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Union Berlin stadium turned into World Cup Living Room

Saturday, June 14, 2014

A German event agency has turned the stadium of German second tier side Union Berlin into a giant living room for supporters to watch World Cup games on a big screen.

To make spectators feel at home, the agency invited people to bring their own sofas along to screenings of the tournament at the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei in the German capital.

To complete the experience, around 3500 square metres of wallpaper, tables and lamps have been put up around the big screen.

Gerald Ponesky, the man who came up with WM Wohnzimmer (World Cup living room) idea, said the idea struck him while he was listening to fans singing.

He told local press: "It was always something like 'my home' or 'my living room', and somehow it clicked."

A crowd of 12,000 watched on as Brazil beat Croatia 3-1 in the opening game of the 2014 World Cup on Thursday night.

Union Berlin stadium turned into World Cup Living Room
Photo: Reuters
Union Berlin stadium turned into World Cup Living Room
Photo: AP
Union Berlin stadium turned into World Cup Living Room
Photo: AP
Union Berlin stadium turned into World Cup Living Room
Photo: Reuters


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