grada de animación

15:16 Oct 22, 2019
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Sports / Fitness / Recreation / Football
Spanish term or phrase: grada de animación
Part of a Spanish football stadium stand. I understand it as a specific area for standing (?) and singing, etc. Descripción como ejemplo:

"La grada de animación es una zona creada por el club única y exclusivamente para ANIMAR.
Pedimos a la gente que viene a nuestro sector a sentarse, que ocupen otro lugar en el estadio para no entorpecer nuestra labor. Por ejemplo, el Fondo Norte."
BristolTEc
Ecuador
Local time: 15:15


Summary of answers provided
5supporters' section
Daniel Hall
3 +1(home) supporters' end
patinba
3tifo zone
MJ Barber
Summary of reference entries provided
finding only
liz askew

  

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tifo zone


Explanation:
Not sure this concept really exists outside of Spanish football. Presumably all fans who attend a match are there to cheer their club along, but the grada de animación is for die-hard supporters, the kind who often create large displays and chant/sing the whole way through. The Italian word 'tifo' is widely understood in soccer circles, as referring to the most enthusiastic supporters, so I would suggest something along these lines.

MJ Barber
Spain
Local time: 22:15
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Daniel Hall: It's true that "tifo" is an understood term in the football world, but I've never heard anyone say "tifo zone".
2 hrs
  -> it's a suggested coining for something that does not have an equivalent in English

agree  philgoddard: Or tifo section. This is not a well known concept, but since the Spanish goes on to explain it, I think it's fine here.
3 hrs
  -> Tifo section is probably better. I have found it here: http://qatarcultureclub.blogspot.com/2013/05/tifo-culture.ht... with an explanation that no sitting is allowed, constant chanting expected, etc.
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(home) supporters' end


Explanation:
is what I am using, when not leaving it in Spanish

Audi Field is not D.C. United's stadium, it's their supporters ...
https://www.nbcsports.com › washington › dc-united › audi-field-not-dc-u...
Nov 1, 2018 - But Audi Field is more than just a soccer stadium. ... supporters had claimed their spot in the trenches on the supporters' end of the stadium.

patinba
Argentina
Local time: 17:15
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 90

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  neilmac
1 hr
  -> Thank you!

neutral  philgoddard: This doesn't do justice to the concept in my opinion. Most of the crowd will be home supporters, but they won't be chanting and waving flags the whole time.
2 hrs
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
supporters' section


Explanation:
In the United States, "supporters' section" is almost universally used, and it's the term I always use.

Example sentence(s):
  • The loudest part of every football stadium is the supporters' section.

    https://www.atlutd.com/fans/supporters-groups
    https://www.orlandocitysc.com/stadium/supporters
Daniel Hall
United States
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Reference comments


44 mins
Reference: finding only

Reference information:
https://books.google.co.uk › books
Steven G. Mandis - 2016 - ‎Business & Economics
A new group called Grada de Animación (animation stands/terrace) has taken over. The group is required to cheer the team throughout the whole game and ...

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although this won't work!

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Note added at 46 mins (2019-10-22 16:03:27 GMT)
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sounds like cheerleading

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Note added at 49 mins (2019-10-22 16:06:08 GMT)
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terrace where fans cheer on their team

liz askew
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 11
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