We plan, communicate and execute an away game, 49ers Invasion, like champs! From the airports to the bars, the streets, hotels, parking lots and eventually into the away game stadium, we're yelling NIIIIIIINERssssss at the top of our lungs all 49ers Invasion weekend long~!
You'll always find special 49er hardware at our tailgate parties across the Niner Empire. We're damn proud of our team, where we came from and where we're going! You can not host a proper 49ers Invasion without the tools! (well, you also need sweat equity, money, time off from work, spouses permission, coffee, gatorade, fireball etc :)
We war-plan a 49ers Invasion months in advance, nail the details and love to TAILGATE! During a 49ers Takeover - Invasion weekend in the away game city, we DO invade the stadium, hotels, bars, city streets and parking lots. The opposing fans AS WELL as their Team and OUR Team, see it, feel it and know it. Football is a game of inches a
We war-plan a 49ers Invasion months in advance, nail the details and love to TAILGATE! During a 49ers Takeover - Invasion weekend in the away game city, we DO invade the stadium, hotels, bars, city streets and parking lots. The opposing fans AS WELL as their Team and OUR Team, see it, feel it and know it. Football is a game of inches and WE, the fans, make a difference on the road;)
Go Niners! Ah ooh!
It was a quiet Saturday morning in Georgia, the year was 2013. My brother Pedro said he needed to stop by and show me something. He parked at the base of my driveway and walked up the hill wearing a Spartan helmet and carrying a Spartan shield. Immediately I thought for sure the Super Bowl loss earlier that year had traumatized him so much that he felt the need to wear a disguise. But no, that was not the case, upon asking him why the hell he was wearing a halloween costume, he explained what was happening at Candlestick on 49er first downs. You see, it had been awhile since I traveled back to the Bay to see a home game and did not know the Spartan "Ah Ooh!" chant was a thing, and a BIG thing during home games.
Later on that year, we found ourselves in a position to create our own 49ers Booster Club in the Atlanta area independent of another we dabbled with and decided the theme would follow Candlesticks footsteps and hence we established the "Spartan Niner Empire". Thank You Pedro, "Father Sparta", for your brilliant idea to bring a beloved tradition directly from Candlestick Park and into our hearts, our 49ers Booster Club and it lives on forever.
Spartan Niner Empire CEO
More info on "why Spartans" on our members page. Ah Ooh, Ah Ooh, Ah Ooh! Go Niners!!!
"The birthplace of the Away Game parking lot takeover, 49er tailgate party now called a 49ers Invasion."
This was the 2nd Invasion, Dave wanted to see if what happened in Atlanta early in that year was a fluke. It wasn’t, Nashville was even bigger and "the MARCH”w as born.
Niner Empire Tampa Florida Chapter hosted a bad ass 49ers Invasion on their soil and 49ers Fans invaded and took over THEIR SHIP!!!
The 49ers asked where we would be set up and John York came out to our tailgate to personally hand out rally towels.
We flew in Sourdough Sam with the 49ers permission, he tailgated with 300+ of us and Dallas Stadium was a sea of red. Dallas home opener none the less and WE WON!!!
Dave Kahn is the original Away Game TAKEOVER (Invasion) artist. A Diehard 49er Fan & with his wife Bridget set up their personal 49er tailgate party outside the Georgia Dome, January 2013 and something very special happened that day. "Yellow Lot" NFC 2012 championship game. They coordinated through social media and 49er message boards managing to bring 300+ 49er fans to a single 49er tailgate party for free and it was an amazing day from sun up to sun down. Many life long friendships began that day as well as the San Francisco 49ers Invasion movement.
We are the parents that birthed the 49ers Invasion that day in Atlanta Georgia. The rest is history, the 49ers Invasion blueprint is solid, well known and 49ers Booster Clubs all over the Niner Empire host Takeover 49er Invasions year over year supporting the 49ers "Away from the Bay".
This video is that day, 2012 NFC Championship in Atlanta Georgia
49er Invasion Pioneer 49er Diehard Fan, Dave Kahn