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 'Official Chelsea Supporter Groups', made up of 35+ local chapters, that gather throughout the USA on match days, summer tours, and other special events in support of Chelsea Football Club.
Founded in 2005, CIA (as we call it) has grown and now includes these five platinum level Chelsea FC recognized "Official Supporter's Groups":
Carefree California (from San Diego to the states of 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 CFC officially recognized regional groups has multiple local chapters that meet at pubs on match days. To locate the CIA affiliated group nearest you, go to our CLUBS 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 FC.
We also come together for events like Chelsea 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 True Blue membership through Chelsea, we are also able to offer ticket access to matches in the UK. 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 CLUBS 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)
• Amanda Meachum (American Southwest Blues)
• Andy Burbidge (American Heartland)
• BJ Burruss (American Southwest Blues)
• Manolo Bustamante (Mid-Atlantic)
• Caleb Horner (Southeast)
• Kat McAdoo (Southeast)
• Tim Whitehorn (Carefree CA)