About Austin Anthem

A history of soccer. A future for soccer.

The Supporters Group Which Created the Movement for Austin FC

Austin Anthem is the soccer supporters group for all of Austin, run exclusively by volunteers who love the beautiful game. We are the original independent supporters group for Austin FC. We were founded in 2013 with a goal to bring Major League Soccer to Austin. We succeeded. Now we're on a mission to build the best, most inclusive soccer supporters group bar none.

And you can help us get there.

Austin Anthem is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer organization.

Our History

2013 - 2018: The MLS in Austin Years

Our Supporters Group was founded on December 7th, 2013 as a grassroots, community movement to promote Austin as a viable market for a Major League Soccer franchise and to attract the support from fans, city officials, an ownership group, and the league. We became the local destination for MLS expansion/relocation news, updates, rumors, and analysis. We are the first and only MLS supporters group in Austin.

In October of 2017, Precourt Sports Ventures announced it was looking to bring a franchise to Austin in 2019. We worked tirelessly with soccer supporters from around the Austin area and with PSV to make a strong case for support to city and community leaders, the local media and others to show how Austin could support a pro soccer franchise. Our members attended countless community meetings, supporter rallies, and City Council meetings to show support for the cause.

MLS in Austin Logo
MLS in Austin Supporters Group Logo

2018 - Present: Austin Anthem

In September of 2018, with our “MLS in Austin” mission achieved, we rebranded as Austin Anthem - with a continued shift of focus toward growing our group and supporter culture, as well as community engagement and philanthropy.

We hope you will join us and help rally and recruit supporters from all over Austin's soccer community, as well as new fans to cheer with us into the future.

Logo History
The Iteration to Austin Anthem

Governance

As an all-volunteer organization, members have a say in in the direction of the organization through feedback and communication, participation in the Organizational Team, and through the selection of leadership representatives.

Learn about the current leadership committee and our operation.

The Grackle

Our iconic grackle is so awesome, some people have thought it's part of the club itself! The Grackle was chosen to compliment the club's tree crest, since as Austinites know, grackles and trees are pretty much inseparable here in the Capital City.

Code of Conduct

Austin Anthem represents our club and our city by reflecting and embodying the qualities that make Austin the place we love and call home. Austin Anthem seeks to create a match day experience that is welcoming for all.

Membership in Austin Anthem is governed by the Austin Anthem Code of Conduct.

This website is built and maintained by member volunteers, collectively known as Anthem Digital. We do our best to keep it up-to-date, but please let us know if there are any inaccuracies or pages that need updating. Visit us on GitHub if you're interested in the tech powering this website, then drop us a line if you want to help us build the digital future of Austin soccer.

Photographs on this website come from a multitude of volunteer photographers, including some who make it their profession. Special thanks goes out to Alex Rubio Photography and Tyler Schmitt of The Mill Photography Studio for their continued support of the organization and soccer in Austin.