The world is gripped by football fever as the FIFA World Cup 2018 is underway in Russia and a superfan in India done something exceptionally great as this football fan in Assam has taken a loan of whopping Rs 15 lakh to construct a 1,800 square feet auditorium in his front yard to screen the mega football event.
According to reports, Putul Borah, a resident of Diphu town in Assam’s Karbi Anglong did this to help all the football fans in and around his small town.
The auditorium can accommodate 500 people and be inaugurated by veteran footballer Gilbertson Sangma on the day of FIFA opening ceremony on Thursday.
Germany fan from Assam takes loan, builds auditorium. Putul Borah, a 57-year-old from Diphu town in Assam, who has built an auditorium with a bank loan of 13 lakh to screen matches for football enthusiasts. The die-hard fan of Germany has named the auditorium, The German Stadium. pic.twitter.com/dpELaF38Xn
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“This time I have made seating arrangements inside and outside the hall so that 500 people can enjoy watching the tournament,” Borah was quoted in a report.
According to reports, the 53-year-old die-hard football fan and a local businessman had approached a bank for the loan.
“I took a bank loan of Rs 15 lakh for construction of the ‘symbolic stadium’. A 56-inch LCD monitor has been installed where all football fans can witness the highs and lows of the World Cup together,” he added.
He also said that this was his dream and hopes to recreate the ambience of a jam-packed stadium.
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The auditorium has been named ‘German Stadium’ as Borah is a fan of Germany. The stadium is also decorated with all the 32 flags of teams participating this year.