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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.
A 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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