Is it possible to push Argentina's well-documented obsession with fútbol too far? If so, this does it: The Boca Juniors soccer squad has announced that it will open a cemetery--tricked out in its logo and colors--for ardent fans and former stars and coaches. Located about 33 km outside the city of Buenos Aires, the 3,000 Boca plots in the Cementerio Parque Iraola will go for between $900 and $5,000 (USD). From an AP article on the opening:
Antonio Ubaldo Rattin, a famous Boca goalkeeper from the 1960s, attended the inauguration and remarked how the cemetery was tastefully done.
"It's so beautiful, you almost wish you could stay," he declared. He insisted Boca is first in everything "and now in a cemetery."
Indeed, that's the word that comes to mind: Tasteful.