Brazil to accommodate larger football fans

4th Mar 2013

Overweight football fans travelling to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup will be able to watch matches in comfort after the addition of larger seats was reported.

Football fans as heavy as 40 stone will be able to take advantage of the super-sized seats, though they will reportedly pay around twice the price of a regular seat. The Sun reported that the Catelao stadium in Fortaleza has built 120 oversized seats among its 64,000 capacity.

Supporters will get an early look at the measure at the Confederations Cup in June, when prices are expected to be in the region of £38. A regular seat will cost from around £19.

A source involved in arranging the building work said the larger seats would conform with disability laws in Brazil.

"Some fans are simply too big to fit in a standard seat," the source told The Sun.

Meanwhile, tourism group Embratur has done its bit to promote Brazil ahead of the World Cup. It has filmed a series of 3D-style movies in a bid to familiarise supporters with the venue cities. The videos can be viewed at

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