Found March 01, 2013 on Bush League Chronicle:
Finally, a stadium that provides comfortable seating for fans of all shapes and sizes.According to Brazil's official 2014 World Cup site, one stadium will boast a section exclusively built for obese people in mind. No, I am not kidding. This is real.The twelve 2014 World Cup Arenas are designed to offer the highest comfort and convenience to supporters. Accessibility is an important item for inclusion, also a requirement by the Brazilian government and FIFA. The Castelão in Fortaleza is an example of how football may bring about this type of legacy in the country. From the total of 63,903 seats, 1,675 are reserved for obese people, or people with disabilities.There will reportedly be 120 double-wide seats at the Castelão specially designed for the pleasantly plump folks in attendance. According to The Sun, these seats will have the ability to comfortably accommodate people weighing up to 560 pounds.Now, this extra seating room doesn't come without a price. These obese seats will cost twice as much as the price for a regular seat. Whether that is fair or not, I don't know. But you better believe the World Cup officials are going to make their money for the space they sell, not the actual number of fans.Due to the growing epidemic of obesity in the world, especially in the United States, this idea actually makes a lot of sense. In fact, it may even become a trend in the not-so-distant future.Photo via The Sun.Via Off the Bench
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