Flamengo has authorization from City Hall to build the stadium, however, Caixa halts progress
With continued deterioration in relation to Maracanã, Flamengo seeks to build its own stadium. Throughout 2023, the club defined where it wanted to create its own arena, in the Gasometer region. Despite authorization from Rio de Janeiro City Hall, however, some obstacles still prevent the works from starting.
According to journalist André Rizek, from ‘SporTV’, initially the City Hall was against the construction of the stadium in Gasmetro. However, Flamengo managed to convince the municipal body and the matter was resolved. However, the owner of the land, Caixa Econômica Federal, became an obstacle to the red-and-black dream.
— Caixa got authorization to build a skyscraper and, therefore, wants to charge for floor potential, and Flamengo does not want to pay for that, but for the land. So, there is a very big difference in value between what Caixa wants to receive and Flamengo wants to pay, and Flamengo is in talks with the Federal Government to try to resolve this, and the club counts on the help of the City Hall. Publicly, no one will admit this, because Flamengo is trying to renew its Maracanã concession, and it would be wrong to publicly admit that it wants to build a stadium — said André Rizek, during ‘SporTV’ programming.
SAF TO HELP WITH CONSTRUCTION
However, according to André Rizek, Flamengo does not intend to go into debt with the construction of the stadium, as happened with Corinthians, for example. According to the journalist, the plan is to form a Football Anonymous Society (SAF) to raise funds for the purpose of building the arena.
— Flamengo’s directors even went to Germany to study the Bayern (ALE) model with their stadium, the Allianz Arena. The Bayern stadium works as follows: several companies are partners of the club, such as Audi. So, Audi uses the stadium to hold its events, such as launching cars. Flamengo is studying similar partnerships with three companies that would be partners in its stadium. The idea of this management is not to go into debt to build the stadium — concluded Rizek.
While talks about its own stadium do not progress, Flamengo continues to host matches at Maracanã. This Wednesday (08), Rubro-Negro faces Palmeiras, at 9:30 pm (Brasília time), on the 33rdThe round of the Brazilian Championship. If there is Mengão on the field, then Coluna do Fla will be broadcast live on YouTube. In addition, Globo, on an open network, and Premiere, through pay per view.