Barcelona Create Mausoleum: Plans for 30,000 Fans to Be Buried Under Stadium

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterJanuary 17, 2014

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Barcelona have asked their fans to stay loyal to them in this life and the next with the creation of a mausoleum where fans can have their remains laid to rest.

It won't be cheap, according to thGuardian's Gregg Bakowski, with prices starting at €3,000 (around £2,480 or $4,073) and rising as high as €6,000. More than that, it won't be forever, because fans will be buying a space for 50 to 99 years.

There will initially be space for 500 urns at Les Corts cemetery—but the longer-term plans are far more advanced.

When Barcelona upgrade the Nou Camp stadium—or move away from it to a larger venue—they plan to offer room for up to 30,000 urns under the stadium.

Josep Ramon Vidal-Abarca, the club's director of facilities, said that the scheme was only responding to the wishes of fans: "This is in response to the historical demand from members who want their remains laid to rest at the stadium."

In some ways, it's a surprise this hasn't been thought of already. People want to be buried somewhere that means something to them, and there will be no shortage of fans for whom their football club is everything.

And of course, expensive as it sounds, you can't take your money with you when you go.