My name is John Candelaria Sr. I approached www.ninerempire.com and started the Niner Empire Chapter for Merced about a month in a half ago. Amanda Candelaria, Sophia Abasta, Tracy Reddick and myself wanted to get together and show that we can come together as fans and be positive and do positive things. We meet for every game and we would love to meet more people in our area to show our passion for the Niners Everyone is welcome. (please go to chapters page to find contact information) I have been a niner fan all my life. My grandparents were from the Bay Area fans so I grew to love my Niners and Giants. I show my faithfulness to the Niners because I have tattoos on my hand of the Niners and Giant’s/ The Niner Empire to me is all about family.