CBF Rule Limits Income for Some of Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums

The measure is not permanent yet, but if the CBF decides to keep the rule during 2017, some big stadiums with smaller local football clubs will suffer.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Large stadiums built for the 2014 World Cup are facing potential loss in revenue since an October ruling from the CBF. The provisional measure prohibits the leasing of fields which fall outside of state boundaries and previously scheduled venues - in the last five rounds of the national Brasileiro A and B Series football (soccer) tournament.

The statement forwarded by CBF to the forty clubs in Series A and B included: "In order to preserve the technical balance of the competitions and avoid any kind of favor in the final stretch of . . .

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