2015 ESC T-shirt Design Contest

With summer just around the corner, the ESC is looking to add some fresh new t-shirt designs to our merchandise line—but we’ll need your help to meet this goal! To get you involved in the creation process, we are proud to announce our 2015 ESC T-shirt Design Contest. Here’s how it works:


  • Design any ESC-themed t-shirt and submit it to empiresupportersclub@gmail.com by 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 17th. Twentieth anniversary designs are suggested, but not required. Be as creative as you like with your design!
  • Only submissions from current ESC members will be accepted.
  • Up to two (2) designs may be submitted per contest entrant.
  • Work must be original and not infringe on any copyrighted material.
  • Design must be submitted in visual form. No written descriptions of a design will be accepted.
  • Feel free to email us if you need any high-resolution ESC logos for your design.

Judging and Voting
A panel will evaluate all entries after the submission deadline and select up to five (5) of the top designs. A vote will then be opened from May 7th to May 11th. All current ESC members will be allowed to choose their favorite design. The design with the most votes wins.

The winner will receive:

  • A free t-shirt.
  • $25 in ESC allocation money, which can be used to purchase merchandise, away match bus trips and individual home game tickets offered through ESC.
  • Bragging rights!

DC Bus trip! April 11, 2015

Welcome to 2015!

We are back to bring the ruckus and as usual, we will not pass up the chance to hate on DC at racoon-filled RFK!

So we are getting our shots up-to-date and getting on the bus to support the boys in DC!

Tickets are $35 for members and $50 for non-members.  If you are driving to DC on your own and want to meet us there, we also have a ticket-only option.

Visit our store page to sign up: https://squareup.com/market/empire-supporters-club

See you there!


DC Bus Trip 4/12/14

We’re very happy to announce our first bus trip of 2014, away to DC to visit the Scum on Saturday, April 12th!

We say this every year: there is no better way to learn the songs, meet your fellow ESC members, and really join the family than to be on one of these bus trips, and since this is the first one of the season, GET ON THE BUS!

The price for the bus and ticket for 2014 ESC members is $50. The Non-members price is $60.  We are also offering  a ticket only option for $20 (tickets can be picked up from the bus in DC).  We ask that you please follow the “one member, one discount” policy. Please note that there are NO REFUNDS. If you buy a ticket and can’t go, please contact us and we will try to sell your spot. No guarantees we will be able to do so.

A full itinerary will follow, but expect to leave New York/New Jersey by 11:30am/12 noon respectively, and be back around 2am.

Home Opener Tifo help wanted

The home opener is quickly coming up and members of the South Ward will be out this weekend working on the Tifo for our home opener.  But we need your help!  These works of art aren’t created by magic, but by the clubs with the effort and support of members like you!
So come out and pitch in as we build and paint the first Tifo of the year!

Saturday March 8th from 10am – 3pm
Sunday March 9th from 10am until we’re done

The warehouse in NJ. If you’re not sure of the location, please email the Board ([email protected]) for directions.

Our Tifo team will be working both days, so feel free to stop by whenever you are free to lend a hand.  Members and non-members are always welcome.


Season Opener Viewing Party vs Vancouver / Membership Drive

If you missed out on the first membership drive, no worries. We’ve got you covered! In combination with our first watch party, we are holding a second membership drive! Come join us on at 6:30pm Saturday, March 8th at The Football Factory at Legends (6 W 33rd St. Manhattan) as we watch our 2013 Supporters’ Shield Champions take on the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Club membership is only $20 and gets you merchandise discounts, bus trip discounts, preferred ticketing, private message board access, ESC election voting rights, and much much more.

But wait!  For $30 you can also get this year’s membership scarf!  We will have the “El Imperio” scarves for pickup when you signup.

Still not enough?  Sign up on Saturday, February 1st at The Football Factory and get your free ESC cinch bag (while supplies last).

Membership Drive / US Men’s National Team vs. South Korea

It’s finally 2014… 2014! Petke’s back, we’re defending the Supporters’ Shield AND it’s a World Cup year! What could be better?!Free stuff!

To get the year started right we’re hosting the Empire Supporters Club Membership Drive and USMNT viewing party this Saturday, February 1st at The Football Factory at Legends (6 W 33rd St. Manhattan), starting at 4pm. Come out and get your 2014 ESC membership & new 2014 scarf, hug Shieldy, enter the raffle and join us watching Dax McCarty and Eric Alexander lead the the Stars and Strips against South Korea.

What about the free stuff you ask?

We’re excited to tell you that, this year, with purchase (or pick up) of your membership at Legends only, you get, first come, first served, in limited supply, available while quantities last, a “Legends Membership” card.

So what you ask?

Do you want priority access to any games shown at Legends?
Get this card with membership Saturday.
Do you want a 10% discount on your entire food and drink bill at Legends?
Get This Card with membership Saturday!
Do you want these benefits FOR FREE?

But wait … that’s not all!

Now we know that Saturday you’re going to have a lot to carry. Your membership packet, your scarf, your Legends card … maybe even some of the merch you’ve had your eye on for a while. So we’re going to help you out, because this Saturday your 2014 membership gets you one more perk. A brand new ESC cinch bag!

Still not enough?

Fine … this is our last offer. How about pre-ordering Girl Scout cookies? You heard that right. The merch table will have a Girl Scout cookie order sheet. $4 a box, Cash only. Pickup available at the first home game.

Saturday, February 1st, 4pm, The Football Factory at Legends, 6 W 33rd St. Manhattan. Memberships. Scarves. The Supporters’ Shield. Raffles. Limited supply swag. Merch. Cookies. Hot gifts.

What’s stopping you?!

Get. Stuck. In.

Houston Away Match Tickets

For all those traveling to Houston for Sunday’s game, please read below for information on buying tickets.

– Tickets are $22
Deadline to buy is Friday, November 1 at 11:59pm
– This is for the ticket only. Transportation is not included.
– Tickets will be distributed at the stadium.

Click here to purchase tickets for the Sunday, November 3 game in Houston.

DO NOT WAIT to get your tickets. We can’t guarantee that we can accommodate late requests. All sales are final.

Bus Trip to Philly 06/23 On Sale Now

The ridiculous, baffling and somewhat angering front-loaded portion of our schedule is winding down, meaning the last real big bus trip opportunity for the season happens in June. So, one more time, GET ON THE BUS!
Sunday June 23, we’re headed down the Turnpike to Chester to visit the trolls under the bridge in Philly. Cost is $30 for members, $45 for non-members. Do not wait to sign up for this one, as it’s always one of our best attended away games, and since it’s the last real bus trip of the season, it’s going to fill up quick. Our ticket allocation is limited and is shared between all South Ward clubs. So, again, do not wait to sign up.
In addition to the links below, we will also be taking payments before and after our upcoming home games.

Things You Need to Know
– We will have a pickup in New York City and at Red Bull Arena.
– Full itinerary will be sent as we get closer to the game
–  At the PayPal checkout there is a space for Special Instructions. In this area please indicate NY or NJ pickup location.
–  Cost is $30 for members, $45 for non-members.
– If you have your own transport, tickets are $20 each. Link to purchase is below.
Tickets will not be mailed. Tickets will be distributed at the game.

Non-members ($45): To purchase a seat on the bus (game ticket included) for a non-member click here.

ESC Members ($30):  An email was sent earlier with the ESC discount link. If you did not receive it please email us at [email protected]

Ticket only ($20): To purchase a ticket only (NO BUS) click here. (Tickets will not be mailed. Tickets will be distributed at the game.)

New England Bus Trip 05/11

The 05/11 New England bus trip is now on sale. Use the links below or sign up at the ESC table at El Pastor before/after the upcoming home games and GET ON THE BUS!

Things You Need to Know
– We will have a pickup in New York City and at Red Bull Arena.
– Full itinerary will be sent as we get closer to the game
At the PayPal checkout there is a space for Special Instructions. In this area please indicate NY or NJ pickup location.
– Cost for members is $40, non-members is $50.
– If you have your own transport, tickets are $17 each. Link to purchase is below.
– Tickets will not be mailed. Tickets will be distributed at the game.
Deadline to purchase is May 9 (or when the bus sells out)

ESC members: Members only link has been emailed. Contact us if you did not receive it.

Non-members: Click here to purchase a non-member seat on the bus (game ticket included.

Ticket only: Click here to purchase a ticket only (NO BUS).

DC Bus Trip – April 13th

There is no better way to learn the songs, meet your fellow Empire Supporters Club members and get stuck in than a bus trip. There is no greater rival than the DC Scum. GET ON THE BUS!!!

Tickets and bus trip signups are now open to everyone. Price is $40 for members and $55 for non-members.  Links to purchase are below. 


ESC members: The link for the discounted bus packaged was emailed to you. If you didn’t get it, we posted the link in the private forums on this site, or e-mail us and we’ll send it along.

Click here to purchase a bus/game ticket package for non-members.

Click here to purchase game tickets only (no bus). $22.

We will have pickups in NY and NJ. Full itinerary to follow.

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