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Jan

Barcelona build mausoleum for fans who want to remain with club forever

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Do you live and die for Barcelona?

Well, now you can make certain that you’re Blaugrana from the cradle to the grave — literally. Barcelona have built a mausoleum for fans who will pay to have their remains stored at the Camp Now forever and always — or at least for 50 to 99 years.

Currently, there is only space for 500 urns at the Les Corts cemetery — which lies adjacent to the Camp Nou — but the plan is to build a whole mausoleum underneath the stadium, with room for around 30,000 urns, once the Camp Nou is modernized or built anew. Interested fans will then be able to purchase large, Barca-decorated ceramic slabs, behind which family members’ ashes can be stored.

The price is steep, however, and apparently the urns would not be able to remain there forever, which we thought was the whole point.

From The Guardian:

"Memorial Space FC Barcelona aims to be a link with the club forever, a tribute to those who wish to be bound forever to the club," said Santi Bach, the chief executive officer of Giem Sports, who are partners in the project.

Prices range from €3,000 (£2,480) to €6,000 to buy a space for 50 to 99 years.

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