The candidate for Minas Gerais government, the former mayor of Belo Horizonte, Alexandre Kalil (PSD), agreed with Governor Romeo Zema (Novo), his main competitor, about Miniero’s gesture. Both are looking at the possibility of terminating the contract with Minas Arena, the franchisee responsible for managing the stadium until 2037.
“Enough with Minas Arena. You have to remove it. Enough of that. Did the governor say that? So Zema is right. You have to remove Minas Arena from the conversation. Bring it to the government, see if Cruzeiro is interested. It’s in the public interest. But you can make a deal. There’s nothing big, there’s no scandal,” Kalil told the newspaper EM podcast interview.
This is stipulated in Law No. 8,987, which deals with public concessions, but will require the government to indemnify Minas Arena. According to Mercato, the estimated value will be 400 million US dollars.
“The stadium is not in the country today. Minas Arena. Open a deal for Cruzeiro to buy, because you don’t think that Minas Arena will give up 7, 8, 10, 20 million a year to give to someone, do you?” , added the former president of Atltico.
“What the government can’t pay for Minas Arena is for it to investigate Atlético and Cruzeiro. I know the Mineiro model. It’s terrible. If Mineiro is abandoned and turns into a forest, the state will have to pay millions every month to those guys. You have to find a good solution. It goes through Atlético , America and Cruzeiro. Miner remains. I don’t see drama in the speech,” he said.
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The end of the contract between the state government and Minas Arena will be an opportunity, for example, for Sociedade Anima do Futebol (SAF) do Cruzeiro, under the management of Ronaldo Panamano, to become a candidate to take over Mineiro in a new bidding process. .
But the action is complex. The majority partner in SAF Cruzeirense will have to bring together investors to create a new consortium capable of meeting the country’s requirements.
This new consortium, which will eventually consist of Cruzeiro SAF, will have to pay, right from the start, a grant of US$ 400 million. With this amount the government intends to compensate Minas Arena in advance to break the current relationship.
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“The issue of the takeover was never raised with Minas Arena, despite the cooperative approach and the good communication channel established by the franchisee with representatives of the state of Minas Gerais,” said Minas Arena.
Looked for this Tuesday, Minas Arena warned that it would not comment on Kalil’s statements.