Atltico fans are campaigning for the stadium to be named after Alice Neves

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Doña Alice Neves, mom of one among Atltico’s founders

Faced with uncertainty about the future official identify of Arena MRV, Atlético’s new Bairro Califrânia stadium in Belo Horizonte, a part of the crowd is transferring on social media. There is a robust marketing campaign to identify the constructing after Alice Neves, the mom of one among Galo’s 22 founders.

Changing the identify of the enviornment was amongst the matters of the assembly, proposed by Ricardo Guimares, the present president of the Deliberative Council. At the assembly, it was agreed to cancel the tribute to Elias Kali. With this, the physique will select one other identify in the future.

The story of Alice Neves

In 1908, in a just lately created Belo Horizonte, 22 youngsters taking part in soccer in the Municipal Park considered making a membership. One of the leaders of the group was Mrio Neves, who organized the conferences of the group in his mom’s pension, “Dona Alice”.

The tailor took over the undertaking. The fingers of Alice Neves had been accountable for Clube Atltico Mineiro’s first uniforms: a black shirt and a white collar.

“The meal was taken at the home of Doña Alice Neves, a rare girl. There had been many college students there. It was three streets from Isabela College (Hendrix) to Doña Alice’s home. She lived at Rua Guajajaras, 317. Many conferences had been held. They had been held earlier than the basis of her in the headquarters”, Hugo Francarolli, one among the founders of Galo, information in the Enciclopdia do Atltico (the work of Aldechi Ziller).

“He made and embroidered the first flag himself. T-shirts, shorts and shields had been made in his headquarters, the place the first feminine soccer fans in Brazil had been organized. The women helped him do every thing Atltico wanted,” he added.

In the e-book “Beira-Mar” by physician and author Pedro Nava, it’s estimated that Alice Neves was born in 1871 and died in 1967, at the age of 96. He would have turned 100 in 1971, the 12 months Atltico received the first Brazilian championship.

“Another one who didn’t deprive me of horrible repetitions was my expensive good friend D. Alice Neves. The environment was at all times festive, it matched the temperament of D. Alice and her daughters Nena, Tita, Dorinha and Cília. The aforementioned misplaced good humor. Atltico not he was on the wing or misplaced on the courtroom”, recalled Pedro Nava.

See beneath the tweets supporting the identify change to honor Alice Neves.

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