C.S. Cartaginés Fans Connect with Team and the Costa Rican Culture
C.S. Cartaginés, founded in 1906, is the oldest Costa Rican football club, and currently plays in the Costa Rican Primera División.
Cartaginés has been unable to win any league titles in Costa Rica since the 1940 championship. Some believe this to be the result of a curse set on the team by the priest at the Basílica de Los Ángles when 1940 players stormed the Basilica ridding on top of their horses, celebrating their championship. Others credit the lack of titles to the curse of "el muñeco", a strange voodoo-like doll that was supposedly buried under Cartaginés' turf at their stadium in order to prevent them from winning further titles and bringing bad luck to the club. Many supporters of the club believe that unless someone finds the "magical" doll Cartago will continue to struggle and not win any more championships.
Winner or not, the Cartaginés still have a great following. The team’s largest fan club hosts online forums, blogs, chat, and opportunities to learn about-, and connect with- the players directly on their website.
Sports teams thrive on the passion and dedication of their fans, and the Cartaginés conduit keeps the fans engaged directly from their browser, regardless of time zone or location.
With close to 20% of the fans accessing their conduit on a daily basis, living outside of Costa Rica (mostly in Colombia, Argentina and the US), the official Cartaginés fan toolbar allows the community to stay connected with the Costa Rican culture and engaged with the Cartaginés sports club, regardless of where in the world the fans might be.
From the official fan conduit, users can access the forum, access the fan site, the official team website, an RSS feed of Costa Rican general and sports news, stay in touch with friends and fellow fans on social networks such as Facebook, Hi5, and MySpace, as well as listen to Costa Rican and other regional radio stations directly from the community toolbar.