This Stadium In Berlin Was Transformed Into A Giant Living Room For The World Cup

German soccer fans are being encouraged to bring their couches to the Union Berlin stadium to view World Cup matches!

1. World Cup fans in Germany transformed the Union Berlin stadium into a giant living room Thursday, packing the pitch with sofas to lounge on while watching the opening match between Brazil and Croatia.

AP Photo/Axel Schmidt

2. Organizers estimate that 12,000 fans showed up at the home field of 1 FC Union Berlin for the first World Cup game. 780 sofas were registered and an estimated 3,000 watched from a couch on the field. End tables and lamps were also provided.

AP Photo/Axel Schmidt

3. The stadium says the couches will be allowed for the entire tournament! (Or at least until a couch gets heaved at the 700-inch TV screen during a German defeat.)

AP Photo/Axel Schmidt
AP Photo/Axel Schmidt
AP Photo/Axel Schmidt
AP Photo/Axel Schmidt
AP Photo/Axel Schmidt

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Michael Hayes is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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