Flamengo plans ‘vertical design’ home venue



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Rodolfo Landim, the President of the Brazilian multisports club – Clube de Regatas do Flamengo – has detailed his plans for a new 80,000-seat stadium for the top-flight club.

‘INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL’ stated that Landim is aiming to purchase land for the stadium by December 2024 with the Gasômetro site in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) as a potential location. The stadium is expected to cost between could cost between R$1.5bn (£236m/€275m/$296m) and R$2bn.

The Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, more commonly referred to as simply Flamengo, is a Brazilian multisports club based in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in the neighborhood of Gávea, best known for their professional football team. The club plays in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top of the Brazilian football league system. They are one of two clubs to have never been relegated from the top division. Flamengo is the most popular team in Brazil with more than 46.9 million fans, equivalent to 21.9 percent of the population that supports a team.

The 78,838-capacity Maracanã Stadium, officially named the Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho or Journalist Mario Filho Stadium, is an association football stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It serves as the residence of the Clube de Regatas do Flamengo.

The Gasômetro site in Rio de Janeiro is a former coal-fired power plant built in the late 1920s. The site is located on the banks of the Guaíba River and features a 350-foot brick smokestack, theaters, meeting rooms, and exhibit spaces.

Landim has said he envisions a vertical design similar to the 81,044-capacity Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain, and the 81,365-capacity Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany.

The above proposal has the support of the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes, but Flamengo will need to submit a formal proposal to proceed on the planned venue project.

‘INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL’ further stated that the club has been contemplating the construction of its own stadium with a potential capacity to hold 80,000 fans for some time in a bid to manage matchdays better and generate increased revenue.

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