Club Crawl: Mia San Mia Costa Rica
In this edition we are heading to Central America where we spoke to the president of Mia San Mia Costa Rica, Paris Segura KS, about how their club supports FC Bayern from 9,600 km away.
|Location||San José, Costa Rica|
|Social Media||Facebook, Twitter|
Tell us the story of how your fan club was founded and what the fan club means to you and your members.
Our fan club was born in a familiar environment, during a Biergarten afternoon at home. For many of us, the fan clubs is almost like a family and the best way to support our FC Bayern.
Where and how do you watch Bayern games? Do you have special traditions (e.g. chants, food, beer, etc.) that you follow on matchday?
We have many places in the city. We also promote cultural events like Oktoberfest, German Fest and German representations in the country.
What has been your best experience as a fan so far?
Every year we represent the fan club in Germany and all over the world. In December 2018 FC Bayern honored us as the fan club of the month.
Our social labor has also been recognized all over the world, because twice a year we organize an event to help an average of 40 homeless people of the city. We give them food, cookies, drinks and new clothes. Most of them are older people or children who have no place to live, no food and most of them are addicted to drugs and alcohol
Which event of your fan club are you most proud of?
Our trips to promote and share Costa Ricans nature and our anniversary parties.
Has your club made a trip to see Bayern live as a group?
Every year, we try to visit the Allianz Arena at least two times. For instance during the last Der Klassiker, three of our Members were there.
What would be your dream as a Bayern supporter?
The dream would be if FC Bayern were to visit Costa Rica, because of us. With Berni, trophies, a delegation and a legend of the club.
What differentiates Bayern from other European clubs in your opinion?
Tradition, passion, culture, values and familiar customs.
How do you stay active in your community? How do you attract new members?
We have an average of two events per week. In Costa Rica, we are well known as the most active, strong, organized, successful and international fan club.