Sunday, October 14, 2007

German Soccer Fans Can Be Buried in Cemetery Right Next to Stadium!

For some soccer fans, being a fan for life isn't enough. Now one German soccer team, Hamburg SV, is giving its fans a chance to be close to the club for all eternity.

The team is building a cemetery next to its stadium that will be able to hold 500 graves, which will be about 50 feet from the main entrance of the stadium. The cemetery is expected to be completed in September. It will also include a memorial to the club's old stadium, as well as monument honoring Hamburg SV stars from the past.

"For a large number of people, it's important to be close to the club after their lives are over," the club's deputy chairman told Reuters. "The cemetery will have the look of a small, open stadium."

Competition for the burial spaces is expected to be very lively among the club's 42,000-strong fan club. Would you expect anything less from devoted fans?

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