The mayor of Betim, Vittorio Medioli (without entertainment), met on Tuesday afternoon (21) with representatives of Cruzeiro SAF to present a proposal for the construction of a multi-purpose stadium in the municipality with a capacity of 50,000 fans. The meeting was held in Betim City Hall and was attended by Gabriel Lima, CEO of Cruzeiro, Alexandre Cobra, general secretary of the celestial club, and also Raphael Viana, CFO (finance director) of Raposa.
The meeting was a good one, according to stakeholders, and the project will now be discussed with Cruzeiro, which could have an initial profit of nearly $ 150 million already for commercial rights sales on the field, which will reduce club money. affected by debt. The stadium will be built on land 1.4 km from the Partage shopping center in Betim. According to Mayor Vittorio Medioli, the intention protocol will be signed in the coming weeks.
“It was a very good meeting. It was understood that there was a way to reconcile the interests of the municipality with Cruzeiro, in the hope of being a good business for them and for us, here in Betim municipality. The project will now continue to be discussed for the next 60 days next, “Medioli said.
Ronaldo Fenômeno’s right-back Gabriel Lima, CEO of SAF do Cruzeiro, insisted that the Arena at Betim ‘of course’ is an option for the club, which will now analyze the proposal made by Betim municipality. “(We had) an interesting conversation, we analyze all our options and it certainly seems to be an option. We will analyze it carefully and carefully.
Also speaking at the conference in Betim City Hall was Alexandre Cobra, Cruzeiro’s secretary general. He highlighted the experience and success of Mayor Vittorio Medioli as a manager and in the business world, as well as highlighting the strength of Sada Cruzeiro, another successful case within the star club. For him, there is nothing better than joining this expertise on behalf of Cruzeiro football.
“We are very grateful. It is a great opportunity for Cruzeiro. We see Vittorio as a great businessman, he is successful in volleyball as well. There is nothing better than joining the strength of Cruzeiro football with this great businessman,” noted Cobra. .
Cruzeiro CFO Raphael Viana stressed the club’s greatness and assured that the proposed proposal would be a topic for discussion between Celestial SAF executives. “It is always good to have options. Cruzeiro is very big and we really need to find what is best for the club. We thank Mayor Medioli and all his staff for bringing this proposal. We will analyze it with great love”, concluded Vienna.
About the possibility of Arena do Cruzeiro
The stadium, according to Mayor Vittorio Medioli (without ceremony), would already have the location and preliminary approval from Betim City. It would be built on a plot of 100,000 square meters near Via Expressa and less than ten miles from where the MRV Arena of Atlético is being built. The mayor explained that the project offers a capacity of 50,000 fans if concerts are held.
According to Medioli, the new Minas Gerais stadium will still have modern concepts of civic construction and urban mobility, fueled by Arena da Baixada, and Athletico Paranaense, with a removable roof and a mixed lawn, which encloses native and native grasses. fake. In the original project there are still plans to build a parking area for more than 3,000 vehicles, ecological parks and assembly centers in the vicinity of the area with a capacity to accommodate another 20,000 people.
The mayor of Betim also said that the cost of building the stadium is estimated at $ 450 million, with a forecast of 24 months of work and the launch of the proposal in the future.
Medioli explains that Cruzeiro has a great opportunity, as it will not have to pay any amount to be part of the partnership and would still receive $ 150 million, as well as enjoy 80% of the box, the sale of seats. and approximately 100 cabins, with different sizes.
Cruzeiro fans support
In a live broadcast on Twitch last Monday (20), Ronaldo Fenômeno proposed a referendum to determine the acceptance of fans about the possibility of their own stadium in Betim or management of Mineirão. With 76% of the vote, Arena do Cruzeiro won the favor of the celestial beings. Many SAF shareholder Celeste commented on the results.
“Betim defeated Mineirão? Oh, what a surprise. Play 3. There are so many good things to come. We have a lot to do, but we can’t tell you everything. We work hard with me.” I’m sure we will choose the best option for the heavenly fan “, said Ronaldo.