Rio’s Flamengo May Not Play at Maracanã Stadium in 2017

The board of Flamengo remains concerned about how the state of Rio de Janeiro will provide for the management of Maracanã.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fans of the Flamengo football (soccer) club, one of the most popular in Brazil if not the world, are still waiting to see if their team will return to the city's iconic Maracanã Stadium in 2017.

Dispute over who is taking management of the stadium has continued, and Tuesday (December 20th), club President Eduardo Bandeira de Mello reinforced they would play elsewhere if an agreement was not met.

Bandeira said in an interview with SporTV, "[...] if Maracanã is handed over to operators, who want to force Flamengo to play in . . .

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