Following the request of the Flemish board, the authority led by Mayor Eduardo Paes determined that the matches will serve as test events, allowing 35% to 50% occupancy of the stadium’s capacity.
A Rio de Janeiro’s city hall authorized the Flamengo to count on your fans in Maracanã in three games, all in this month of September. Upon the request of the Flemish board, the authority led by the mayor Eduardo Pais determined that the matches will serve as test events, allowing 35% to 50% occupancy of the stadium’s capacity. The matches will be valid by Brazil’s Cup, brazilian e liberators. The decision was signed by Daniel Soranz, the Secretary of Health of Rio. See the note below.
In this way, Flamengo gets a long “arm wrestling” with the Rio authorities. For months seeking public feedback, the red-black board saw its request denied on several occasions. So much so that the team, currently coached by Renato Gaucho, even sent some matches at Mané Garrincha, in Brasília, to count on the support of part of his fans. The Flemingists, however, will have to comply with a series of sanitary protocols, such as a distance of 1 meter, presentation of proof of vaccination, negative Covid-19 test, RT-PCR. The Health Department also made it clear that the tickets will be linked to each buyer, who will have to present an identity document at the time of pick-up, in addition to the use of a face mask.
Flamengo will meet its supporter of Rio de Janeiro on September 15, against Grêmio, in the return duel of the quarterfinals of the Copa do Brasil, where 24,783 people will be allowed (about 35% of capacity) . Four days later, the reunion between the team and the fans will be again against Grêmio, this time for Brasileirão, with up to 28,324 (40%) fans. Finally, the last test event at Maracanã is scheduled for the 22nd, in the game against Barcelona de Guayaquil, for the semifinal of the Copa Libertadores da América, with a maximum of 35,045 people (50%) in the venue.