The Club: Location Profile – Venice

Beautiful Venice will be one of the cities playing host to the underground blood-sport known as The Club. Check out this new location profile piece for background on The Club‘s vision of Venice, then browse through the small batch of accompanying environment shots for a visual tour of the city’s underbelly.

Location Profile – Venice:

Whilst being one of the most unique cities in the world, Venice is also sinking. The Italian government and world heritage organisations have devoted considerable resources to engineering projects to save the city. The expense has been considerable, so an offer of financial assistance from a consortium of wealthy philanthropists was all too gratefully received. The consortium’s resources were all devoted to one particular area of the city, an area so badly affected by structural damage that it was abandoned years ago. However, some of the materials used in the rebuilding and restoration process were extremely hazardous and many of the buildings in the affected area were dangerously unstable, so, for reasons of public safety, the area was completely sealed off. To compensate, extravagant and noisy fireworks displays were often put on for the people of Venice, all at the consortium’s expense.

The effort and expense of all this to The Club was considerable, but the final result was worth it. A showpiece deathgame arena, right in the heart of one of the world’s most famous and beautiful cities reflects the power and invulnerability of their organisation.

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