Brazilians, the people famous for inventing Brazilians, have acknowledged that humanity is achieving its natural pinnacle. In preparation for the upcoming 2014 World Cup (that’s for soccer), they’ve installed seating specifically intended for those with bodies just a bit more bountiful than the norm.
In a press release that fails to acknowledge the irony of reaching the point where you need to put special seats in for larger people while they watch fitter people do exercise, they do mention that the seats will be lower down and with good sightlines:
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.
At the Castelão, 335 seats are reserved for wheel chair users, 1,220 for people with reduced mobility and 120 for obese people. The seats are spread throughout the lower ring and cater for views from all angles of the pitch.
The only problem I can foresee here is that there are only 120 seats for fat people. Surely there are more than 120 fat fans at the World Cup (I’m looking at you, England). Do we have a contest to see who is fattest? And who decides that?
Photo Credit: Glauber Queiroz/World Cup Portal