Brazil is known to have some of the most passionate football supporters in the world.
For Brazilian club Corinthians, they have decided to honor their supporters by offering cemetery plots next to their favorite players.
What a story for Halloween.
According to Globo Esporte, construction is already underway on the project, which is set to be completed by the summer of 2015. The plans call for a full-size replica of the club’s stadium to be built, housing nearly 70,000 burial plots.
Space on the pitch will be saved for Corinthian players, with fans being able to purchase a plot close to their favorite footballer.
Plot prices range from around $600 to over $3,000 for a spot closer to the pitch.
According to Ricardo Polito, the chief executive of the company in charge of the project, the final product will have a restaurant, a lake, a nature reserve and landscaped gardens.
With the slogan “For those who are fans from the beginning to the end,” supporters will be able to purchase a special Corinthians burial package as well. This includes black-and-white flower arrangements (the club’s colors) as well as a club flag and a choir to sing the team’s official anthem.
Boca Juniors of Argentina also have a cemetery for fans, but the scale of Corinthians plans is much more massive.
Love it or hate it, you have to respect the pride and passion for football in Brazil.