Supporting your club can be a lifelong commitment, and in the case of Corinthians in Brazil you now get the chance to continue that support even after you die. The Sao Paulo club who play their home games at the incredible Arena Cornithians have announced that as part of the club they are opening their own cemetery.
The “Corinthians Forever” cemetery site will be situated just outside Sao Paulo and offer fans burial plots centred around a mock football pitch. The cemetery will have function rooms, landscaped gardens, a restaurant, a lake and a nature reserve with the overall goal of being able to provide a place for fans and families to visit and spend time with their loved ones.
Plots will cost between 4,500 and 7,800 reais (between £1,100 and £2,000) depending on the area of the cemetery that is selected.
It is also hoped that former players may also choose to affirm their own commitment to Corinthians by getting a plot in the new cemetery.
Bizarrely this is actually nothing that new. The Argentinian club Boca Juniors already has plans for functioning cemetery of its own and German clubs Schalke and Hamburg have their own cemeteries. Earlier this year Barcelona also announced a mausoleum for its fans.