# Friday, July 18, 2008

A German football club is offering fans the chance to be buried in an area near its arena. Hamburger SV has opened a 500 plot cemetery near its Nordbank arena and is offering fans the chance to be buried in the cemetery in the club's colours. The graves are on a football pitch lawn accessed by a goal shaped entrance. The scheme is open to all fans and costs £80,000. They offer burial contracts of around £2,000 payable over 25 years and you can also buy a HSV coffin for £1,850 or and an urn for £200. The idea came about after the club received numerous requests from fans who wanted to have their ashes strewn on the pitch. A number of English clubs have also had similar requests, so watch this space you could soon buried at your favourite football club.