Just a bus stop in Fulham,
with a European Cup
Who Are We?
…or to paraphrase the terrace chant… Ooo are we?, Ooo are we?
Chelsea in America is a national coalition of five platinum and 45+ US based 'Official Chelsea Supporter Groups', working together, sharing operational expense and gathering throughout the USA on match days, summer tours, and other special events in support of Chelsea.
Founded in 2005, CIA (as we call it) has grown and now includes these five platinum level Chelsea recognized "Official Supporter's Groups":
American Heartland (including Chicago, MSP, KC, Detroit and the region)
American Southwest Blues (from Las Vegas & Phoenix thru SW states, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas & Louisiana)
Carefree California (from Southern Cal north thru Oregon & Washington)
Mid-Atlantic Blues (from D.C./Virginia/Maryland and north)
Southeast Blues (from Kentucky to the Carolina's, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida)
Each of these officially recognized platinum supporter groups has multiple local chapters that meet at pubs on match days. To locate the CIA affiliated group nearest you, go to our GROUPS page.
Our 'Official Supporter' member groups voluntarily come together under the CIA banner to share the administrative membership, ticketing opportunities, and banking functions as required by Chelsea.
We also come together for events like USA summer tours to create our own version of the British EPL experience. Our goal is to provide the infrastructure and support to facilitate the Chelsea experience for our members.
Members receive access to a vibrant national network of fellow fans, discounts to our sponsors, access to prize drawings and summer tour tickets, as well as other special events when Chelsea come to the USA.
For our members who also have a confirmed/active Chelsea supporter membership, we are also able to assist with ticketing to matches in the UK per Chelsea supporter club rules. Additional process information is available our Shed End page.
Note: We are not allowed to provide ticket assistance to members of and residents in other unaffiliated Chelsea Supporter Groups per Chelsea FC policy.
To get involved, follow your local group and CIA on social media. You can find these links by visiting the specific GROUPS page. These are great places to meet members and exchange banter with fellow Blues.
Memberships are available here, with several options for individuals and families.
Chelsea in America is a registered 501(c)(7) not-for-profit social organization.
Current Chelsea in America Board:
• John Costello, Club Secretary (Carefree CA)
• Allison Kasic, Chair (Mid-Atlantic)
• Brian Wolff, Vice Chair (American Heartland)
• Jonathan Sharp, Finance (American Heartland)
• Jesus Martinez (American Southwest Blues)
• Andy Burbidge (American Heartland)
• BJ Burruss (American Southwest Blues)
• Matt Ammerman (Mid-Atlantic)
• Caleb Horner (Southeast)
• Kat McAdoo (Southeast)
• Tim Whitehorn (Carefree CA)