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By Kody Fairfield

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has announced new Special Access Tickets (SATs) available to “Obese Persons” for the first time, reports RT

Football [See: Soccer in US] fans, who can procure evidence proving their BMI is equal to or above 35kg/m2 will be eligible for seats previously reserved for the disabled and people with limited mobility, say RT.

Its reported that the tickets will become available starting in 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia in June.

statement, released by FIFA, said “a signed doctor’s note stating the person’s BMI will be required” to prove their condition.

The explanation of the seat, as given by FIFA and reported by RT, are described as being easy access, with extra-width. Unlike other SATs holders, the obese seats are not eligible for an additional complimentary ticket for a companion.

The number of tickets being made available under the measure has not been released by FIFA, which said that they “are limited in number due to Stadia configuration.” The tickets are retailing at the same price as a standard ticket, says RT.

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Kody Fairfield

Kody Fairfield, 26, hails from Orange County, California. He attended the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse pursuing his degree in Political Science and Public Administration. Kody found his passion in politics early, connecting first to our third President, Thomas Jefferson, but expanding into activism with his introduction to the Paul (Ron and Rand) family. In 2016, Kody was a delegate for the Libertarian National Convention, and helped to support Austin Petersen in his bid for the nomination. As a staunch believer in free markets, individual rights, and limited government, Kody began writing for Liberty Viral and The Libertarian Republic in 2016. In January of 2017, Kody was named the Editor-in-Chief of TLR and currently holds the Ambassador At-Large Chair for the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Ca. He believes that with the right messaging, the ideas of liberty will continue to grow. When Kody isn't politicking, he is busy managing a CrossFit gym, or spending time with family, friends and his dog.