World Cup Stadium in Rio De Janeiro Includes Seats for Obese Fans

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 6, 2014

via @tariqpanja

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil right around the corner, fans need to know that they will be comfortable at the matches.

Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro is doing its best to accommodate fans of all sizes with a special seat. That's right, there are wider seats—at half the cost—for obese fans.

According to Bloomberg's Tariq Panja, the seats are twice as wide as the normal seats and are available in all 12 cities. Panja also shared the requirements that have to be met in order to buy a ticket for the special seat: 

To qualify for a ticket, supporters must submit a medical certificate to prove they have a body mass index of 30 or more, as recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Health and World Health Organization.

For the obese fans who choose to attend the World Cup, they will be offered the opportunity to request one complimentary ticket.