The latest stop on our tour of Arsenal America's branches takes us to the Windy City – Chicago, Ill. The group has been gathering at the same Northside pub for years, a place you can always count on finding fellow Arsenal supporters. As Branch Manager Matt Hornberger says:
"Our group is very loose. You show up and watch games. There are always Gooners at the pub. Some know each other well and some don't; but we're all best mates when The Arsenal score."
Group Name: Chicago Gooners
Location: Chicago, Ill.
Year established: Sometime around 1999
Number of people who turn out for matches: 20-30 for the average match and standing room only for the big ones
Home pub: The Globe Pub -- 1934 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613
Where we hail from: Most live in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, we get occasional visitors from Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan and England.21 Sep 2011