Vasco will finally be able to welcome the public in São Januário. This Wednesday, Cruz-Maltino signed the Conduct Adjustment Term (TAC) with the Public Ministry and, now, is just waiting for approval from the Courts so that it can have its fans on the Hill. Thus, Vasco must change the location of the match against São Paulo, for the 26th round of the Brazilian Championship, which was scheduled for the Mané Garrincha Stadium, in Brasília.
As Vasco was prohibited from receiving the public in São Januário and with Maracanã closed to restore the pitch, the club indicated to the CBF that it would take the game against São Paulo, on October 7th, to Mané Garrincha. Last Tuesday, Entidade confirmed the duel for Brasília. But now, with the fans free, the board will try to bring the match back to São Januário.
According to Vasco’s SAF CEO, Lúcio Barbosa, Vasco appointed Mané Garrincha to be able to meet CBF deadlines. But it is still possible to change the game location.
– We had administrative rites to comply with in relation to the game against São Paulo, there are regulations. So we talked to the CBF, we talked to the arena. We had deadlines, so we recommended the game (to Brasília). Until then, São Januário was closed – said Lúcio Barbosa, before completing.
– But now, from today, with São Januário open to the public, our intention is to play all the games at our home and the classics at Maracanã.
Before the game with São Paulo, Vasco already intends to play against Coritiba, on September 21st, in São Januário. To this end, the club awaits court approval of the TAC signed this Wednesday.
On the morning of this Wednesday (13/09), Vasco da Gama and the Public Ministry of the State of Rio de Janeiro signed a Conduct Adjustment Term (TAC), which will allow the São Januário Stadium to be released for games with an audience. . The agreement will be forwarded for approval by… pic.twitter.com/BhlZABhl1w
— Vasco da Gama (@VascodaGama) September 13, 2023
Understand the punishment suffered by Vasco
Vasco had been prevented from receiving audiences in São Januário since the end of June. After the confusion in the match against Goiás, in the Brazilian Championship, Vasco was punished by the STJD with four games without an audience – already completed. Furthermore, with a controversial decision based on a judge’s prejudiced report about the Barreira do Vasco, the Rio de Janeiro Court of Justice initially banned the São Januário Stadium from hosting any type of sporting event. The court then cleared the venue to host games, but without an audience. Thus, São Januário had already been closed to the public for 82 days. During this period, the club had six home games and will still play the classic against Fluminense, next Saturday, at Nilton Santos.