Some stadiums host weddings, others allow fans to spend their final moments in a football environment. Many fans ask to be buried or cremated in club colours. Urns decorated with club logos are available. Part of the pitch at Ajax’s old De Meer stadium was moved to Westgarde cemetery, for mourners to scatter the ashes of Ajax fans.
Cradle to the grave
For genuine fans, devotion goes way beyond the football ground. Football features in all the important moments in their life. In an Ajax family, a baby’s first rompers naturally sport the club logo. In German hospitals, entire maternity wards are decorated in club colours, such as Borussia Dortmund for example.