Barcelona have created a mausoleum where fans can pay to have their remains stored. Initially there will be a space for 500 urns at the cemetery of Les Corts but the plan is to incorporate this into a modernised Camp Nou or new stadium in the future which will have room for 30,000 urns.

"This is in response to the historical demand from members who want their remains laid to rest at the stadium," said the club's director of facilities, Josep Ramon Vidal-Abarca.

The second phase of the project is to build a larger mausoleum in the stadium where fans can buy large ceramic slabs decorated in Barcelona memorabilia behind which family members' remains can be stored.

"Memorial Space FC Barcelona aims to be a link with the club forever, a tribute to those who wish to be bound forever to the club," said Santi Bach, the chief executive officer of Giem Sports, who are partners in the project.

Prices range from €3,000 (£2,480) to €6,000 to buy a space for 50 to 99 years.