The Brazilian football club Corinthians has revealed that the club is building a cemetery where fans will get a chance to spend eternity buried next to their favourite players.
The Corinthians Forever Cemetery – marketed by the club under the slogan: ”For those who are fans from the beginning to the end” – is currently under construction in the outskirts of São Paulo and will be able to house 70,000 burial places when completed, according to Globo Esporte.
The development is divided into three different areas for different prices ranges. The most expensive area will be towards the middle of the cemetery, where a full-size replica of a football stadium is being erected and spaces are being saved on the pitch for some of the stars of the Corinthians football team to be buried there when the time comes. Fans will get a chance to be buried close to their favourite star with prices ranging from around £350 to over £2,000.
The club, the most valuable football team outside Europe according to Forbes, expects the development to be completed by summer 2015 and the first burial to take place towards the end of the same year.
Corinthians will not be the first club to offer this kind of service. Boca Juniors and Schalke are already offering fans the opportunity to be buried in club-owned cemeteries while Barcelona have created a mausoleum where fans can pay to have their remains stored. The scale of the Corinthians project, however, will make it special.
In addition to being buried close to their football stars, fans will be able to buy a Corinthians burial package with a ceremony that includes flower arrangement in the black and white of the club colours, a coffin-sized Corinthians flag, and a choir singing the club’s official anthem.
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Source: Guardian UK
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