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Dress Code for football supporters?

I was just browsing on Stubhub because I was curious what tickets for a Manchester United game go for when this popped up: It seems to indicate that if you're a supporter (I assume possibly an away ...
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What is the origin of fans chanting players' names with an extended “u” sound?

At many American sporting events, if a player with a "u" sound in his name is on the home team, and he enters the game or makes a play in the game, then there is a good chance the fans will chant his ...
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Neutral field advantage for team with more fans in attendance?

In college football, home teams outscore away teams by 3-3.5 points per game according to analysis by Matt Mills at SB Nation. But is the advantage due to the home crowd or something else? It's ...
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Why do German football (soccer) fans wear cowboy hats?

Is there a story or meaning, or is it just random and whimsical fashion? ,
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Is football's (soccer's) popularity in the US increasing?

How is soccer trending in the United States? Anecdotally, it seems like the World Cup is generating a lot more interest here this year than it did when it was hosted here twenty years back. I'm not ...
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Where does the fan keeping score tradition in baseball come from?

Many people go to games and manually keep track of the run's, hits, errors? Does this come from years of tradition from times when scoreboards were not around at the park?
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Can a team sell tickets to a practice?

The Tigers have about a week off between now and the World Series. Is there anything in the Rules about not letting a Team Sell Tickets for Practice? My thought is that by having a stadium full of ...