Still without the release of the public in São Januário, Vasco is looking for alternatives to be able to send the classic with Fluminense, for the Brazilian Championship. And, despite the expectation of being able to overturn the decision that prevents the presence of the fans in Colina until September 16th, the date set for the duel, the Basque board has already moved ahead and can hold the match at Estádio Raulino de Oliveira, in Volta Round. The information was given by the « GE ».
Vasco has already made a request to the City Hall of Volta Redonda, which manages Raulino de Oliveira. And the local administration would have already given the “okay” for the derby to be held at the stadium. The match is valid for the 23rd round of the Brasileirão.
Last Wednesday, Vasco informed that the club’s intention was to send the classic, with an audience, in São Januário. But, for that, it would be necessary to overturn the decision of the Court of Justice of Rio de Janeiro, which for more than 70 days banned the venue from receiving fans. In addition, you would also need an authorization from the Military Police to start on the Hill. This is why, in early 2023, the PM issued a report prohibiting the holding of regional classics in São Januário.
As Maracanã is closed for the recovery of the lawn, Vasco saw its options diminish. The club sees Nilton Santos as an option, but it would not be preferred by the board. For Vasco, playing on site, with synthetic grass, could be harmful and would make the team a “visitor”, even with the field command.
Understand the punishments suffered by Vasco
Since the confusion in the match against Goiás, for the Brazilian, at the end of June, Vasco has been suffering from sporting punishments and common justice. Vasco was punished by the STJD with four games without an audience – already fulfilled. In addition, in a controversial decision and based on a prejudiced report by a judge, the Rio de Janeiro Court of Justice initially banned the São Januário Stadium from hosting any type of sporting event. Then, the Justice released the place to receive games, but without public. The club appealed and was confident that it would get the release, but last Thursday, TJ maintained the ban on the public. Thus, the club has without mobilized and launched a manifesto asking for the release of the stadium.
Now, Vasco’s main line of action is to try to settle the Conduct Adjustment Term (TAC) with the Public Ministry. If this happens, the process will be terminated. But, in addition, the club will also appeal to the Superior Court of Justice (STJD), in Brasília.
Vasco’s next matches
- Bahia x Vasco – 9/3 (Sunday) – 6:30 pm – Arena Fonte Nova
- Vasco x Fluminense – 9/16 (Saturday) – 4pm – To be defined
- Vasco x Coritiba – 9/19 (Tuesday) – 7pm – To be defined