1. FC Union Berlin is a professional German association football club based in Berlin. The club emerged 1966 under the current name in East Germany and plays in the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga. The home ground Stadion An der Alten Försterei (Stadium near the old Forester's house) is the largest single-purpose football stadium in the German capital. It has been home to Union Berlin and its forerunners since it was opened in 1920. The club is famous for its enthusiastic and creative fan base and is colloquially called "Eisern Union" (Iron Union).
After Die Wende and some financial crisis, in the summer of 2008, the club decided to finally modernise the stadium, the Stadion An der Alten Försterei (Old Forester's House). Money was still tight, and so the fans simply built the ground themselves. More than 2,000 Union supporters invested 140,000 working hours to create what is now regarded as the largest football-only stadium in Berlin.
It's no surprise that this event has been organized here, where the relationship between the fans and the team is very closed and football is seen as a way to be unite and share time together.
People can bring their own sofa and use it to watch the Worldcup, but they'll also share it with strangers, this is the final goal of this idea, together with the possibility to watch football.
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