Union Berlin's stadium turned into giant living room filled with fans' couches for World Cup viewing party


A German event agency had a brilliant idea — to invite fans to Union Berlin's stadium to watch World Cup games. But instead of having them all sit in those hard stadium seats, they allowed people to bring their own sofas as they turned the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei (Stadium near the old Forester's house) into a giant living room complete with 38,000 square feet of retro wallpaper around the 700-inch screen.

Dubbed the World Cup living room and inspired by fans chanting about the stadium being their home at Union Berlin matches, 780 sofa were registered and set up on the pitch with end tables and lamps for a delightful evening of World Cup viewing.


According to 3News, 12,000 fans were expected to attend the viewing party for the Brazil-Croatia match with 3,000 watching from their sofas. But this will go on for the entire World Cup. Or until Germany lose and people start throwing couches at the screen.

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