Obese Brazilian soccer fans will be able to access extra wide seats at the 2014 World Cup for a 50 percent discount, as long as they can provide a doctor’s note.
Brazilian law requires at least one percent of the World Cup’s 3 million seats to cater to disabled individuals, including the clinically obese.
The seats will be approximately twice the width of a regular stadium chair and will be available in all 12 of the World Cup stadiums, per FOX Sports.
Although the United States is known for being one of the most obese countries in the world, Brazil is not too far behind. Nearly half of Brazilian adults are now classified as overweight, and one in seven citizens are considered obese.
According to a recent GlobalData study, if Brazil’s obesity rates continue to climb, the nation could report as many as 26 million obese citizens by 2022.
The special chairs will not be limited to Brazilian residents. Fans from all over the world may apply and qualify for the wider chairs if medical records indicate that their body mass index (BMI) is 30 or greater.
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