Largest flag flying in a football stadium: Barcelona fans sets world record (Video)
BARCELONA, Spain --
the Joan Gamper Trophy, which faced the FC Barcerlona and AC Milan on the 'New Camp' stadium, the "Associació Catalana Pro Senyera més gran del món"
unfurled a giant Catalan flag, covering 145,805.24 square feet (13,545.75 m2) - which sets the world record for the Largest flag flying in a fotball stadium, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: The world's Largest flag flying in a football stadium. (enlarge photo)
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"L'Associació Catalana Pro Senyera més gran del món" with Joan Moreno and Aleix Andreu in command, organized this event.
"Today is a great day for Catalonia, being able to see so many thousands of Catalan people excited with this record fills us with a great satisfaction" said Aleix Andreu.
"Behind this big flag there are some great people, from Catalonia, because without the support of everyone we would have not achieved it" he added.
"The stadium of FC Barcelona has been the best place to achieve this record," said Joan Moreno. "We thank FC Barcelona for having allowed us to make this record in their stadium, and its commitment to Catalan culture" he added.
Technically, the difficulty to make the record was maximum because it was developed in an area with thousands of people.
The cloth of the flag was fireproof grade M0 which means that if someone threw a flare it could not be lit. Also its resistance was very hight, 1 square meter of cloth could withstand a ton of weight.
It was done an engineering project to calculate the entire structure which had to withstand the flight of the flag (with a weight of 1.2 tons approx.), But mainly to support the dangerous effect of sailing in a stadium where there's always a lot of airflow.
"With such -sailing effect- we were afraid that the stadium came out flying" joked Aleix Andreu.
In addition to those who were in the stadium, millions of people saw this performance on television, and the international media covered the event in a worldwide level.