Betim and Cruzeiro will sign a letter of intent to build a new stadium – Rádio Itatiaia

The Cruzeiro board met this Tuesday afternoon (21) with the mayor of Betim. The meeting, at the municipal government headquarters, was held to present a project to build a stadium capable of accommodating up to 50,000 people in the neighboring municipality of Belo Horizonte. As a result of the negotiations, according to an Italian inquiry, the agreement was reached with the signing of a memorandum of understanding. All for the Cruzeiro dome to understand the proposal “in more detail”.

The meeting was expected by Itatiaia last week and was attended by Mayor Vittorio Medioli, Cruzeiro CEO Gabriel Lima, secretary general Alexandre Cobra, and Raposa finance director Raphael Vianna.

Cruzeiro, according to information collected by Itatiaia, liked the project. Therefore interested in further studies to understand the proposal.

The mayor of Betim revealed last week that the municipality has an international partner who will raise funds for the construction of a multi-purpose stadium in the city. The initial cost of the project is estimated at $ 450 million, and the stadium is expected to be built on an area of ​​100,000 square meters, located 1.4 kilometers from the shops along the BR-381, and closed. for BR -262.

The mayor’s intention is to have Cruzeiro as a sports partner, so that the club can use the stadium in sports as a home team. According to preliminary budget forecasts, Raposa could earn around $ 150 million in established commercial securities, such as box office, apartments and other special commercial products.

The architectural project was described in detail by Medioli, who cited the Athletico-PR stadium, Arena da Baixada, as an example of construction. The site has a reusable roof, mixed grass (natural and synthetic grass, more than 3,000 car parks and an event space with a capacity of 20,000 people).


Ronaldo, the owner of a 90% stake in Sociedade Anônima do Futebol do Cruzeiro, met last week with the governor of Minas Gerais. In this meeting between the Phenomenon and Romeu Zema (Novo) there was a discussion about Mineirão.

Cruzeiro intends to enter into any agreement with Gigante da Pampulha before concluding any agreement with the city of Betim. However, the club is happy to be remembered for such glorious projects.

“It ‘s a great thing to see Cruzeiro put himself back in his rightful place, to bring hope, honesty. Big companies want to partner with it, “Ronaldo said last week.

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