Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Spend All Of Eternity Watching Your Club

Imagine you had season tickets for your club for the last 40 years. That's a good thing. Now imagine you had a really obnoxious rowmate who also had season tickets next to you for 40 years. While he provided interesting stories, he really isn't a good thing. Finally, imagine that you could have a spot next to him even in death.

Out of sight, right? Well, fans of Hamburg SV can finally achieve all of this, with a view of the stadium.

Hamburg fans can show the ultimate loyalty to their team by showing their support AFTER they die. The club is officially opening its fan cemetery on Tuesday, perfect for the die hard HSV fan who wants eternal rest just yards from the pitch where their favourite players strut their stuff.

The cemetery, located directly by the Bundesliga club’s home stadium, has been in planning for three years and will be able to hold 300 to 500 graves. Hamburg fans contributed €20,000 to the building while the club put in €30,000 and the cemetery itself will cover the rest.

Wonderful! If they ever get this near Goodison Park or Anfield, just make sure not to be buried with your valuables.

I hope I can convince my new wife that we should get two plots when my local club gets this feature. That's right, there is a Mrs. The Fan's Attic as of August 31. Hard to believe, but tis true.

[Photo: Der Bild]


JT said...

You bastard. That's two thievin' Scousers references in two consecutive posts.

Makes me so sad :(

The Fan's Attic said...

i know...i may have gone to the well one too many times on that one, but the second one came so easy.

Mike Georger said...

i liked the story better when i heard about it on espn five months ago


ive got nothing

The Fan's Attic said...

actually, you couldn't have heard of this exact story since it was about the opening on Tuesday of the cemetary. what you heard about were the plans not the opening.

so there.

Mike Georger said...

... bastard!

when i first saw it, i guess it was outside the lines or something, i was hoping it was going to be a club that was burying supporters underneath the pitch. or converting their ashes into line paint or something, i thought this was pretty lame actually.

though the rest of the show on yankee fans paying top dollar for yankee urns was hilarious in its own right