Football club Barcelona have announced a unique project in which a mausoleum will be built to house the remains of over 30,000 fans.
The cemetery which will be called "Les Corts" will initially have space for only 500 urns, but will be expanded to hold 30,000 when Barcelona either expands the Camp Nou or builds on new ground.
The club has hit a slight road-bump however, with the University of Barcelona unwilling to sell them the land they wish to buy and build on.
About the project to house a mausoleum at the stadium, Barcelona's director of facilities said, "This is in response to the historical demand from members who want their remains laid to rest at the stadium."
However, getting a place at Camp Nou would be incredibly expensive. The prices would start at around €3,000 and rise as high as €6,000. These prices would also only guarantee a site at the mausoleum for anywhere between 50 to 99 years.
"Memorial Space FC Barcelona aims to be a link to the club forever, a tribute to those who wish to be linked to the club forever," explained the chief executive officer of Giem Sports, who are partnering with Barcelona for this project.
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