Maracanã Stadium bidding notice published


City of Rio looking for a new Maracanã operator Image: Coliseum GSVA

The Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) published the bidding notice for the Maracanã Stadium recently.

‘’ stated that since April 2019, the stadium is being managed by the Brazilian sports clubs Flamengo and Fluminense through a Term of Permission of Use (TPU) lasting 180 days, renewed successively without public competition.

The 78,838-capacity Maracanã Stadium, officially named the Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, is an association football stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The stadium is part of a complex that includes an arena known by the name of Maracanãzinho, which means ‘The Little Maracanã’ in Portuguese.

The Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, more commonly referred to as simply Flamengo, is a Brazilian sports club based in Rio de Janeiro, in the neighborhood of Gávea (Brazil), best known for their professional football team that plays in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A as well as Campeonato Carioca. The Maracanã Stadium serves as their residence.

The Fluminense Football Club, known as Fluminense, is a Brazilian sports club best known for its professional football team that competes in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the first tier of Brazilian football, and the Campeonato Carioca, the State league of Rio de Janeiro. The Maracanã Stadium serves as their home pitch.

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, commonly referred to as the Brasileirão, and also known as Brasileirão Assaí due to sponsorship with Assaí Atacadista (a Brazilian self-service wholesale company), is a Brazilian professional league for men’s football clubs. At the top of the Brazilian football league system, it is the country’s primary football competition.

The Campeonato Carioca, officially known as the Campeonato Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, also commonly known as the Cariocão, is the State football league of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is under the authority of the Football Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FERJ) or FFERJ. It is an annual tournament started in 1906.

The stadium is being provisionally managed by Flamengo and Fluminense since April 2019. For now, there are three groups interested in submitting a proposal to run the stadium for the next 20 years.

‘’ further stated that a notice issued in this regard read, “The documents and technical and financial proposals must be delivered in a Public Reception session designated for December 7th, 2023 at 10 am.”

The concession will be for a period of 20 consecutive and uninterrupted years.

Due to lack of time for the drawn-out bidding process, now made official, the stadium had its 10th automatic term renewal for Flamengo and Fluminense without public competition.

The notice further read, “The special bidding committee will hold a public session where the envelopes presented by the bidders will be received and the qualification envelopes will be opened.”

In the document released by the Government of Rio de Janeiro, the minimum grant is R$6,132,000.00. Any bid proposal that has a value below will be disqualified. The total estimated value of the contract, for the concession period, is R$186,090,559.38.

25 Games and 6 Events

The notice added, “The Final Score of each bidder’s Technical Proposal will be assigned by the technical committee through a detailed report signed by all its members and which will serve as motivation for the competent judgment. The technical proposal will receive a score from zero to 125 points, having weight of 60 percent in the overall score. Bidders who do not reach the minimum of 70 points will be disqualified.”

The financial proposal will have a weight of 40 percent in the grade. Bidders who do not reach the minimum of 95 points in this item will be disqualified.

The concession also includes Maracanãzinho, which is currently being used by Flamengo to hold basketball games. In addition, it recently hosted the men’s volleyball Pre-Olympic, in which the Brazilian team qualified for Paris 2024.

It must also present a document proving that the bidder alone or in a consortium holds at least six (6) dates of official events of sports that are part of the Olympic program or not, at the Ginásio Gilberto Cardoso (Maracanãzinho).

The 11,800-capacity Maracanãzinho is an indoor arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It’s also known as Ginásio Gilberto Cardoso or Ginásio do Maracanãzinho. The arena is mostly used for volleyball.

The 2024 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad and commonly known as Paris 2024, is a forthcoming international multisport event scheduled to take place from July 26th-August 11th in France, with Paris as the main Host City and 16 other Cities spread across metropolitan France, plus one subsite in Tahiti -an island within the French overseas country and the overseas collectivity of French Polynesia.

According to the text of the notice, the interested party must hold a minimum of 25 official football events at Maracanã, with “a minimum of 75 percent of Brazilian Series A and B Championships and the Brazilian Cup of the men’s suit, all organized by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and the main international competitions, such as the Copa Libertadores da América and the Copa Sudamericana for men, both organized by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL).”

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)-based the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) is the governing body of football in Brazil. It was founded on June 8th, 1914 as the Federação Brasileira de Sports, and was renamed Confederação Brasileira de Desportos in 1916.

The CONMEBOL Libertadores, also known as the Copa Libertadores de América, is an annual continental club football competition organized by CONMEBOL since 1960. It is the highest level of competition in South American club football.

The CONMEBOL Sudamericana, named as Copa Sudamericana, is an annual international club football competition organized by CONMEBOL since 2002. It is the second-most prestigious club competition in South American football.

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) is the continental governing body of football in South America and it is one of FIFA’s six continental confederations. The oldest continental confederation in the world, its headquarters are located in Luque, Paraguay, near Asunción.

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