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Sports Cremation Urns Dedicated to the Fan

by Chris Gottschalk 



Urns have come a long way from the traditionally somber vessels often associated with memorial cremation urns. I’ve discovered that one of the most popular of the current styles is the sport urn. A friend had a grandmother who was a Green Bay Packers fan. She loved the Packers so much that her last request was to be buried wearing her team jersey!

And apparently die-hard sports fans aren’t afraid of dumping cremated ashes on football fields. In 2015 an article by John Talty appeared on the website (Alabama). Talty reports several incidents of fans spreading a relative’s ashes during the Iron Bowl at the Bryant-Denny stadium. The story also reports that:  

Suzan McClelland didn't spread ashes at an Iron Bowl, but at Alabama's Fan Day in 2012. With her brother along for moral support, the Prattville woman pulled out a plastic bag and spread her husband John's remains inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.
“I was worried I'd get arrested doing this, but he loved Alabama football and wanted to have his ashes spread on the field here," McClelland told The New York Times. "I was worried I'd get arrested, but this was his dying wish, and I didn't want him to haunt me for the rest of my life if I didn't do it."

No less die-hard but perhaps less dramatic fans opt for a cremation urn or keepsake at home that elicits memories of a loved one cheering on a favorite team. Or, the urn memorializes a favorite sports hobby. If someone has really put their heart and soul into a sport, a cremation urn memorializing their passion hits the mark. 

Photo cremation urns and keepsakes

Imagine a cremation urn that displays pictures of your loved one in their favorite team jersey, or at a game. A photo cremation urn is designed to display a photograph, as well as to hold cremation ashes in a discreet compartment. Game tickets or other collected memorabilia of their favorite team can be stored in a wood memory chest that features a photo on top.

Cremation jewelry for sports fans

Another option for sports fans is a cremation necklace shaped like a football, baseball, basketball or soccer ball. Each necklace features a compartment for a small portion of ashes. The pendant can also be displayed in a glass dome when not being worn.

It's worth mentioning that a wooden fishing cremation urn, or a homeland trout ceramic urn are wonderful ways to memorialize a fisherman. A sailor might be best remembered with a wooden sailing cremation urn.

Scattering Urns

Apparently a lot of people like the thought of their loved one resting at their favorite green. The golf scattering tube is easy to carry and 100% eco-friendly. Biodegradable urns are also an excellent choice for loved ones who enjoyed fishing or boating. A boat themed urn can be placed in a cabin by the river, lake or the ocean to celebrate a love of boating.  

A life celebration

A themed urn for a sports fan doesn't only memorialize a loved one. It showcases what really made him or her happy. As such, sports themed urns are great choices for the life celebration of a sports fan. A few tips for a sports-themed memorial service are offered at

No matter what a loved one's hobbies were, there is likely an urn to reflect it. The wide range of choices give the bereaved a way to remember a loved one in a most suitable manner.

Chris Gottschalk is a freelance writer living in Rochester, Minnesota. He first wrote about emotional loss and healing in his book, How to Heal After Heartbreak, and often explores these themes in his fiction pieces. When not writing, he practices martial arts.