Debate explores new fan cultures inside and outside modern soccer stadiums

The guests will discuss the soccer’s internationalization process in the 21st century, including forms of contemporary sociability among Latin American fans of European clubs and developments in Brazil’s new soccer stadiums since the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Social Sciences
29 October 2019
Debate explores new fan cultures inside and outside modern soccer stadiums

On October 31, at 4 pm, the Laboratory for Sports Studies (LESP) at the FGV´s School of Social Sciences (FGV CPDOC) will host a talk titled “Customers, rebels and transnational companies: new fan cultures inside and outside modern soccer stadiums,” by Irlan Simões and Kevin Rozo. The event will take place in Room 406 in FGV’s main building (Praia de Botafogo, 190, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro).

The guests will discuss the soccer’s internationalization process in the 21st century, including forms of contemporary sociability among Latin American fans of European clubs and developments in Brazil’s new soccer stadiums since the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Among other things, the speakers will address soccer’s growth as a spectator sport and the trend for people to support two clubs, while also presenting cases of groups in several European and South American countries that are campaigning against the commercialization of soccer, the transformation of clubs into companies and the imposition of standards of behavior and customer selection in stadiums.

Irlan Simões is currently doing a PhD in communication at Rio de Janeiro State University. Kevin Rozo is doing a master’s in anthropology at the Ibero-American University in Mexico City and a master’s internship as part of FGV CPDOC’s Graduate Program.

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