Heart of the City: Blue Moon Dallas
- 22 May 2013 14:26
- Posted by @porter_mcfc
Congratulations to Blue Moon Dallas - recipients of the latest Heart of the City award - celebrating the best places to follow MCFC around the world.
Branch President Mark Mulvanny explains more about the club...
“Blue Moon Dallas ‘BMD’ was founded in 2011 by Sean Dorwaldt, a Texas native, to find other City fans in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Sean’s circle of Blues began watching matches in various pubs, and the group seemed to grow each week.
It was during the 2012 Community Shield when BMD realised that a special bond had been created among the passionate members. It was a memorable morning for the vastly outnumbered Blues, who sang and danced and drowned out the rest of the pub’s watching crowd!
From there the excitement grew and in January 2013 BMD became an Official MCFC Supporters Club branch with approximately 25 members.
Shortly after, the group decided to settle down and establish a permanent base to watch City matches together. The Londoner Pub in Frisco, Texas, was chosen. It is a wonderful pub, located across the street from FC Dallas Stadium, the heart of football in the area.
With the help of the lovely Londoner staff, who encouraged us to make the pub our home, BMD has almost tripled its membership, and about 70 sky blue shirts packed in for the 2013 FA Cup Final against Wigan.
We turned a disappointing day at Wembley into a memorable event at The Londoner Pub, with the help of BMD council member Vinesh Kavassery. Vinesh had been in touch with City, telling the story of the fantastic partnership between Blue Moon Dallas and The Londoner Pub.
At half-time during the cup final, our founder, Sean Dorwaldt presented the Heart of the City award to The Londoner’s management, Barry Tate and Brandon Novara.
Blue Moon Dallas and The Londoner Frisco are so proud to have been honoured with this award, and join the ranks of other famous City pubs in the Unites States, like the Mad Hatter in New York, the Globe Pub in Chicago, and Kell’s Irish Restaurant in Portland. We welcome any City supporters visiting the Dallas area to join us on match day for an entertaining atmosphere with singing, dancing, and the occasional “Agueroooooo” style celebration!
This week, Blue Moon Dallas is sending a delegation to watch Manchester City play Chelsea in St. Louis! We are so excited to see the Mighty Blues on this side of the Atlantic, and thrilled to get a chance to meet fellow City fans from across the United States. It is going to be amazing!