FC Copenhagen raises vital funds through behind-closed-doors tifo

FC Copenhagen has enabled fans to make their presence felt at behind-closed-doors games through an initiative that has also raised vital funds for the Danish Superliga club.

Fans have paid to visit their seat at the club’s 38,000-capacity Parken Stadium and place blue or white plastic, thus creating an FCK tifo behind the goal.

The club has raised around €83,000 through the mosaic initiative and created a display designed to inspire home players in their games.

Watch the tifo coming together in this timelapse video below:

Each fan paid around €13 to join the initiative and attended the stadium at an agreed time under strict Covid-19 rules. Those participating get a numbered proof of support and a unique sticker.

The club said the money will finance various initiatives and improvements for the fans.

In addition to the fan tifo, a group of FC Copenhagen’s major sponsors have taken a special initiative to support the club financially by increasing their own exposure on the terraces.

A number of large sponsor banners have been placed on the Lower C grandstand, which are kept in the club’s white and blue colours and therefore also provide a club-wide visual backdrop among otherwise empty grandstands.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support that both our fans and sponsors show with these initiatives,” said Lars Bo Jeppesen, director of PARKEN Sport & Entertainment.

“Nothing can replace our fans in the stadium, but beyond the value of the financial support, it gives us extra energy in our daily work when so many people put action behind their thoughts and support the club.”