Vasco raises the tone with the government of Rio de Janeiro about the Maracanã

Vasco raised the tone with the government of Rio de Janeiro to take over the non permanent administration of the Maracanã. The membership despatched a brand new letter this Wednesday to the State asking for participation in the administration of the stadium, as Flamengo’s license expires in the second half of this month.

The doc, addressed to Nicola Miccione, secretary of the Civil House, and signed by CEO Luiz Mello, reinforces Vasco’s curiosity in taking on Maracanã till the tender is made. The membership had already despatched a letter on October 28, however had no response. A gathering between Vasco and the government was purported to happen final Tuesday, however the State canceled it.

Vasco understands that the lack of response from the government of Rio de Janeiro might point out Flamengo’s tendency to resume the TPU (Period of Permit for Precarious Use). One of the causes, in keeping with the membership, may very well be a scarcity of time, as the present concession expires this month.

Photo: Daniel Ramalho/ Vasco

This argument was refuted in the doc despatched to the Government this Wednesday. There are three points expressed by Vasco in the letter.

  1. The state can not ignore a brand new stakeholder
  2. the deadline challenge can’t be taken into consideration, as in 2019 he was allowed 5 days in Flamengo.
  3. The 2022 Brazilian soccer season ends this week. After Saturday, Maracanã will solely obtain matches in the second half of January.

Since negotiations with the 777 companions started, Vasco has been displaying curiosity in the Maracanã. The membership sought cooperation with Flamengo and Fluminense, however the rivals closed their doorways. Having seen the eventualities, Vasco allied with the building firm WTorre and Legends, a world reference in stadium administration, and entered the race to handle the Maracanã. The identify of the consortium is “Maracanã for All”.

The membership additionally offered a proposal to the Government of Rio de Janeiro. The opening of the envelopes was scheduled for October 28, however was canceled the day earlier than by the State Audit Court, which highlighted irregularities in the name for tenders.

The incident irritated the leaders of Vasco and their companions, because it was an funding to hold out the venture. 777 Member executives had been in Rio de Janeiro to take part in the envelope opening ceremony. It didn’t occur, Vasco and 777 met the subsequent day, determined to ask for permission to take over the non permanent administration of Maracanã and despatched a letter to the Government.

In 2019, underneath the management of Wilson Wiltzel, after the cancellation of Odebrecht’s contract, the government of Rio de Janeiro put out a public name for events to briefly take over the Maracanã for six months. At the time, the president of Vasco, Alexandre Campello, was not . Only Flamengo and Fluminense confirmed curiosity.

The public name was made on April 1, 2019. Four days later Flamengo acquired a short lived license to handle the stadium for six months, pending a brand new tender course of. Which has not occurred till at this time.

Since then, the license has been renewed each six months, on an emergency foundation, with out competitors and with out third-party litigation. It is the first time that one other membership, other than Flamengo and Fluminense, is considering collaborating. That is why Vasco understands that the Rio de Janeiro government ought to study the case this time.

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