Stadium to be demolished by fan power…

Football club invites supporters to aid in demolition of stadium.

Austrain football giants Rapid Vienna have invited fans to help demolish their Gerhard Hanappi Stadium this Saturday, offering them the chance to unscrew seats, chisel away pieces of the walls and even cut out bits of the goal net to take home.

The Austrian club are set to leave their home of 37 years and move into a new 22,000-seater stadium which is due to be completed in 2016.

Prices at the ‘Demolition Party’ this weekend include 19.77 euros (£15.40) – the year the stadium was built – per seat and 18.99 euros (£14.80) – the year the club was founded – for a section of net. For five euros (£3.90), you can dig up a bit of turf.

Announcing the event, the club said: ‘Here you have the opportunity to stock up on memorabilia from our venerable home with four different souvenirs from the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium available to purchase.

‘We have the stadium seats, a square of turf, a piece of the wall or part of the goal net for sale. For the turf, wall and net we have even prepared a special ‘Rapid box’ in which to pack the whole thing in a fitting container.’
But keen not to spark a free-for-all, the club added: ‘We will provide the necessary tools, naturally with all safety precautions taken into account and with employees standing by.’

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