email them at soonergooners@yahoo.com

To read more about the Sooner Gooners, check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/oklahoma-city-ok

Washington, DC

Lucky Bar
1221 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Contact Information: Find them on Facebook, Twitter, and by email at dcarmoury@gmail.com

To read more about DC Armoury, please check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/washington-dc

Winston-Salem, NC

If you are in the Winston-Salem, N.C. area be sure to meet up with one of the newest branches of Arsenal America!

Swaim’s Grocery
232 West Acadia Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Contact Information: CamelCityGooners@gmail.com, Facebook.com/CamelCityGooners, and Twitter – @CamelCtyGooners

To learn more about the Camel City Gooners, check out: http://www.arsenal.com/usa/fanzone-usa/usa-supporters-club/winston-salem-nc