Stadium equipped with 'supersized' seats

World Cup organizers have installed

World Cup organizers have installed "supersized" seats at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil. (Kurtis Larson, QMI Agency)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:07 PM ET

A small percentage of fans here at the 2014 World Cup have asked tournament organizers to "supersize" them.

OK, maybe not literally, but absolutely figuratively.

The phrase -- coined by McDonald's a decade ago -- no longer applies to just burgers and fries.

During a tour of Salvador's Fonte Nova Arena ahead of Friday's game between the Netherlands and Spain, I stumbled across a plethora of double-wide seats -- the La-Z-Boys of this tournament, if you will.

My first thought: This must be for first-class ticket-holders, especially when you consider the supersized seats are all located at the end of rows.

The only thing missing was a drink holder and a channel changer.

Alas, Brazilian disability law requires every World Cup stadium in the country to include extra wide seats for overweight citizens throughout venues -- 1% of seats, to be exact.

So, what's keeping greedy skinny fans from fighting off their hefty counterparts to nab up the extra few inches of comfort?

It turns out World Cup organizers required a medical note prior to purchase proving a person's body fat is above 30%. The tickets also cost around double that of a normal seat.

This World Cup is supposed to smash TV and social media records worldwide.

Looks like it might also be the fattest tournament in the history of the game.


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