Below are some commonly asked questions about our organization. If you have a question that remains unanswered, please email [email protected]
What is Chelsea in America (CIA)?
Chelsea in America (CIA) is a coalition of five regional, platinum-level official Chelsea FC supporters clubs (Carefree CA, Desert-Texas, Midwest, Mid Atlantic, and Southeast) within the USA. Each region includes multiple local chapters, many of whom gather on match days to cheer on Chelsea FC. Our goal as a national organization is to provide the affordable infrastructure and support to facilitate local engagement of our members.
How do I join CIA and what is the cost?
Memberships are available here, starting at $15. There are several options from individual to family packages. Annual membership closes in December each season.
What do I get with my membership dues?
Membership covers our operating costs and comes with several benefits, including a small member gift, discounts from our sponsors, access to prize drawings, access to summer tour tickets, and special events when Chelsea comes to the USA. CIA members that also have a Chelsea FC’s True Blue membership are eligible to purchase tickets to matches in England through CIA based on the region’s supporter club level attained each year and the rules established by Chelsea FC.
What is True Blue and how do I become a member?
True Blue membership is Chelsea FC’s membership program used for accessing match tickets and many other benefits depending on the selected membership level. True Blue is necessary to purchase tickets to matches in England. If you have a True Blue membership, please enter your account number when you sign up for Chelsea in America. We then add you to our official roster of members that is submitted to Chelsea identifying who are eligible to purchase match tickets and send you instructions on how to purchase tickets through CIA. True Blue memberships are available here. Most of our members opt for the “ticket only” option.
How do I order Chelsea match tickets?
You must have both a Chelsea in America and True Blue membership to be able to purchase tickets through CIA. Instructions on how to purchase are emailed to eligible members. The benefits of ordering through an official supporters club are reduced loyalty point requirements, affordable pricing, and being able to purchase your tickets farther in advance than you would otherwise be able to do.
Is Chelsea in America active on social media?
Does CIA have anything to do with the Chelsea US summer tour?
Yes! When Chelsea come to America for a pre- or post-season summer tour, CIA organizes a group ticket order, hotel discounts, pre-match parties/tailgates, and other special events. Tickets are only sold to CIA members.